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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Hammer Throw

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 17, 2016
Date Finished: August 19, 2016

Gold: TJK Dilshod Nazarov
Silver: BLR Ivan Tikhon
Bronze: POL Wojciech Nowicki


The favorite was Poland’s [Paweł Fajdek] but he shockingly failed to get through the qualifying. In his absence the gold medal would be won by Tajikistan’s [Dilshod Nazarov]. Nazarov took the lead in round three with 78.07, and bettered that in round five with 78.68 to win gold. Bronze went to Poland’s Wojciech Nowicki, who moved onto the podium with his final throw of 77.73, moving ahead of Mexico’s [Diego del Real]. The gold medal by Nazarov was the first ever for Tajikistan at the Olympics, in any sport.

The silver medal was won by Belarussian [Ivan Tikhon], who had, shall we say, a somewhat checkered past. Tikhon (sometimes spelled Tsikhan in Belarussian) had initially won silver at the 2004 Olympics, only to lose that for a later revealed doping positive when the samples were re-tested in 2012. At the 2008 Olympics he won a bronze medal only to see that withdrawn on a doping positive. After an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Tikhon’s 2008 medal was restored. One should consider the Rio results with an eye to future PED re-testing.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dilshod Nazarov 34 Tajikistan TJK Gold
2 Ivan Tikhon 40 Belarus BLR Silver
3 Wojciech Nowicki 27 Poland POL Bronze
4 Diego del Real 22 Mexico MEX
5 Marcel Lomnický 29 Slovakia SVK
6 Ashraf El-Seify 21 Qatar QAT
7 Krisztián Pars 34 Hungary HUN
8 David Söderberg 36 Finland FIN
9 Sergey Kolomoyets 26 Belarus BLR
10 Serghei Marghiev 23 Moldova MDA
11 Yevhen Vynohradov 32 Ukraine UKR
12 Wagner Domingos 33 Brazil BRA
13 r1/2 Pavel Boreysha 25 Belarus BLR
14 r1/2 Roberto Janet 29 Cuba CUB
15 r1/2 Lukáš Melich 35 Czech Republic CZE
16 r1/2 Conor McCullough 25 United States USA
17 r1/2 Paweł Fajdek 27 Poland POL
18 r1/2 Rudy Winkler 21 United States USA
19 r1/2 Chris Bennett 26 Great Britain GBR
20 r1/2 Mikhailis Anastasakis 21 Greece GRE
21 r1/2 Mark Dry 28 Great Britain GBR
22 r1/2 Nick Miller 23 Great Britain GBR
23 r1/2 Sukhrob Khodzhayev 23 Uzbekistan UZB
24T r1/2 Roberto Sawyers 29 Costa Rica CRC
24T r1/2 Eşref Apak 34 Turkey TUR
26 r1/2 Hassan Mohamed Mahmoud 32 Egypt EGY
27 r1/2 Javier Cienfuegos 26 Spain ESP
28 r1/2 Pezhman Ghalehnoei 24 Iran IRI
29 r1/2 Kaveh Mousavi 31 Iran IRI
30 r1/2 Amanmyrat Hommadow 27 Turkmenistan TKM
AC r1/2 Marco Lingua 38 Italy ITA
AC r1/2 Kibwé Johnson 35 United States USA