Yuriy Sedykh of Russia holds the men world's record in the hammer throw with a distance of 86.74 meters set in 1986.
The current world record for the women's hammer was set by Tatyana Lysenko who threw 77.80 m in Tallinn, Estonia on 15 August 2006.
Paddy McGrath, who threw 77.49 meters on 6/26/99.
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Sergey Litvinov of the Soviet Union with 84,80 m (278,22 ft.) holds the olympic record, set in the Seoul Olympics in 1988 for men. Aksana Miankova of Belarus with 76,34 (250,46 ft.) holds the olympic record, set in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 for women.
The women's world record in the javelin throw is held by Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic who threw the javelin 72.28 meters in 2008.
The ball used in hammer throw is made of steel.
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Men's hammer throw debuted at the 1900 Games in Paris and women's hammer throw debuted at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge was created in 2010.