2019 Men’s Hammer World Rankings

Paweł Fajdek’s ranking sequence starting with ’13: 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1. (VICTOR SAILER/PHOTO RUN)

THE DOMINANT FIGURE in the ball-and-chain department this decade, Paweł Fajdek easily racked up his fourth career No. 1 (to go with ’15, ’16 & ’17), winning 10 of 13 meets. His 3 losses were to last year’s No. 1, fellow Pole Wojciech Nowicki, but he more than made up for that with 8 wins against him… Only legendary Yuriy Syedikh (8) has more No. 1s than the 30-year-old Fajdek…

THE WORLD CHAMPS PODIUM was confusing, what with Bence Halász, the original 3rd-place finisher, having his big throw negated after the competition when video showed it had been a foul. The IAAF ruled that he didn’t have a fair situation on subsequent throws, thinking he was in 3rd, so he was nonetheless given a bronze, as was Nowicki…

THE U.S. DROUGHT in the event now stretches all the way back to ’98, when Lance Deal scored as No. 10. That dry spell almost came to an end this time as Sean Donnelly had a strong first part of the season and ended up on the cusp of earning a spot.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
# = meet part of IAAF Hammer Challenge
1. PAWEŁ FAJDEK (Poland) (6/04/89, 6-1¼/260) (1.86/118)
80.03 | 262-6 1)Forbach 5/26
79.04 | 259-4 1)Halle 6/01
80.09 | 262-9 2)Bydgoszcz # 6/12 1. Nowicki
80.87 | 265-4 1)Chorzów # 6/16
80.82 | 265-2 1)Tomblaine 6/22
79.37 | 260-4 2)Poznań 7/02 1. Nowicki
80.49 | 264-1 1)Gyulai Mem # 7/09
79.21 | 259-10 1)Stalowa Wola 7/27
80.88 | 265-4 1)Cetniewo 8/03
78.61 | 257-11 1)Pol Ch 8/25
80.71 | 264-9 1)US vs Europe 9/09
79.33 | 260-3 2)Chorzów 9/14 1. Nowicki
80.50 | 264-1 1)World Ch # 10/02
(79.24q)
2. WOJCIECH NOWICKI (Poland) (2/22/89, 6-5/247) (1.96/112)
75.55 | 247-10 1)Kielce 5/11
76.68 | 251-7 2)Forbach 5/26 1. Fajdek
80.26 | 263-4 1)Bydgoszcz # 6/12
79.52 | 260-11 2)Chorzów # 6/16 1. Fajdek
80.14 | 262-11 2)Tomblaine 6/22 1. Fajdek
81.74 | 268-2 1)Poznań 7/02
76.60 | 251-4 3)Gyulai Mem # 7/09 1. Fajdek; 2. Halasz
77.57 | 254-6 2)Cetniewo 8/03 1. Fajdek
78.84 | 258-8 1)Euro Teams 8/10
74.75 | 245-3 2)Pol Ch 8/25 1. Fajdek
77.51 | 254-3 2)Szombáthely # 8/27 1. Halasz
78.33 | 257-0 2)US vs Europe 9/09 1. Fajdek
79.55 | 261-0 1)Chorzów 9/14
77.69 | 254-10 3)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot
(77.89q)
3. BENCE HALÁSZ (Hungary) (8/04/97, 6-2/190) (1.88/86)
71.53 | 234-8 1)Szombáthely 1/12
72.72 | 238-7i 1)Szombáthely 2/16
75.90 | 249-0 1)Szombáthely 3/02
75.41 | 247-5 2C)Euro Throws Cup 3/09 1. Kokhan
73.96 | 242-8 1)Szombáthely 3/23
76.26 | 250-2 1)Szombáthely 4/20
73.26 | 240-4 2)Bragança Paulista IWC # 4/28 1. Miller
76.48 | 250-11 1)Győr 5/12
75.33 | 247-1 1)Szombáthely 5/18
76.16 | 249-10 1)Budapest 5/25
76.61 | 251-4 1)Oslo 6/04
76.42 | 250-9 1)Budapest 6/08
78.27 | 256-9 4)Bydgoszcz# 6/12 1. Nowicki; 2. Fajdek; 3. Miller
74.70 | 245-1 1)Hun U23 6/15
78.07 | 256-1 3)Chorzów# 6/16 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
77.36 | 253-10 2)Gyulai Mem # 7/09 1. Fajdek
74.14 | 243-3 2)Euro U23 7/13 1. Gonzalez
(73.49q)
75.63 | 248-1 1)Hun Ch 7/31
