Athletics
Hammer throw
World records
MenSoviet Union Yuriy Sedykh 86.74 m (1986)
WomenPoland Anita Włodarczyk 82.98 m (2016)
Olympic records
MenSoviet Union Sergey Litvinov 84.80 m (1988)
WomenPoland Anita Włodarczyk 82.29 m (2016)
World Championship records
MenBelarus Ivan Tsikhan 83.63 m (2007)
WomenPoland Anita Włodarczyk 80.85 m (2015)
The traditional Highland games version of the event

The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular outdoor track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin.

The "hammer" used in this sport is not like any of the tools also called by that name. It consists of a metal ball attached by a steel wire to a grip. These three components are each separate and can move independently. Both the size and weight of the ball vary between men's and women's events. The women's hammer weighs 4kg for college and professional meets while the men's hammer weighs 7.26kg.[citation needed]

History

Scottish hammer throw illustration from Frank R. Stockton's book Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy
Irish American John Flanagan in the hammer throw competition at the Summer Olympics 1908 in London

The exact origins of the Hammer throw are a mystery to modern historians.[citation needed] According to legend, at the Tailteann Games in Tara, Ireland as far back as 2000 BC the Celtic warrior Culchulainn took a chariot axle with a wheel still attached and spun it around and hurled it.[1] The wheel was later replaced by a rock with a wooden handle attached.[1] A sledgehammer began to be used for the sport in Scotland and England during the Middle Ages.[1] In current times, the hammer has changed to the more modern 7.26 kg ball attached to a wire and a handle, but the Scottish Highland Games still feature the older style of hammer throw with the rock and the solid wood handle. Today the Hammer throw is one of four throwing events featured in the Olympics alongside discus, shot put, and javelin.

The contemporary version of the hammer throw

While the men's hammer throw has been part of the Olympics since 1900, the International Association of Athletics Federations did not start ratifying women's marks until 1995. Women's hammer throw was first included in the Olympics at the 2000 summer games in Sydney, Australia after having been included in the World Championships a year earlier.[citation needed]

Athlete practicing the hammer throw event

Competition

The men's hammer weighs 16 pounds (7.26 kg) and measures 3 feet 11+34 inches (121.3 cm) in length, and the women's hammer weighs 4 kg (8.82 lb) and 3 ft 11 in (119.4 cm) in length.[2] Like the other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the implement the farthest.

The throwing motion starts with the thrower swinging the hammer back-and-forth about two times to generate momentum. The thrower then makes three, four or (rarely) five full rotations using a complex heel-toe foot movement, spinning the hammer in a circular path and increasing its angular velocity with each rotation. Rather than spinning the hammer horizontally, it is instead spun in a plane that angles up towards the direction in which it will be launched. The thrower releases the hammer as its velocity is upward and toward the target.[3]

Thrower inside a hammer cage, with the markings for the throwing circle and the throwing sector visible on the ground (women's final at the 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships)

Throws are made from a throwing circle. The thrower is not allowed to step outside the throwing circle before the hammer has landed and may only enter and exit from the rear of the throwing circle. The hammer must land within a 34.92º throwing sector that is centered on the throwing circle. The sector angle was chosen because it provides a sector whose bounds are easy to measure and lay out on a field (10 metres out from the center of the ring, 6 metres across).[4][5] A violation of the rules results in a foul and the throw not being counted.[citation needed]

As of 2023 the men's hammer world record is held by Yuriy Sedykh, who threw 86.74 m (284 ft 6+34 in) at the 1986 European Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, West Germany on 30 August. The world record for the women's hammer is held by Anita Włodarczyk, who threw 82.98 m (272 ft 2+34 in) during the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial on 28 August 2016.[citation needed] Sedykh's 1986 world record has been noted for its longevity, and for dating from "a time when track and field was starting to realize the scale of performance-enhancing drug use" (AP).[6] According to Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, Sedykh was a heavy user of steroids, which Sedykh denied.[6]

