Here are the top 10 longest hammer throw record holders of all time
Just like discus throw, shot put and javelin throw, the hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions. The men’s hammer weighs 16 pounds (7.26 kg), and the women’s hammer weighs 8.82 lb (4 kg).
This article will tell you about the top 10 longest hammer throw record holders of all time. Can you guess who among women holds the record of longest hammer throw in history?
Longest Hammer Throw Record Holders
- Yuriy Sedykh – 86.74m
- Sergey Litvinov – 86.04m
- Vadim Devyatovskiy – 84.90m
- Koji Murofushi – 84.86m
- Igor Astapkovich – 84.62m
- Ivan Tsikhan – 84.51m
- Igor Nikulin – 84.48m
- Juri Tamm – 84.40m
- Adrian Annus – 84.19m
- Pawel Fajdek – 83.93
On 13 August 1986, Russian athlete Yuriy Sedykh became the record holder of longest hammer throw in history. With a distance of 86.74, he broke Sergey Litvinov’s record of 86.04m.
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Interesting fact is that Sergey is also Russian athlete who held the record for only over a month, recording his throw on 3 July 1986.
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