Hammer Throw (Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii)

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Hammer Throw
HammerThrow London2012OlympicGames.png
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Type Athletics
Info In this event, players compete to see who can throw their hammer the farthest.
Controls Start: Swing Wii Remote up
Rotate: Swing Wii Remote around
Throw: B Button

Hammer Throw is a field Athletics Event that appears in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to throw their hammer the farthest, with the event taking place in the Olympic Stadium. The starting Olympic record in this event is held by Donkey Kong at 84.800 meters.


This events starts with the player's character being announced, before showing the player the hammer. The player must swing the remote from up to start or wait for it to start automatically. The player then needs to swing the Wii remote around to gain speed. After enough swings, the player needs to hit B Button to throw and score. Failure or being too early or too late results in a foul and leads to an xed rectangle and no meters. However, if the player does it with perfect timing, they can perform a roar of triumph to get a little bit more distance by shaking the Wii Remote up and down. The announcer then reveals the player's place. If multiple people are playing, it goes to the next person. If there are multiple tries, it goes through the list again, but without a special character announcement. Instead, it will say, the characters name and "Beginning play", where the player needs to hit A Button to do the appeal. At the end, the farthest distance is taken for their score.



  • Start swing: Swing Wii Remote up
  • Rotate: Swing Wii Remote around
  • Throw: B Button


  • If you throw with PERFECT timing, your roar of triumph boosts your distance.
  • Keep swinging the Wii Remote after you throw!


The Hammer Pro challenge is completed by doing roars of triumph a number of times in this event. The criteria for unlocking each achievement are as follows:

  • Lv. 1-Unleash a roar of triumph 5 times.
  • Lv. 2-Unleash a roar of triumph 10 times.
  • Lv. 3-Unleash a roar of triumph 15 times.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンマー投
Hammer Throw
Dutch Kogelslingeren Hammer Throw
French Lancer du marteau Hammer Throw
German Hammerwerfen Hammer Throw
Italian Lancio del martello Hammer Throw
Spanish Lanzamiento de martillo Hammer Throw