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2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw

The men's discus throw at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 12–13 August.[1]

Men's discus throw
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates12 August (qualification)
13 August (final)
Competitors30 from 25 nations
Winning distance69.11 m (226 ft 8 34 in)
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The three automatic qualifiers turned out to be the three players in this event. On the second throw of the competition Piotr Małachowski took the lead which lasted for about a minute before Gerd Kanter made his first attempt. It was Robert Harting's second attempt that took the lead he would not relinquish. In the fourth round he unleashed his winner at 69.11. Between World Championships and Olympics, he continued his streak of four straight golds. Małachowski's fifth round 68.36 continued his streak of three silvers behind Harting in the same championships. Kanter, Harting's predecessor in both titles, held on for bronze.

Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[2]

World record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Championship record   Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 70.17 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
World leading   Piotr Malachowski (POL) 71.84 Hengelo, Netherlands 8 June 2013
African record   Frantz Kruger (RSA) 70.32 Salon-de-Provence, France 26 May 2002
Asian record   Ehsan Hadadi (IRI) 69.32 Tallinn, Estonia 3 June 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Ben Plucknett (USA) 72.34 Stockholm, Sweden 7 July 1981
South American record   Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 66.32 Rosario, Argentina 15 April 2006
European record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Oceanian record   Benn Harradine (AUS) 68.20 Townsville, Australia 10 May 2013

Qualification standardsEdit

A result[3] B result
66.00 64.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
12 August 2013 09:40 Qualification
13 August 2013 19:00 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

QualificationEdit

Qualification: 65.00 m (Q) and at least 12 best (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Rank Group Name Nationality No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 Mark Notes
1 A Robert Harting   Germany (GER) 66.62 66.62 Q
2 B Piotr Małachowski   Poland (POL) 66.00 66.00 Q
3 A Gerd Kanter   Estonia (EST) 65.54 65.54 Q
4 B Jorge Fernández   Cuba (CUB) 64.86 64.86 q
5 A Robert Urbanek   Poland (POL) 62.89 x 64.21 64.21 q
6 B Martin Wierig   Germany (GER) 63.47 64.06 64.06 q
7 A Vikas Gowda   India (IND) 63.64 62.59 62.67 63.64 q
8 B Frank Casañas   Spain (ESP) x x 63.17 63.17 q
9 B Victor Butenko   Russia (RUS) x 63.07 x 63.07 q
10 A Mario Pestano   Spain (ESP) 62.80 61.79 62.15 62.80 q
11 B Julian Wruck   Australia (AUS) 60.36 60.84 62.48 62.48 q
12 A Victor Hogan   South Africa (RSA) x 62.45 61.59 62.45 q
13 A Christoph Harting   Germany (GER) 62.17 62.28 60.36 62.28
14 B Erik Cadée   Netherlands (NED) 61.75 62.14 x 62.14
15 B Martin Marić   Croatia (CRO) 61.98 x 61.58 61.98
16 B Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania (LTU) 61.91 61.56 61.27 61.91
17 A Ercüment Olgundeniz   Turkey (TUR) 59.55 60.81 x 60.81
18 B Gerhard Mayer   Austria (AUT) 59.85 58.19 59.81 59.85
19 A Apostolos Parellis   Cyprus (CYP) 59.84 56.95 59.08 59.84
20 A Benn Harradine   Australia (AUS) x 59.68 x 59.68
21 B Musab Ibrahim Al-Momani   Jordan (JOR) 58.20 58.84 59.38 59.38
22 B Ronald Julião   Brazil (BRA) x 59.36 57.77 59.36
23 A Brett Morse   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) x 59.23 58.60 59.23
24 A Niklas Arrhenius   Sweden (SWE) 59.13 57.39 57.42 59.13
25 A Lance Brooks   United States (USA) 59.08 x 57.94 59.08
26 A Danijel Furtula   Montenegro (MNE) x 58.28 58.26 58.28
27 B Giovanni Faloci   Italy (ITA) 57.23 55.66 57.54 57.54
28 A Mahmoud Samimi   Iran (IRI) x 57.38 57.77 57.77
29 B Alex Rose   Samoa (SAM) 54.62 56.19 54.31 56.19
30 B Sultan Al-Dawoodi   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 55.94 54.08 x 55.94

FinalEdit

The final was started at 19:00.[5]

Rank Name Nationality No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Mark Notes
  Robert Harting   Germany (GER) 62.16 68.13 x 69.11 - 69.08 69.11
  Piotr Małachowski   Poland (POL) 64.49 x 65.09 67.18 68.36 67.21 68.36
  Gerd Kanter   Estonia (EST) 64.90 65.19 x x x x 65.19
4 Martin Wierig   Germany (GER) x 63.72 x 65.02 x 63.42 65.02
5 Victor Hogan   South Africa (RSA) 64.35 62.84 60.98 61.69 x 63.44 64.35
6 Robert Urbanek   Poland (POL) 63.58 62.20 64.32 64.01 62.05 62.70 64.32
7 Vikas Gowda   India (IND) 63.41 x 62.20 64.03 63.67 63.64 64.03
8 Victor Butenko   Russia (RUS) x 63.38 x x x x 63.38
9 Frank Casañas   Spain (ESP) 62.40 62.89 61.26 62.89
10 Jorge Fernández   Cuba (CUB) 62.88 62.39 62.50 62.88
11 Julian Wruck   Australia (AUS) 60.91 61.80 62.40 62.40
12 Mario Pestano   Spain (ESP) x 60.13 61.88 61.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Discus Throw records". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  4. ^ Qualification Results
  5. ^ Final Results

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