The throwing distance depends on the velocity and height at which the hammer is released, but also on other factors that are not under the athlete's control.[7] In particular, earth's rotation affects it via the location's latitude (due to the centrifugal force, the hammer will fly a bit further in a location closer to the equator) and to a lesser extent also via the throw's azimuth (i.e. its compass direction, due to Coriolis forces).[7] According to a 2023 study, such effects are large enough that the top 20 world-record rankings for both men and women at the time could somewhat change if they were adjusted for latitude and azimuth.[7]

Safety issues

Hammer throwing has been described as involving "inherent danger [...]. Athletes, coaches, and spectators participating in the event are at risk; steel hammers [...] are hurled through the air at great speeds, [travel] far distances, and [are] sometimes difficult to spot in flight."[8] For example, hammer throws resulted in four deaths in Europe in 2000 alone,[9] and have caused deaths and permanent brain damage injuries in the United States too.[8]

To mitigate such risks, a C-shaped "hammer cage" was introduced, which is built around the throwing circle, preventing the hammer from flying off in unwanted directions.[8] In 2004, the IAAF changed its rules to increase the mandatory height of hammer cages to 10m and reduce their "danger zone" angle to around 53°.[8] The change also moved the cage gates further away from the throwing circle, thus reducing the risk of a misdirected hammer bouncing back on the thrower.[10]

All-time top 25

See also: Men's hammer throw world record progression and Women's hammer throw world record progression

Men's Hammer Throw Final – 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, China, 2015 (Polish thrower Paweł Fajdek)

Men

Ath.# Perf.# Mark Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 86.74 m (284 ft 6 in) Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union 30 August 1986 Stuttgart
2 86.66 m (284 ft 3 in) Sedykh #2 22 June 1986 Tallinn
3 86.34 m (283 ft 3 in) Sedykh #3 03 July 1984 Cork
2 4 86.04 m (282 ft 3 in) Sergey Litvinov  Soviet Union 03 July 1986 Dresden
5 85.74 m (281 ft 3 in) Litvinov #2 30 August 1986 Stuttgart
6 85.68 m (281 ft 1 in) Sedykh #4 11 August 1986 Budapest
7 85.60 m (280 ft 10 in) Sedykh #5 13 July 1984 London
Sedykh #6 17 August 1984 Moscow
