Hammer Throw Final 1976 Olympics.mpg


Hammer Throw Final 1976 Olympics Montreal Summer Olympic Games
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
Final Standings
1Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union URS 77.52 (254-4) OR
2Aleksey Spiridonov Soviet Union URS 75.74 (248-6)
3Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union URS 75.48 (247-7¾)
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