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Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 26, 1976
Date Finished: July 28, 1976

Gold: URS Yuriy Siedykh
Silver: URS Aleksey Spiridonov
Bronze: URS Anatoliy Bondarchuk


The two favorites were Soviet [Yury Sedykh] and German [Karl-Hans Riehm], but the other Soviets and German [Walter Schmidt] were also threats. The Soviets were 1-2-3 in round one, led by [Aleksey Spiridonov] with 75.74 (248-6), Sedykh second with 75.64 (248-2), and defending gold medalist [Anatoly Bondarchuk] third with 75.48 (247-7¾). Sedykh threw 77.52 (254-4) in the second round, which would be the winning mark. Nobody could dislodge the Soviet trio, who swept the medals,

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yuriy Siedykh 21 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Aleksey Spiridonov 24 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Anatoliy Bondarchuk 36 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Karl-Hans Riehm 25 West Germany FRG
5 Walter Schmidt 27 West Germany FRG
6 Jochen Sachse 27 East Germany GDR
7 Chris Black 26 Great Britain GBR
8 Edwin Klein 28 West Germany FRG
9 Jacques Accambray 26 France FRA
10 Manfred Seidel 26 East Germany GDR
11 Shigenobu Murofushi 30 Japan JPN
12 Peter Farmer 24 Australia AUS
13 QR Gian Paolo Urlando 31 Italy ITA
14 QR Paul Dickenson 26 Great Britain GBR
15 QR Larry Hart 29 United States USA
16 QR Murray Cheater 29 New Zealand NZL
17 QR Edoardo Podberschek 27 Italy ITA
18 QR Peter Sternad 30 Austria AUT
19 QR Murray Keating 24 Canada CAN
20 QR Kleanthis Ierissiotis 23 Greece GRE