2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's discus throw

The women's discus throw at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 10–11 August.

Women's discus throw
at the 2013 World Championships
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 12) - Women's discus throw.JPG
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates10 August (qualification)
11 August (final)
Competitors26 from 17 nations
Winning distance67.99 m (223 ft 34 in)
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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There were 6 automatic qualifiers for the final. It took 60.14 to get in. In the final Sandra Perković dominated from her first throw. Any of her three fair throws would have won the competition. Yarelys Barrios was a solid second place from her first throw, but she never improved. Meanwhile, Mélina Robert-Michon did improve, her third round throw putting her into second and her final throw more than a meter further to improve her own French national record set more than 11 years (and one daughter) earlier. The record throw was all the more remarkable due to the rainy conditions that hampered the rest of the field, hers was the only improvement after the rains started toward the end of the fourth round.[1]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 7 July 1988
Championship record   Martina Hellmann (GDR) 71.62 Rome, Italy 31 August 1987
World leading   Sandra Perkovic (CRO) 67.98 Lausane, Switzerland 4 July 2013
African record   Elizna Naudé (RSA) 64.87 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2 March 2003
Asian record   Xiao Yanling (CHN) 71.68 Beijing, People's Republic of China 14 March 1992
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Hilda Ramos (CUB) 70.88 Havana, Cuba 8 May 1992
South American record   Andressa de Morais (BRA) 64.21 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 10 June 2012
European record   Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 7 July 1988
Oceanian record   Daniela Costian (AUS) 68.72 Auckland, New Zealand 22 January 1994

Qualification standardsEdit

A result[3] B result
62.00 59.50

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
10 August 2013 9:30 Qualification
11 August 2013 20:15 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: 63.00 m (Q) and at least 12 best (q) advanced to the final.[4][5]

Rank Group Name Nationality No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 Mark Notes
1 A Zinaida Sendriutė   Lithuania (LTU) 64.16 64.16 Q
2 A Yarelys Barrios   Cuba (CUB) 63.63 63.63 Q
3 B Sandra Perković   Croatia (CRO) 63.62 63.62 Q
4 B Tan Jian   China (CHN) 62.57 63.21 63.21 Q
5 A Mélina Robert-Michon   France (FRA) 63.16 63.16 Q
5 B Nadine Müller   Germany (GER) 63.16 63.16 Q
7 B Dani Samuels   Australia (AUS) 62.73 62.51 62.85 62.85 q
8 B Żaneta Glanc   Poland (POL) 61.30 61.62 59.21 61.62 q
9 B Rocío Comba   Argentina (ARG) 61.54 59.51 x 61.54 q
10 B Gia Lewis-Smallwood   United States (USA) x 61.30 57.56 61.30 q
11 B Yaime Pérez   Cuba (CUB) 59.38 57.26 60.33 60.33 q
12 A Denia Caballero   Cuba (CUB) 60.14 58.48 x 60.14 q
13 A Julia Fischer   Germany (GER) 56.77 60.09 x 60.09
14 A Dragana Tomašević   Serbia (SRB) 57.58 58.70 58.79 58.79
15 A Vera Ganeeva   Russia (RUS) 58.37 55.23 x 58.37
16 B Ekaterina Strokova   Russia (RUS) 57.85 x 53.24 57.85
17 B Irina Rodrigues   Portugal (POR) 57.64 55.47 54.09 57.64
18 A Karen Gallardo   Chile (CHI) x 53.10 57.03 57.03
19 B Su Xinyue   China (CHN) 54.14 54.76 56.87 56.87
20 A Svetlana Saykina   Russia (RUS) 56.62 x 54.05 56.62
21 A Liz Podominick   United States (USA) 56.41 x x 56.41
22 B Nicoleta Grasu   Romania (ROM) x 55.47 56.31 56.31
23 B Natalya Fokina-Semenova   Ukraine (UKR) x 55.79 x 55.79
24 A Whitney Ashley   United States (USA) 44.60 x x 44.60
A Gu Siyu   China (CHN) x x x NM
A Fernanda Raquel Borges Martins   Brazil (BRA) x x x NM

FinalEdit

The final was held on 11 August.[6]

Rank Name Nationality No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Mark Notes
  Sandra Perković   Croatia (CRO) 67.52 67.99 x 67.80 x x 67.99
  Mélina Robert-Michon   France (FRA) 62.53 61.77 65.13 65.08 x 66.28 66.28 NR
  Yarelys Barrios   Cuba (CUB) 64.96 63.99 x 62.77 61.28 63.33 64.96
4 Nadine Müller   Germany (GER) 64.12 64.67 x x 61.92 63.22 64.67
5 Gia Lewis-Smallwood   United States (USA) 57.21 61.66 62.71 64.23 x 61.10 64.23
6 Tan Jian   China (CHN) x 63.16 61.69 63.34 x 61.47 63.34
7 Żaneta Glanc   Poland (POL) 59.80 62.90 x 61.27 x x 62.90 SB
8 Denia Caballero   Cuba (CUB) 62.80 59.80 60.16 61.43 x 62.49 62.80
9 Zinaida Sendriutė   Lithuania (LTU) 61.87 62.54 61.44 62.54
10 Dani Samuels   Australia (AUS) 59.17 62.42 x 62.42
11 Yaime Pérez   Cuba (CUB) x 62.39 60.16 62.39
12 Rocío Comba   Argentina (ARG) 59.83 x 58.32 59.83

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/14th-iaaf-world-championships-4873/news/report/women/discus-throw/final
  2. ^ "Records & Lists – discus throw". 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. ^ Start list
  5. ^ Qualification Results
  6. ^ "Final Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.

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