9 85.20 m (279 ft 6 in) Litvinov #3 03 July 1984 Cork
10 85.14 m (279 ft 3 in) Litvinov #4 11 July 1986 London
Sedykh #7 04 September 1988 Moscow
12 85.02 m (278 ft 11 in) Sedykh #8 20 August 1984 Budapest
13 84.92 m (278 ft 7 in) Sedykh #9 03 July 1986 Dresden
3 14 84.90 m (278 ft 6 in) Vadim Devyatovskiy  Belarus 21 July 2005 Minsk
15 84.88 m (278 ft 5 in) Litvinov #5 10 September 1986 Rome
4 16 84.86 m (278 ft 4 in) Koji Murofushi  Japan 29 June 2003 Prague
17 84.80 m (278 ft 2 in) Litvinov #6 26 September 1988 Seoul
18 84.72 m (277 ft 11 in) Sedykh #10 09 July 1986 Moscow
19 84.64 m (277 ft 8 in) Litvinov #7 09 July 1986 Moscow
5 20 84.62 m (277 ft 7 in) Igor Astapkovich  Belarus 06 June 1992 Seville
21 84.60 m (277 ft 6 in) Sedykh #11 14 September 1984 Tokyo
22 84.58 m (277 ft 5 in) Sedykh #12 08 June 1986 Leningrad
6 23 84.51 m (277 ft 3 in) Ivan Tsikhan  Belarus 09 July 2008 Grodno
7 24 84.48 m (277 ft 1 in) Igor Nikulin  Soviet Union 12 July 1990 Lausanne
25 84.46 m (277 ft 1 in) Sedykh #13 14 September 1988 Vladivostok
Tsikhan #2 07 May 2004 Minsk
8 84.40 m (276 ft 10 in) Jüri Tamm  Soviet Union 09 September 1984 Banská Bystrica
9 84.19 m (276 ft 2 in) Adrián Annus  Hungary 10 August 2003 Szombathely
10 83.93 m (275 ft 4 in) Paweł Fajdek  Poland 09 August 2015 Szczecin [12]
11 83.68 m (274 ft 6 in) Tibor Gécsek  Hungary 19 September 1998 Zalaegerszeg
12 83.46 m (273 ft 9 in) Andrey Abduvaliyev  Soviet Union 26 May 1990 Adler
13 83.43 m (273 ft 8 in) Aleksey Zagornyi  Russia 10 February 2002 Adler
14 83.40 m (273 ft 7 in) Ralf Haber  East Germany 16 May 1988 Athens
15 83.38 m (273 ft 6 in) Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 05 August 2001 Edmonton
16 83.30 m (273 ft 3 in) Olli-Pekka Karjalainen  Finland 14 July 2004 Lahti
17 83.04 m (272 ft 5 in) Heinz Weis  Germany 29 June 1997 Frankfurt
18 83.00 m (272 ft 3 in) Balázs Kiss  Hungary 04 June 1998 Saint-Denis
19 82.78 m (271 ft 7 in) Karsten Kobs  Germany 26 June 1999 Dortmund
20 82.71 m (271 ft 4 in) Rudy Winkler  United States 20 June 2021 Eugene [13]
21 82.69 m (271 ft 3 in) Krisztián Pars  Hungary 16 August 2014 Zürich
22 82.64 m (271 ft 1 in) Günther Rodehau  East Germany 03 August 1985 Dresden
23 82.62 m (271 ft 0 in) Sergey Kirmasov  Russia 30 May 1998 Bryansk
Andriy Skvaruk  Ukraine 27 April 2002 Kyiv
25 82.58 m (270 ft 11 in) Primož Kozmus  Slovenia 02 September 2009 Celje

