08/05/2012 05:23 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT

Krisztian Pars of Hungary wins men's Olympic hammer throw gold medal at London Games

LONDON - Krisztian Pars of Hungary won the Olympic gold medal in the men's hammer throw on Sunday in a stadium still buzzing after Usain Bolt successfully defended his 100-meter title.

Pars, the leading hammer thrower in 2012, made the winning throw of 80.59 metres on the third of his six attempts.

Primoz Kozmus, the 2008 Olympic champion from Slovenia, took silver at 79.36 and Japanese veteran Koji Murofushi earned bronze at 78.71.