Yuri Sedykh was born in 1955. He threw the hammer from his
age of 12. Two times Olympic champion (1976 and 1980), the world
champion (1991) and the current world record holder (86.74 m,
1986). He is currently teaching hammer throwing all over the
Vladimir Strelnitski, PhD, was born in 1941. He is a retired professor of physics and astrophysics, a hammer coach at Springfield College, MA, and an internationally competing athlete, in his master's age group.