2021 Men’s Hammer World Rankings

Wojciech Nowicki returned to the preeminent position he held in ’18. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND/PHOTO RUN)

POLAND NOT ONLY provided the winner for the sixth time in a row but also went 1-2 for the fourth straight time as Olympic champ Wojciech Nowicki took the top spot over bronze medalist Paweł Fajdek. Fajdek has now scored 9 times straight, Nowicki 6…

FAJDEK ACTUALLY HAD a narrow 6-5 edge in head-to-head over his countryman, but that couldn’t make up for the 2-place podium differential… Surprise Tokyo runner-up Eivind Henriksen holds down the No. 3 spot…

THE U.S. HAD A VINTAGE YEAR, ending a drought that stretched back to ’98 (when Lance Deal was No. 10) with no Rankers. Even more significantly, with both AR setter Rudy Winkler and Daniel Haugh scoring, a pair of Americans were honored for the first time since ’69 (George Frenn & Hal Connolly).

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. WOJCIECH NOWICKI (Poland) (2/22/89, 6-5/247) (1.96/112)
77.80 | 255-3 1)Kielce 5/09
79.54 | 260-11 2)Andújar 5/22 1. Fajdek
80.77 | 265-0 1)Turku CT 6/08
80.56 | 264-4 1)Espoo 6/10
78.42 | 257-3 1)Poznań 6/13
79.92 | 262-2 2)Chorzów 6/20 1. Fajdek
80.86 | 265-3 2)Pol Ch 6/25 1. Fajdek
80.00 | 262-5 2)Bydgoszcz 6/30 1. Fajdek
80.58 | 264-4 2)Gyulai Mem 7/05 1. Kokhan
81.36 | 266-11 1)Cetniewo 7/11
82.52 | 270-9 1)Olympic Games 8/04
(79.78q)
76.42 | 250-9 1)Lublin 9/03
77.45 | 254-1 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Fajdek
77.99 | 255-10 2)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. Fajdek
2. PAWEŁ FAJDEK (Poland) (6/4/89, 6-1¼/260) (1.86/118)
74.48 | 244-4 4)Euro Throws Cup 5/08 1. Apak; 2. Bennett; 3. Chaussinand
78.67 | 258-1 1)Warsaw 5/15
81.62 | 267-9 1)Andújar 5/22
82.98 | 272-3 1)Euro Teams 5/30
78.29 | 256-10 3)Turku CT 6/08 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot
74.28 | 243-8 2)Poznań 6/13 1. Nowicki
82.14 | 269-6 1)Chorzów 6/20
82.82 | 271-9 1)Pol Ch 6/25
82.77 | 271-6 1)Bydgoszcz 6/30
78.78 | 258-5 3)Gyulai Mem 7/05 1. Kokhan; 2. Nowicki
79.19 | 259-9 2)Cetniewo 7/11 1. Nowicki
81.53 | 267-6 3)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen
(76.46q)
79.60 | 261-2 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
78.33 | 257-0 1)Nairobi CT 9/18
3. EIVIND HENRIKSEN (Norway) (9/14/90, 6-3¼/256) (1.91/116)
77.38 | 253-10 1)Tønsberg 5/01
77.70 | 254-11 1)Byrkjelo 5/22
76.59 | 251-3 1)Oslo 5/29
75.33 | 247-1 6)Turku CT 6/08 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot; 3. Fajdek; 4. Carlsson; 5. Halasz
74.80 | 245-5 2)Espoo 6/10 1. Nowicki
74.69 | 245-0 6)Gyulai Mem 7/05 1. Kokhan; 2. Nowicki; 3. Fajdek; 4. Halasz; 5. Raba
81.58 | 267-8 2)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki
(78.79q)
77.38 | 253-10 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
75.83 | 248-9 1)Nor Ch 9/11
76.38 | 250-7 1)Bergen 9/18
4. MYHAYLO KOKHAN (Ukraine) (1/22/01, 5-11½/227) (1.82/103)
75.23 | 246-10 1)Luts’k 5/17
77.56 | 254-5 2)Šamorín 6/02 1. Bigot
77.00 | 252-7 2)Tatabánya 6/05 1. Campbell
78.61 | 257-11 1)Ukr Ch 6/18
78.57 | 257-9 3)Chorzów 6/20 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
79.96 | 262-4 3)Bydgoszcz 6/30 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
80.78 | 265-0 1)Gyulai Mem 7/05
77.88 | 255-6 1)Euro U23 7/09
(74.07q)
76.77 | 251-10 3)Cetniewo 7/11 1. Nowicki; 2. Fajdek
80.39 | 263-9 4)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek
(78.36q)
78.77 | 258-5 1)Budapest 8/24
76.31 | 250-4 5)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Henriksen; 4. Winkler
74.75 | 245-3 3)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
5. QUENTIN BIGOT (France) (12/1/92, 5-10½/209) (1.79/95)