Annulled marks

Women

Ath.# Perf.# Mark Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 82.98 m (272 ft 2 in) Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 28 August 2016 Warsaw [15]
2 82.87 m (271 ft 10 in) Włodarczyk #2 29 July 2017 Władysławowo
3 82.29 m (269 ft 11 in) Włodarczyk #3 15 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
4 81.08 m (266 ft 0 in) Włodarczyk #4 01 August 2015 Władysławowo
5 80.85 m (265 ft 3 in) Włodarczyk #5 27 August 2015 Beijing
6 80.79 m (265 ft 0 in) Włodarczyk #6 23 July 2017 Białystok
2 7 80.31 m (263 ft 5 in) DeAnna Price  United States 26 June 2021 Eugene [16]
8 80.26 m (263 ft 3 in) Włodarczyk #7 12 July 2016 Władysławowo
3 9 80.16 m (262 ft 11 in) Brooke Andersen  United States 20 May 2023 Tucson [17]
10 79.80 m (261 ft 9 in) Włodarczyk #8 15 August 2017 Warsaw
11 79.80 m (261 ft 9 in) Andersen #2 20 April 2023 Charlottesville [18]
12 79.73 m (261 ft 6 in) Włodarczyk #9 06 May 2017 Doha
13 79.72 m (261 ft 6 in) Włodarczyk #10 27 June 2017 Ostrava
14 79.61 m (261 ft 2 in) Włodarczyk #11 18 June 2016 Szczecin
15 79.59 m (261 ft 1 in) Włodarczyk #12 22 July 2018 Lublin
16 79.58 m (261 ft 1 in) Włodarczyk #13 31 August 2014 Berlin
17 79.48 m (260 ft 9 in) Włodarczyk #14 21 May 2016 Halle
18 79.45 m (260 ft 7 in) Włodarczyk #15 29 May 2016 Forbach
4 19 79.42 m (260 ft 6 in) Betty Heidler  Germany 21 May 2011 Halle
20 79.02 m (259 ft 3 in) Andersen #3 30 April 2022 Tucson [19]
21 78.96 m (259 ft 0 in) Andersen #4 17 July 2022 Eugene [20]
22 78.94 m (258 ft 11 in) Włodarczyk #16 12 August 2018 Berlin
23 78.79 m (258 ft 5 in) Andersen #5 06 June 2023 Bydgoszcz [21]
24 78.76 m (258 ft 4 in) Włodarczyk #17 15 August 2014 Zürich
25 78.74 m (258 ft 4 in) Włodarczyk #18 14 July 2018 London
5 78.62 m (257 ft 11 in) Camryn Rogers  Canada 26 May 2023 Westwood [22]
6 78.51 m (257 ft 6 in) Tatyana Lysenko  Russia 05 July 2012 Cheboksary
7 78.00 m (255 ft 10 in) Janee' Kassanavoid  United States 21 May 2022 Tucson [23]
8 77.78 m (255 ft 2 in) Gwen Berry  United States 08 June 2018 Chorzów [24]
9 77.68 m (254 ft 10 in) Wang Zheng  China 29 March 2014 Chengdu
10 77.33 m (253 ft 8 in) Zhang Wenxiu  China 28 September 2014 Incheon
11 77.32 m (253 ft 8 in) Aksana Miankova  Belarus 29 June 2008 Minsk
12 77.26 m (253 ft 5 in) Gulfiya Agafonova  Russia 12 June 2006 Tula
13 77.13 m (253 ft 0 in) Oksana Kondratyeva  Russia 30 June 2013 Zhukovskiy
14 77.10 m (252 ft 11 in) Hanna Skydan  Azerbaijan 23 August 2023 Budapest [25]
15 76.90 m (252 ft 3 in) Martina Hrašnová  Slovakia 16 May 2009 Trnava
16 76.85 m (252 ft 1 in) Malwina Kopron  Poland 26 August 2017 Taipei City [26]
17 76.83 m (252 ft 0 in) Kamila Skolimowska  Poland 11 May 2007 Doha
18 76.72 m (251 ft 8 in) Mariya Bespalova  Russia 23 June 2012 Zhukovsky
19 76.66 m (251 ft 6 in) Volha Tsander  Belarus 21 July 2005 Minsk
20 76.63 m (251 ft 4 in) Yekaterina Khoroshikh  Russia 24 June 2006 Zhukovsky
21 76.62 m (251 ft 4 in) Yipsi Moreno  Cuba 09 September 2008 Zagreb
22 76.56 m (251 ft 2 in) Alena Matoshka  Belarus 12 June 2012 Minsk
23 76.35 m (250 ft 5 in) Joanna Fiodorow  Poland 28 September 2019 Doha [27]
24 76.33 m (250 ft 5 in) Darya Pchelnik  Belarus 29 June 2008 Minsk
25 76.26 m (250 ft 2 in) Hanna Malyshik  Belarus 27 April 2018 Brest

Annulled marks

The following athletes had their performances (over 77.00 m) annulled due to doping offences:

