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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

The Men's Discus Throw event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, 24 September and Monday, 25 September.[1]

Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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VenueStadium Australia
Date24 September 2000 (qualifications)
25 September 2000 (finals)
Competitors45 from 28 nations
Winning distance69.30
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Virgilijus Alekna
 Lithuania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lars Riedel
 Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Frantz Kruger
 South Africa
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Video on YouTube Official Video Highlights, winning throw @ 6:25

The qualifying athletes progressed through to the final where the qualifying distances are scrapped and they start afresh with up to six throws. The qualifying distance was 64.00 metres. For all qualifiers who did not achieve the standard, the remaining spaces in the final were filled by the longest throws until a total of 12 qualifiers.

MedalistsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
24.09.2000 – 10:00h 24.09.2000 – 12:10h
Final Round
25.09.2000 – 19:00h

AbbreviationsEdit

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 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m 6 June 1986   Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record   Lars Riedel (GER) 69.40 m 31 July 1996   Atlanta, United States

QualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1 Lars Riedel   Germany 68.15 68.15 m
2 2 Frantz Kruger   South Africa 67.54 67.54 m
3 4 Vasiliy Kaptyukh   Belarus 65.90 65.90 m SB
4 5 Dmitriy Shevchenko   Russia 62.82 63.09 65.29 65.29 m
5 7 Vladimir Dubrovshchik   Belarus 64.03 64.03 m
6 8 Jürgen Schult   Germany 63.76 60.97 X 63.76 m
7 9 Aleksander Tammert   Estonia 63.52 61.84 60.90 63.52 m
8 13 Li Shaojie   China 62.29 X 59.71 62.29 m SB
9 21 Magnús Aron Hallgrímsson   Iceland 60.95 58.79 60.03 60.95 m
10 24 Frank Casañas   Cuba 60.84 X 60.79 60.84 m
11 25 Libor Malina   Czech Republic 59.38 X 60.83 60.83 m
12 27 Romas Ubartas   Lithuania 60.43 60.50 X 60.50 m
13 28 Robert Weir   Great Britain 57.57 X 60.01 60.01 m
14 29 Olgierd Stański   Poland 59.31 58.06 X 59.31 m
15 31 Ian Winchester   New Zealand 58.61 58.64 X 58.64 m
16 33 Leonid Cherevko   Belarus 57.63 X 58.32 58.32 m
17 34 Dragan Mustapić   Croatia 53.76 58.10 X 58.10 m
18 35 Mickaël Conjungo   Central African Republic X 57.85 55.60 57.85 m
19 37 Marcelo Pugliese   Argentina X 53.49 56.30 56.30 m
20 40 John Menton   Ireland X 54.21 50.95 54.21 m
21 41 Roman Poltoratskiy   Uzbekistan 45.40 X 47.83 47.83 m
Zoltán Kővágó   Hungary X X X NM
Chary Mamedov   Turkmenistan X X X NM

Group BEdit

Rank Overall Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3 Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 67.10 67.10 m
2 6 Jason Tunks   Canada 64.40 64.40 m
3 10 Adam Setliff   United States X 63.25 63.25 m
4 11 Anthony Washington   United States 62.82 X X 62.82 m
5 12 Michael Möllenbeck   Germany 62.30 62.72 61.92 62.72 m
6 14 Diego Fortuna   Italy 60.12 X 62.24 62.24 m
7 15 Aleksandr Borichevskiy   Russia 59.78 61.98 61.89 61.98 m
8 16 Róbert Fazekas   Hungary X X 61.76 61.76 m
9 17 John Godina   United States 57.67 61.60 X 61.60 m
10 18 Frits Potgieter   South Africa 61.56 60.27 60.83 61.56 m
11 19 David Martínez   Spain 61.50 X 59.97 61.50 m
12 20 Alexis Elizalde   Cuba 57.75 61.13 59.96 61.13 m
13 22 Jo Van Daele   Belgium 60.89 60.93 X 60.93 m
14 23 Gábor Máté   Hungary 59.43 60.69 60.86 60.86 m
15 25 Vitaliy Sidorov   Russia 58.32 59.43 60.65 60.65 m
16 30 Vaclavas Kidykas   Lithuania 57.86 58.96 58.09 58.96 m
17 32 Kyrylo Chuprynin   Ukraine X 58.38 57.32 58.38 m
18 36 Nick Sweeney   Ireland 56.73 56.24 57.37 57.37 m
19 38 Glen Smith   Great Britain 56.22 55.31 54.36 56.22 m
21 39 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari   Qatar X 54.47 53.42 54.47 m
Jason Gervais   Canada X X X NM
Costel Grasu   Romania X X X NM
Chima Ugwu   Nigeria DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
    Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 58.55 67.54 68.73 66.64 69.30 64.78 69.30 m
    Lars Riedel (GER) 65.18 X 68.50 68.08 67.33 63.87 68.50 m
    Frantz Kruger (RSA) 67.89 X 68.19 68.06 X 62.72 68.19 m AR
4   Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 58.93 64.50 67.59 64.42 65.07 66.70 67.59 m PB
5   Adam Setliff (USA) 60.50 66.02 64.72 65.10 63.10 61.99 66.02 m
6   Jason Tunks (CAN) 59.59 64.58 65.35 X 65.80 64.38 65.80 m
7   Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR) 63.95 65.13 X 64.32 X 60.15 65.13 m
8   Jürgen Schult (GER) X 60.83 63.34 64.41 62.63 61.96 64.41 m
9   Aleksander Tammert (EST) 55.84 59.26 63.25 63.25 m
10   Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 61.19 60.13 63.14 63.14 m
11   Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) X X 62.65 62.65 m
12   Anthony Washington (USA) X X 59.87 59.87 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

External linksEdit