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Gold medal distances in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics 1900-2020

Gold medal winning distances in the Men's and Women's hammer throw at the Summer Olympics from 1900 to 2020

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Sources

Release date

2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2021

Supplementary notes

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

The winning athletes (male listed first) and their represented countries are as follows:
1900 - John Flanagan (US)
1904 - John Flanagan (US)
1908 - John Flanagan (US)
1912 - Matt McGrath (US)
1920 - Patrick Ryan (US)
1924 - Fred Tootell (US)
1928 - Patrick O'Callaghan (Ireland)
1932 - Patrick O'Callaghan (Ireland)
1936 - Karl Hein (Germany)
1948 - Imre Nemeth (Hungary)
1952 - Joszef Csermak (Hungary)
1956 - Harold Connolly (US)
1960 - Vasili Rudenkov (Soviet Union)
1964 - Romuald Klim (Soviet Union)
1968 - Gyula Zsivotsky (Hungary)
1972 - Anatoli Bondarchuk (Soviet Union)
1976 - Yuri Sedykh (Soviet Union)
1980 - Yuri Sedykh (Soviet Union)
1984 - Juha Tainen (Finland)
1988 - Sergey Litvinov (Soviet Union)
1992 - Andrey Abduvaile (Unified Team)
1996 - Balazs Kiss (Hungary)
2000 - Szymon Ziolkowski (Poland) & Kamila Skolimowska (Poland)
2004 - Koji Murofushi (Japan) & Olga Kuzenkova (Russia)
2008 - Primoz Kozmus (Slovenia) & Yipsi Moreno (Cuba)
2012 - Krisztian Pars (Hungary) & Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)
2016 - Dilshod Nazarov (Tajikistan) & Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)
2020 - Wojciech Nowicki (Poland) & Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)

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