Olympic medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
details
John Flanagan
 United States
Truxtun Hare
 United States
Josiah McCracken
 United States
1904 St. Louis
details
John Flanagan
 United States
John DeWitt
 United States
Ralph Rose
 United States
1908 London
details
John Flanagan
 United States
Matt McGrath
 United States
Con Walsh
 Canada
1912 Stockholm
details
Matt McGrath
 United States
Duncan Gillis
 Canada
Clarence Childs
 United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Patrick Ryan
 United States
Carl Johan Lind
 Sweden
Basil Bennett
 United States
1924 Paris
details
Fred Tootell
 United States
Matt McGrath
 United States
Malcolm Nokes
 Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
details
Pat O'Callaghan
 Ireland
Ossian Skiöld
 Sweden
Edmund Black
 United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Pat O'Callaghan
 Ireland
Ville Pörhölä
 Finland
Peter Zaremba
 United States
1936 Berlin
details
Karl Hein
 Germany
Erwin Blask
 Germany
Fred Warngård
 Sweden
1948 London
details
Imre Németh
 Hungary
Ivan Gubijan
 Yugoslavia
Robert Bennett
 United States
1952 Helsinki
details
József Csermák
 Hungary
Karl Storch
 Germany
Imre Németh
 Hungary
1956 Melbourne
details
Hal Connolly
 United States
Mikhail Krivonosov
 Soviet Union
Anatoliy Samotsvetov
 Soviet Union
1960 Rome
details
Vasily Rudenkov
 Soviet Union
Gyula Zsivótzky
 Hungary
Tadeusz Rut
 Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Romuald Klim
 Soviet Union
Gyula Zsivótzky
 Hungary
Uwe Beyer
 United Team of Germany
1968 Mexico City
details
Gyula Zsivótzky
 Hungary
Romuald Klim
 Soviet Union
Lázár Lovász
 Hungary
1972 Munich
details
Anatoliy Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
Jochen Sachse
 East Germany
Vasiliy Khmelevskiy
 Soviet Union
1976 Montreal
details
Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
Aleksey Spiridonov
 Soviet Union
Anatoliy Bondarchuk
 Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
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Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
Sergey Litvinov
 Soviet Union
Jüri Tamm
 Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Juha Tiainen
 Finland
Karl-Hans Riehm
 West Germany
Klaus Ploghaus
 West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Sergey Litvinov
 Soviet Union
Yuriy Sedykh
 Soviet Union
Jüri Tamm
 Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Andrey Abduvaliyev
 Unified Team
Igor Astapkovich
 Unified Team
Igor Nikulin
 Unified Team
1996 Atlanta
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Balázs Kiss
 Hungary
Lance Deal
 United States
Oleksandr Krykun
 Ukraine
2000 Sydney
details
Szymon Ziółkowski
 Poland
Nicola Vizzoni
 Italy
Igor Astapkovich
 Belarus
2004 Athens
details
Koji Murofushi
 Japan
Not awarded[28] Eşref Apak
 Turkey
2008 Beijing
details
Primož Kozmus
 Slovenia
Vadim Devyatovskiy
 Belarus[29]
Ivan Tsikhan
 Belarus[29]
2012 London
details
Krisztián Pars
 Hungary
Primož Kozmus
 Slovenia
Koji Murofushi
 Japan
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Dilshod Nazarov
 Tajikistan
Ivan Tsikhan
 Belarus
Wojciech Nowicki
 Poland
2020 Tokyo
details
Wojciech Nowicki
 Poland
Eivind Henriksen
 Norway
Paweł Fajdek
 Poland
2024 Paris
details

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Kamila Skolimowska
 Poland
Olga Kuzenkova
 Russia
Kirsten Münchow
 Germany
2004 Athens
details
Olga Kuzenkova
 Russia
Yipsi Moreno
 Cuba
Yunaika Crawford
 Cuba
2008 Beijing
details
Yipsi Moreno
 Cuba
Zhang Wenxiu
 China
Manuela Montebrun
 France
2012 London
details
Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
Betty Heidler
 Germany
Zhang Wenxiu
 China
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
Zhang Wenxiu
 China
Sophie Hitchon
 Great Britain
2020 Tokyo
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Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland
Wang Zheng
 China
Malwina Kopron
 Poland
2024 Paris
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World Championships medalists

