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2001 World Championships in Athletics – Women's discus throw

These are the official results of the Women's Discus Throw event at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There were a total number of 22 participating athletes, with the final held on Saturday 11 August 2001. The qualification mark was set at 63.00 metres.

Ellina Zvereva won the gold medal at 40 years and 269 days old. She is, as of 2017, the oldest World Champion ever.[1]

MedalistsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
09.08.2001 – 18:20h 09.08.2001 – 20:15h
Final Round
11.08.2001 – 16:00h

AbbreviationsEdit

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 2001 World Athletics Championships
World Record   Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 m July 9, 1988   Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Event Record   Martina Hellmann (GDR) 71.62 m August 31, 1987   Rome, Italy
Season Best   Nicoleta Grasu (ROU) 68.31 m June 11, 2001   Athens, Greece

StartlistEdit

Order Athlete Season Best Personal Best
GROUP A
1 850   Seilala Sua (USA) 65.64 65.90
2 122   Tina McDonald (CAN) 59.76 59.76
3 25   Alison Lever (AUS) 63.25 63.73
4 189   Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 63.20 63.20
5 74   Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 68.94
6 324   Franka Dietzsch (GER) 64.21 69.51
7 615   Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 63.75 63.97
8 840   Suzy Powell-Roos (USA) 64.50 65.30
9 706   Natalya Sadova (RUS) 67.18 70.02
10 366   Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 63.50 67.70
11 137   Li Qiumei (CHN) 60.99 67.50
GROUP B
1 624   Teresa Machado (POR) 63.01 65.40
3 642   Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 68.31 68.80
3 372   Stiliani Tsikouna (GRE) 61.09 65.13
4 281   Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA) 63.87 63.87
5 790   Olena Antonova (UKR) 64.20 66.67
6 404   Neelam Jaswant Singh (IND) 59.14 63.02
7 190   Vladimíra Racková (CZE) 65.50 65.50
8 374   Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 63.47 64.82
9 347   Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 63.42 64.63
10 832   Kris Kuehl (USA) 65.27 65.34
11 75   Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 71.58

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2   Natalya Sadova (RUS) 61.85 64.43 64.43 m
2 4   Franka Dietzsch (GER) 59.75 58.71 63.15 63.15 m
3 5   Seilala Sua (USA) 62.54 56.16 55.23 62.54 m
4 8   Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 62.27 58.43 X 62.27 m
5 9   Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 62.12 62.26 61.47 62.26 m
6 10   Li Qiumei (CHN) 61.90 60.24 X 61.90 m SB
7 12   Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 60.67 58.31 56.39 60.67 m
8 17   Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 58.53 58.05 X 58.53 m
9 18   Suzy Powell-Roos (USA) 57.81 57.49 58.19 58.19 m
10 21   Alison Lever (AUS) 54.31 53.54 X 54.31 m
11 22   Tina McDonald (CAN) 46.98 X X 46.98 m

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1   Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 65.78 65.78 m
2 3   Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 59.05 63.37 63.37 m
3 6   Kris Kuehl (USA) 59.82 60.90 62.63 62.63 m
4 7   Vladimíra Racková (CZE) 61.29 62.32 59.33 62.32 m
5 11   Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 60.86 57.32 57.71 60.86 m
6 13   Stiliani Tsikouna (GRE) 58.53 60.32 56.13 60.32 m
7 14   Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 59.98 X 59.58 59.98 m
8 15   Teresa Machado (POR) 59.74 57.62 X 59.74 m
9 16   Olena Antonova (UKR) 58.55 X X 58.55 m
10 19   Neelam Jaswant Singh (IND) 56.33 56.52 55.46 56.52 m
11 20   Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA) 55.25 56.22 X 56.22 m

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Ellina Zvereva (BLR) X 67.10 X 64.70 65.37 X 67.10 m
    Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 55.70 65.34 63.74 X 66.24 65.73 66.24 m
    Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 61.02 65.50 62.70 63.47 62.37 65.14 65.50 m SB
4   Franka Dietzsch (GER) 63.62 X 63.12 X 64.60 65.38 65.38 m SB
5   Seilala Sua (USA) 63.74 X X X X X 63.74 m
6   Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 60.72 59.46 X 60.60 61.47 X 61.47 m
7   Kris Kuehl (USA) 56.91 61.04 X 59.81 X 59.79 61.04 m
8   Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 60.49 X X 60.49 m
9   Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 57.64 57.12 59.45 59.45 m
10   Li Qiumei (CHN) 57.81 X 57.02 57.81 m
11   Vladimíra Racková (CZE) X 56.43 X 56.43 m
  Natalya Sadova (RUS) 65.24 66.87 66.36 68.57 67.80 67.18 DSQ [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Championship Statistics Handbook" (Press release). IAAF. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  2. ^ She originally won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, but lost it due to a positive drugs test for caffeine.