75.63 | 248-1 1)Sandnes 8/09
78.13 | 256-4 1)Tapolca 8/17
76.88 | 252-3 1)Budapest 9/01
77.40 | 253-11 1)Székesfehérvár 9/08
78.18 | 256-6 “3”)World Ch # 10/02 (foul allowed to stand as bronze winner)
(76.90q)
4. QUENTIN BIGOT (France) (12/01/92, 5-10½/209) (1.79/95)
77.57 | 254-6 1)Salon-de-Provence 2/23
78.14 | 256-4 1)Euro Throws C 3/10
77.21 | 253-3 1)Tomblaine 5/05
74.20 | 243-5 1)Grenoble 5/19
76.39 | 250-7 3)Forbach 5/26 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
77.02 | 252-8 5)Bydgoszcz # 6/12 1. Nowicki; 2. Fajdek; 3. Miller; 4. Halasz
76.55 | 251-1 3)Tomblaine 6/22 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
75.74 | 248-6 4)Gyulai Mem # 7/09 1. Fajdek; 2. Halasz; 3. Nowicki
75.73 | 248-5 1)Fr Ch 7/27
(71.42q)
77.75 | 255-1 1)Luxembourg 8/03
76.70 | 251-8 2)Euro Teams 8/10 1. Nowicki
76.83 | 252-0 3)Szombáthely # 8/27 1. Halasz; 2. Nowicki
78.19 | 256-6 2)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek
(77.44q)
74.69 | 245-0 1)Blois 10/12
72.85 | 239-0 1)Sedan 10/27
5. NICK MILLER (Great Britain) (5/01/93, 6-2/247) (1.88/112)
73.81 | 242-2 1)Bragança Paulista IWC # 4/28
75.50 | 247-8 4)Forbach 5/26 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Bigot
73.62 | 241-6 5)Halle 6/01 1. Fajdek; 2. Anastasakis; 3. Donnelly; 4. Nazarov
77.72 | 255-0 1)Chaniá 6/09
78.39 | 257-2 3)Bydgoszcz# 6/12 1. Nowicki; 2. Fajdek
77.88 | 255-6 4)Chorzów# 6/16 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Halasz
75.33 | 247-1 2)Jyväskylä 6/19 1. Kokhan
75.90 | 249-0 1)Kuortane 6/22
66.10 | 216-10 10)Euro Teams 8/10 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot; 3. Anastasakis…
76.31 | 250-4 1)GB Ch 8/25
77.49 | 254-2 1)Nikíti 9/06
77.89 | 255-6 3)US vs Europe 9/09 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
75.31 | 247-1 10)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki; 5. Kokhan;
6. Henriksen; 7. Cienfuegos; 8. Dudarev; 9. Al-Saifi
(76.36q)
6. EIVIND HENRIKSEN (Norway) (9/14/90, 6-3¼/256) (1.91/116)
78.25 | 256-8 1)Fränkisch-Crumbach 6/09
73.57 | 241-4 9)Bydgoszcz # 6/12 1. Nowicki; 2. Fajdek; 3. Miller; 4. Halasz; 5. Bigot;
6. Donnelly; 7. Lomnicky; 8. Nazarov
75.74 | 248-6 5)Chorzów# 6/16 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Halasz; 4. Miller
75.54 | 247-10 1)Oslo 7/05
74.32 | 243-10 6)Gyulai Mem # 7/09 1. Fajdek; 2. Halasz; 3. Nowicki; 4. Bigot; 5. Donnelly
76.86 | 252-2 1)Nor Ch 8/03
74.55 | 244-7 2)Sandnes 8/09 1. Halasz
76.18 | 249-11 4)Szombáthely # 8/27 1. Halasz; 2. Nowicki; 3. Bigot
78.22 | 256-7 1)Oslo 9/20
77.38 | 253-10 6)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki; 5. Kokhan
(76.46q)
7. MYHAYLO KOKHAN (Ukraine) (1/22/01, 5-11½/227) (1.82/103)
76.24 | 250-1 1)Mukachevo 2/15
76.68 | 251-7 1C)Euro Throws C 3/10
75.05 | 246-2 7)Chorzów# 6/16 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Halasz; 4. Miller; 5. Henriksen;
6. Lomnicky
75.42 | 247-5 1)Jyväskylä 6/19
75.56 | 247-11 2)Kuortane 6/22 1. Miller
73.94 | 242-7 1)Ukr Ch 8/21
77.39 | 253-11 5)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki
(76.56q)
8. JAVIER CIENFUEGOS (Spain) (7/15/90, 6-4/295) (1.93/134)
