HammerThrow.org was founded in the late 1990s by 1956 Olympic gold medalist Harold Connolly. After retiring from a long career, Connolly used Hammerthrow.org as a tool in his quest to introduce the hammer throw to a new generation of throwers. The site is now maintained by the non-profit Evergreen Athletic Fund and its president, Swiss hammer throw champion Martin Bingisser.
As the last American to win Olympic gold in the hammer throw, Harold Connolly dedicated his life to the event. It was his goal to see America once again among the world’s best in the event. Read more about his remarkable transformation from a young disabled child outside of Boston to an international household name.