Hammer Throw World Records

Men’s Hammer Throw World Record Progression

Distance Athlete Nationality Venue Date
57.77 m Pat Ryan United States USA August 17, 1913
59.00 m Erwin Blask Germany Stockholm, Sweden August 27, 1938
59.02 m Imre Nemeth Hungary Tata, Hungary July 14, 1948
59.57 m Imre Nemeth Hungary Katowice, Poland September 4, 1949
59.88 m Imre Nemeth Hungary Budapest, Hungary May 19, 1950
60.34 m József Csermák Hungary Helsinki, Finland July 24, 1952
61.25 m Sverre Strandli Norway Oslo, Norway September 14, 1952
62.36 m Sverre Strandli Norway Oslo, Norway September 5, 1953
63.34 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Berne, Switzerland August 29, 1954
64.05 m Stanislav Nenashev Soviet Union Baku, Soviet Union December 12, 1954
64.33 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Warsaw, Poland August 4, 1955
64.52 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia September 19, 1955
65.85 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Nalchik, Soviet Union April 25, 1956
66.38 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Minsk, Soviet Union July 8, 1956
67.32 m Mikhail Krivonosov Soviet Union Tashkent, Soviet Union October 22, 1956
68.54 m Hal Connolly United States Los Angeles, USA November 2, 1956
68.68 m >Hal Connolly United States Bakersfield, USA June 20, 1958
70.33 m Hal Connolly United States Walnut, USA August 12, 1960
70.67 m Hal Connolly United States Palo Alto, USA July 21, 1962
71.06 m Hal Connolly United States Ceres, USA May 29, 1965
71.26 m Hal Connolly United States Walnut, USA June 20, 1965
73.74 m Gyula Zsivotzky Hungary Debrecen, Hungary September 4, 1965
73.76 m Gyula Zsivotzky Hungary Budapest, Hungary September 14, 1968
74.52 m Romuald Klim Soviet Union Budapest, Hungary June 15, 1969
74.68 m Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union Piraeus, Greece September 20, 1969
75.48 m Anatoliy Bondarchuk Soviet Union Rovno, Soviet Union October 12, 1969
76.40 m Walter Schmidt West Germany Lahr, West Germany September 4, 1971
76.60 m Reinhard Theimer East Germany Erfurt, East Germany July 4, 1974
76.66 m Aleksei Spiridonov Soviet Union Munich, West Germany September 11, 1974
76.70 m Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany Rehlingen, Germany May 19, 1975
77.76 m Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany Rehlingen, West Germany May 19, 1975
78.50 m Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany Rehlingen, West Germany May 19, 1975
79.30 m Walter Schmidt West Germany Frankfurt, West Germany August 14, 1975
80.14 m Boris Zaichuk Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union July 9, 1978
80.32 m Karl-Hans Riehm West Germany West Germany August 6, 1978
80.38 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Leselidse, Soviet Union May 16, 1980
80.46 m Jüri Tamm Soviet Union Leselidse, Soviet Union May 16, 1980
80.64 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Leselidse, Soviet Union May 16, 1980
81.66 m Sergey Litvinov Soviet Union Sochi, Soviet Union May 24, 1980
81.80 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union July 31, 1980
83.98 m Sergey Litvinov Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union June 4, 1982
84.14 m Sergey Litvinov Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union June 21, 1983
86.34 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Cork, Ireland July 3, 1984
86.66 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Tallinn, Soviet Union June 22, 1986
86.74 m Yuriy Sedykh Soviet Union Stuttgart, West Germany August 30, 1986

Women’s Hammer Throw World Record Progression

Mark Athlete Nationality Location Date
66.84 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Adler, Russia 23 February 1994
66.86 Mihaela Melinte Romania Bucharest, Romania 4 March 1995
67.00 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Moscow, Russia 24 May 1995
68.14 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Moscow, Russia 5 June 1995
68.16 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Moscow, Russia 5 June 1995
69.42 Mihaela Melinte Romania Bucharest, Romania 12 May 1996
69.58 Mihaela Melinte Romania Bucharest, Romania 8 March 1997
71.22 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Munich, Germany 22 June 1997
73.10 Olga Kuzenkova Russia Munich, Germany 22 June 1997
73.14 Mihaela Melinte Romania Poiana Brasov, Romania 16 July 1998
75.29 Mihaela Melinte Romania Clermont-Ferrand, France 13 May 1999
75.97 Mihaela Melinte Romania Clermont-Ferrand, France 13 May 1999
76.05 Mihaela Melinte Romania Rüdlingen, Switzerland 29 August 1999
76.07 Mihaela Melinte Romania Rüdlingen, Switzerland 29 August 1999
77.06 Tatyana Lysenko Russia Moscow, Russia 15 July 2005
77.26 Gulfiya Khanafeyeva Russia Tula, Russia 12 June 2006
77.41 Tatyana Lysenko Russia Zhukovsky, Russia 24 June 2006
77.80 Tatyana Lysenko Russia Tallinn, Estonia 15 August 2006
77.96 Anita Włodarczyk Poland Berlin, Germany 22 August 2009
78.30 Anita Włodarczyk Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland 6 June 2010
79.42 Betty Heidler Germany Halle/Saale, Germany 21 May 2011

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