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Complete Rio 2016 Hammer Throw Guide

Every four years the world gets a chance to see our sport at the Olympics. The Olympics have begun, and our time is now. Find some information about the hammer throw below.

The Olympics and the Hammer

The hammer throw has a rich history in the Olympics, dating back 1900. You can read a history of the hammer throw at the Olympics through the era here. And we have compiled a list of all Olympic medalists in history.


  • Women’s Hammer Throw: Qualification on Friday, August 12. Finals on Monday, August 15.
  • Men’s Hammer Throw: Qualification on Wednesday, August 17. Finals on Friday, August 19.


Our sister site HMMR Media has posted a complete preview of the women’s field. You can find it here. Check their site later in the week for the men’s preview.


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