Men

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
 Sergey Litvinov (URS)  Yuriy Sedykh (URS)  Zdzisław Kwaśny (POL)
1987 Rome
details
 Sergey Litvinov (URS)  Jüri Tamm (URS)  Ralf Haber (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
 Yuriy Sedykh (URS)  Igor Astapkovich (URS)  Heinz Weis (GER)
1993 Stuttgart
details
 Andrey Abduvaliyev (TJK)  Igor Astapkovich (BLR)  Tibor Gécsek (HUN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
 Andrey Abduvaliyev (TJK)  Igor Astapkovich (BLR)  Tibor Gécsek (HUN)
1997 Athens
details
 Heinz Weis (GER)  Andriy Skvaruk (UKR)  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS)
1999 Seville
details
 Karsten Kobs (GER)  Zsolt Németh (HUN)  Vladyslav Piskunov (UKR)
2001 Edmonton
details
 Szymon Ziółkowski (POL)  Koji Murofushi (JPN)  Ilya Konovalov (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
 Ivan Tsikhan (BLR)  Adrián Annus (HUN)  Koji Murofushi (JPN)
2005 Helsinki
details
 Szymon Ziółkowski (POL)  Markus Esser (GER)  Olli-Pekka Karjalainen (FIN)
2007 Osaka
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 Ivan Tsikhan (BLR)  Primož Kozmus (SLO)  Libor Charfreitag (SVK)
2009 Berlin
details
 Primož Kozmus (SLO)  Szymon Ziółkowski (POL)  Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS)
2011 Daegu
details
 Koji Murofushi (JPN)  Krisztián Pars (HUN)  Primož Kozmus (SLO)
2013 Moscow
details
 Paweł Fajdek (POL)  Krisztián Pars (HUN)  Lukáš Melich (CZE)
2015 Beijing
details
 Paweł Fajdek (POL)  Dilshod Nazarov (TJK)  Wojciech Nowicki (POL)
2017 London
details
 Paweł Fajdek (POL)  Valeriy Pronkin (ANA)  Wojciech Nowicki (POL)
2019 Doha
details
 Paweł Fajdek (POL)  Quentin Bigot (FRA)  Bence Halász (HUN)
 Wojciech Nowicki (POL)
2022 Eugene
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 Paweł Fajdek (POL)  Wojciech Nowicki (POL)  Eivind Henriksen (NOR)
2023 Budapest
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 Ethan Katzberg (CAN)  Wojciech Nowicki (POL)  Bence Halász (HUN)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Poland (POL)73414
2 Soviet Union (URS)3306
3 Belarus (BLR)2204
4 Germany (GER)2114
5 Tajikistan (TJK)2103
6 Japan (JPN)1113
 Slovenia (SLO)1113
8 Canada (CAN)1001
9 Hungary (HUN)0448
10 Ukraine (UKR)0112
11 France (FRA)0101
 Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)0101
12 Russia (RUS)0033
13 Czech Republic (CZE)0011
 East Germany (GDR)0011
 Finland (FIN)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
Totals (17 entries)19192058

Women

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1999 Seville
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 Mihaela Melinte (ROU)  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS)  Lisa Misipeka (ASA)
2001 Edmonton
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 Yipsi Moreno (CUB)  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS)  Bronwyn Eagles (AUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Yipsi Moreno (CUB)  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS)  Manuela Montebrun (FRA)
2005 Helsinki
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 Yipsi Moreno (CUB)  Tatyana Lysenko (RUS)  Manuela Montebrun (FRA)
2007 Osaka
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 Betty Heidler (GER)  Yipsi Moreno (CUB)  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN)
2009 Berlin
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 Anita Włodarczyk (POL)  Betty Heidler (GER)  Martina Hrašnová (SVK)
2011 Daegu
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 Tatyana Lysenko (RUS)  Betty Heidler (GER)  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN)
2013 Moscow
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 Anita Włodarczyk (POL)  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN)  Wang Zheng (CHN)
2015 Beijing
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 Anita Włodarczyk (POL)  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN)  Alexandra Tavernier (FRA)
2017 London
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 Anita Włodarczyk (POL)  Wang Zheng (CHN)  Malwina Kopron (POL)
2019 Doha
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 DeAnna Price (USA)  Joanna Fiodorow (POL)  Wang Zheng (CHN)
2022 Eugene
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 Brooke Andersen (USA)  Camryn Rogers (CAN)  Janee' Kassanavoid (USA)
2023 Budapest
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 Camryn Rogers (CAN)  Janee' Kassanavoid (USA)  DeAnna Price (USA)

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See also

Notes and references

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  2. ^ "Hammer Throw". World Athletics. Archived from the original on 19 November 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  3. ^ Johannsen, Dana (1 August 2021). "Tokyo 2020: Why the Olympic hammer throw may become a new national obsession". Stuff. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Hammer Throw". World Athletics.
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