72.33 | 237-3 1)Villafranca 1/27
76.10 | 249-8 1)Montijo 2/09
72.73 | 238-7 1)Castellón 2/16
77.32 | 253-8 1)Jaén 3/02
73.83 | 242-2 6)Euro Throws Cup 3/10 1. Bigot; 2. Anastasakis; 3. Korotovskiy; 4. Lomnicky; 5. Lukyanov
70.87 | 232-6 1)Madrid 5/11
72.90 | 239-2 2)Castellón 5/25 1. Baltaci
75.60 | 248-0 3)Fränkisch-Crumbach 6/09 1. Henriksen; 2. Donnelly
73.98 | 242-8 1)Soria 6/15
71.66 | 235-1 3)Huelva 6/20 1. Anastasakis; 2. Lukyanov
72.26 | 237-1 1)Cáceres 6/26
75.71 | 248-4 1)Castellón 7/23
75.33 | 247-1 1)Pamplona 7/27
75.47 | 247-7 1)Barcelona 8/03
76.34 | 250-5 1B) “
76.86 | 252-2 1C) “
75.23 | 246-10 4)Euro Teams 8/10 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot; 3. Anastasakis
78.16 | 256-5 1)León 8/24
77.44 | 254-1 1)León 8/25
78.70 | 258-2 1)Spa Ch 8/31
79.38 | 260-5 1)Andújar 9/06
76.57 | 251-2 7)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki; 5. Kokhan;
6. Henriksen
(76.90q)
9. MIHAÍL ANASTASÁKIS (Greece) (12/03/94, 6-0/227) (1.83/103)
76.38 | 250-7 2)Euro Throws C 3/10 1. Bigot
76.63 | 251-5 1)Thessaloníki 3/23
74.93 | 245-10 1)Iráklio 5/04
74.57 | 244-8 1)Tripoli 5/11
75.51 | 247-9 1)Thessaloníki 6/15
75.16 | 246-7 2)Halle 6/01 1. Fajdek
75.60 | 248-0 2)Chaniá 6/09 1. Miller
74.44 | 244-3 1)Huelva 6/20
75.12 | 246-5 1)Kladno 7/13
75.13 | 246-6 1)Gre Ch 7/27
(70.01q)
75.77 | 248-7 3)Euro Teams 8/10 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot
74.57 | 244-8 5)Szombáthely # 8/27 1. Halasz; 2. Nowicki; 3. Bigot; 4. Henriksen
75.32 | 247-1 2)Balkan Ch 9/02 1. Frantzeskakis
75.66 | 248-3 2)Nikíti 9/06 1. Miller
75.07 | 246-3 nq)World Ch # 10/01 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki; 5. Kokhan;
6. Henriksen; 7. Cienfuegos; 8. Dudarev; 9. Al-Saifi; 10. Miller;
11. Winkler; 12. Korotovskiy
10. HLEB DUDARAU (aka Gleb Dudarev) (Belarus) (10/17/96)
74.39 | 244-0 2)Florida R 3/30 1. Del Real
73.47 | 241-0 1)Baton Rouge 4/06
72.29 | 237-2 1)Kansas R 4/18
70.48 | 231-3 1)Big 12 5/10
73.88 | 242-5 2)NCAA 6/05 1. Haugh
(74.20q)
72.35 | 237-4 4)WUG 7/09 1. Baltaci;; 2. Reheda; 3. Campbell
(69.54q)
73.94 | 242-7 2)Brest 7/19 1. Tikhon
75.60 | 248-0 2)Minsk 8/02 1. Bareisha
73.58 | 241-5 3)Sandnes 8/09 1. Halasz; 2. Henriksen
78.29 | 256-10 1)Minsk 8/20
73.93 | 242-6 1)Blr Ch 8/31
76.00 | 249-4 8)World Ch # 10/02 1. Fajdek; 2. Bigot; (3. Halasz;) 3. Nowicki; 5. Kokhan;
6. Henriksen; 7. Cienfuegos
(76.28q)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. Sean Donnelly (adidas) 6. Michael Shanahan (unattached)
1)Tucson Elite, 4)USATF, 3)Pan-Am Games 1)Raleigh, 1)Duke, 5)USATF
2. Rudy Winkler (Velaasa/NYAC) 7. Morgan Shigo (Penn State)
3)Tucson Elite, 2)USATF, 11)World Ch 1)Big 10, 7)NCAA, 7)USATF
3. Conor McCullough (NYAC) 8. Colin Dunbar (Iron Wood TC)
5)Mt. SAC Relays, 1)USATF, nq)World Ch 8)Mt. SAC R, 6)Tucson Elite II, 8)USATF
4. Daniel Haugh (Kennesaw State) 9. Daniel Roberts (Velaasa)
1)NCAA, 3)USATF, nq)World Ch 1)Texas Relays, 5)Tucson Elite II, 3f)USATF
5. Alex Young (Velaasa) 10. AJ McFarland (Florida)
1)Jor, 4)Tucson Elite, 6)USATF 6)Florida Relays, 3)SEC, 6)NCAA

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