78.99 | 259-2 3)Andújar 5/22 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki
76.75 | 251-9 3)Euro Teams 5/30 1. Fajdek; 2. Cienfuegos
78.95 | 259-0 1)Šamorín 6/02
79.70 | 261-6 2)Turku CT 6/08 1. Nowicki
79.39 | 260-5 5)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan
(78.73q)
6. RUDY WINKLER (US) (12/6/94, 6-1¼/225) (1.86/102)
77.89 | 255-6 1)Wallkill 4/11
81.98 | 268-11 1)Eugene 4/24
79.69 | 261-5 1)Fort Worth 5/18
81.44 | 267-2 1)Tucson 5/22
78.78 | 258-5 1)Chula Vista 5/29
82.71 | 271-4 1)Olympic Trials 6/20
(79.13q)
77.08 | 252-11 7)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan; 5. Bigot;
6. Miller
(78.81q)
76.47 | 250-10 4)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Henriksen
7. BENCE HALÁSZ (Hungary) (8/4/97, 6-2/190) (1.88/86)
76.42 | 250-9 1)Győr 5/15
74.93 | 245-10 1)Budapest 5/22
75.78 | 248-7 3)Šamorín 6/02 1. Bigot; 2. Kokhan
76.81 | 252-0 5)Turku CT 6/08 1. Nowicki; 2. Bigot; 3. Fajdek; 4. Carlsson
75.52 | 247-9 1)Szombathely 6/16
75.99 | 249-3 4)Chorzów 6/20 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Kokhan
76.15 | 249-10 1)Hun Ch 6/27
78.12 | 256-3 4)Gyulai Mem 7/05 1. Kokhan; 2. Nowicki; 3. Fajdek
75.39 | 247-4 nq)Olympic Games 8/02 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan; 5. Bigot;
6. Miller; 7. Winkler; 8. Pronkin; 9. Apak; 10. Cienfuegos;
11. Haugh; 12. Marghiev
77.60 | 254-7 1)Veszprém 8/12
77.46 | 254-1 2)Budapest 8/24 1. Kokhan
77.90 | 255-7 1)Budapest 9/05
74.77 | 245-3 1)Székesfehérvár 9/11
8. NICK MILLER (Great Britain) (5/1/93, 6-2/247) (1.88/112)
78.07 | 256-1 1)Salinas 5/29
77.03 | 252-8 1)Herald 7/03
78.15 | 256-4 6)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan; 5. Bigot
(76.93q)
9. VALERIY PRONKIN (Russia) (6/15/94, 6-4¾/254) (1.95/115)
77.51 | 254-3 2)Adler 2/14 1. Lukyanov
75.71 | 248-4 2)Adler 2/24 1. Lukyanov
75.27 | 246-11 1)Adler 4/21
77.68 | 254-10 1)Adler 5/14
79.06 | 259-4 1)Adler 5/29
75.46 | 247-7 2)Bryansk 6/10 1. Romanov
75.91 | 249-0 5)Chorzów 6/20 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Kokhan; 4. Halasz
74.72 | 245-2 2)Rus Ch 6/25 1. Romanov
75.99 | 249-3 4)Bydgoszcz 6/30 1. Fajdek; 2. Nowicki; 3. Kokhan
74.59 | 244-8 7)Gyulai Mem 7/05 1. Kokhan; 2. Nowicki; 3. Fajdek; 4. Halasz; 5. Raba;
6. Henriksen
76.72 | 251-8 8)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan; 5. Bigot;
6. Miller; 7. Winkler
(75.80q)
10. DANIEL HAUGH (US) (5/3/95, 6-½/231) (1.84/105)
73.04 | 239-7 2)Tuscaloosa 4/10 1. Comenentia
73.60 | 241-6 2)Ga Tech Inv 4/16 1. Comenentia
76.47 | 250-10 3)Eugene 4/24 1. Winkler; 2. Comenentia
78.05 | 256-1 1)North Florida Inv 4/30
78.61 | 257-11 1)Tucson 5/20
79.03 | 259-3 3)Tucson 5/22 1. Winkler; 2. Donnelly
79.39 | 260-5 2)Olympic Trials 6/20 1. Winkler
(77.43q)
76.22 | 250-1 11)Olympic Games 8/04 1. Nowicki; 2. Henriksen; 3. Fajdek; 4. Kokhan; 5. Bigot;
6. Miller; 7. Winkler; 8. Pronkin; 9. Apak; 10. Cienfuegos
(75.73q)
76.65 | 251-5 3)Budapest 8/24 1. Kokhan; 2. Halasz

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Rudy Winkler (Tracksmith/New York AC) 6. Morgan Shigo (Velaasa)
1)Eugene, 1)Olympic Trials, 7)Olympic Games 3)Tucson, “12”)Olympic Trials
2. *Daniel Haugh (Throw1Deep Elite) 7. Brock Eager (unattached)
1)Tucson, 2)Olympic Trials, 11)Olympic Games 4)Eugene, 5)Tucson, 6)Olympic Trials
3. Alex Young (unattached) 8. Michael Shanahan (Chula Vista Elite)
2)Chula Vista, 3)Olympic Trials, nq)Olympic Games 8)Eugene, 5)Tucson, 5)Olympic Trials
4. Sean Donnelly (adidas) 9. Alex Talley (North Dakota State)
1)Azusa, 2)Tucson, nq)Olympic Trials 1)Drake, 6)NCAA, 7)Olympic Trials
5. Conor McCullough (New York AC) 10. Vlad Pavlenko (Iowa State)
4)Tucson, 4)Chula Vista, 4)Olympic Trials 2)Big 12, 4)NCAA, 8)Olympic Trials

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