Men's Hammer Throw Olympic Medalists

Gold medalist Krisztian Pars winds up and prepares to throw during the 2012 London Games. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The initial Olympic hammer throw gold medalist, American John Flanagan, won the first three Olympic competitions, reigning as the hammer throw champ from 1900-1908. Two other men have won consecutive hammer throw titles: Ireland's Pat O'Callaghan in 1928-32 and Yuriy Sedykh of the Soviet Union in 1976-80. Sedykh added a silver medal in 1988. The 1952 gold medalist, Jόzsef Csermák of Hungary, is the only man to break the hammer throw world record during the Olympic Games.

  • 1900
    GOLD John Flanagan, USA 51.01
    SILVER Truxton Hare, USA 46.25
    BRONZE Josiah McCracken, USA 44.50

Women's Hammer Throw Olympic Medalists

  • 1904
    GOLD John Flanagan, USA 51.23
    SILVER John DeWitt, USA 50.265
    BRONZE Ralph Rose, USA 45.73
  • 1908
    GOLD John Flanagan, USA 51.92
    SILVER Matt McGrath, USA 51.18
    BRONZE Con Walsh, USA 48.50
  • 1912
    GOLD Matt McGrath, USA 54.74
    SILVER Duncan Gillis, CAN 48.39
    BRONZE Clarence Childs, USA 48.17
  • 1920
    GOLD Patrick Ryan, USA 52.875
    SILVER Carl-Johan Lind, SWE 48.43
    BRONZE Basil Bennet, USA 48.25
  • 1924
    GOLD Fred Tootell, USA 53.29
    SILVER Matt McGrath, USA 50.84
    BRONZE Malcolm Nokes, GBR 48.87
  • 1928
    GOLD Pat O’Callaghan, IRL 51.39
    SILVER Ossian Skiöld, SWE 51.29
    BRONZE Edmund Black, USA 49.03
  • 1932
    GOLD Pat O’Callaghan, IRL 53.92
    SILVER Ville Pörhölä, FIN 52.27
    BRONZE Peter Zaremba, USA 50.33
  • 1936
    GOLD Karl Hein, GER 56.49
    SILVER Erwin Blask, GER 55.04
    BRONZE Fred Warngard, SWE 54.83
  • 1948
    GOLD Imre Németh, HUN 56.07
    SILVER Ivan Gubijan, YUG 54.27
    BRONZE Robert Bennett, USA 53.73
  • 1952
    GOLD Jόzsef Csermák, HUN 60.34
    SILVER Karl Storch, GER 58.86
    BRONZE Imre Németh, HUN 57.74
  • 1956
    GOLD Harold Connolly, USA 63.19
    SILVER Mikhail Krivonosov, URS 63.03
    BRONZE Anatoliy Samotsvetov, URS 62.56
  • 1960
    GOLD Vasiliy Rudenkov, URS 67.10
    SILVER Gyula Zsivόtzky, HUN 65.79
    BRONZE Tadeusz Rut, POL 65.64
  • 1964
    GOLD Romuald Klim, URS 69.74
    SILVER Gyula Zsivόtzky, HUN 69.09
    BRONZE Uwe Beyer, FRG 68.09
  • 1968
    GOLD Gyula Zsivόtzky, HUN 73.36
    SILVER Romuald Klim, URS 73.28
    BRONZE Lázár Lovász, HUN 69.78
  • 1972
    GOLD Anatoliy Bondarchuk, URS 75.50
    SILVER Jochen Sachse, GDR 74.96
    BRONZE Vasiliy Khmelevskiy, URS 74.04
  • 1976
    GOLD Yuriy Sedykh, URS 77.52
    SILVER Aleksey Spiridonov, URS 76.08
    BRONZE Anatoliy Bondarchuk, URS 75.48
  • 1980
    GOLD Yuriy Sedykh, URS 81.80
    SILVER Sergey Litvinov, URS 80.64
    BRONZE Jϋri Tamm, URS 78.96
  • 1984
    GOLD Juha Tiainen, FIN 78.08
    SILVER Karl-Hans Riehm, FRG 77.98
    BRONZE Klaus Ploghaus, FRG 76.68
  • 1988
    GOLD Sergey Litvinov, URS 84.40
    SILVER Yuriy Sedykh, URS 83.76
    BRONZE Jϋri Tamm, URS 81.16
  • 1992
    GOLD Andrey Abduvaliyev, EUN 82.54
    SILVER Igor Astapkovich, EUN 81.96
    BRONZE Igor Nikulin, EUN 81.38
  • 1996
    GOLD Balázs Kiss, HUN 81.24
    SILVER Lance Deal, USA 81.12
    BRONZE Aleksey Krykun, UKR 80.02
  • 2000
    GOLD Szymon Ziόlkowski, POL 80.02
    SILVER Nicola Vizzoni, ITA 79.64
    BRONZE Igor Astapkovich, BLR 79.17
  • 2004*
    GOLD Koji Murofushi, JPN 82.91
    SILVER vacant
    BRONZE Esraf Apak, TUR 79.51
  • 2008**
    GOLD Primož Kozmus, SLO 82.02
    SILVER Vadim Devyatovsky, BLR 81.61
    BRONZE Ivan Tsikhan, BLR 81.51
  • 2012
    GOLD Krisztián Pars, HUN 80.59
    SILVER Primož Kozmus, SLO 79.36
    BRONZE Koji Murofushi, JPN 78.71

* Original first-place finisher Adrian Annus and second-place finisher Ivan Tsikhan were stripped of their medals due to doping violations.

** Second-place finisher Vadim Devyatovskiy and third-place finisher Ivan Tsikhan were stripped of their medals by the IOC due to doping violations, but the decision was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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