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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

The men's shot put at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held on 18 August 2004 at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. It was originally planned to hold the discus throw at this venue, but it was discovered that the field was not large enough to accommodate the range of modern discus throwers, and would have posed a danger to spectators. As such, it was decided instead to hold the shot put at the site, despite the fact that the shot put was not contested at the Ancient Olympic Games. All distances are given in metres.[1]

Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAncient Olympia Stadium
Dates18 August
Competitors39 from 26 nations
Winning distance21.16
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Adam Nelson  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joachim Olsen  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Manuel Martínez  Spain
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Ukrainian shot putter Yuriy Bilonoh was stripped of his gold medal on 5 December 2012 after drug re-testings of his samples were found positive.[2][3] After the announcement of the disqualification, there was a new distribution of medals on 5 March 2013. According to a statement from the IOC, sent to the Spanish Olympic Committee, the gold medal went to Adam Nelson of the United States, the silver to Joachim Olsen of Denmark, and the bronze to Manuel Martínez of Spain.[4][5]

Contents

Competition formatEdit

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[6]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 18 August 2004 10:00
17:30
Qualification
Final

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Los Angeles, United States 20 May 1990
Olympic record   Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Adam Nelson   United States x 21.15 21.15 Q
2 B Joachim Olsen   Denmark 20.78 20.78 Q
3 A Ralf Bartels   Germany 20.65 20.65 Q
4 A Yuriy Bilonoh   Ukraine 20.61 20.61 Q
5 B John Godina   United States 19.73 20.53 20.53 Q
6 A Justin Anlezark   Australia 18.53 20.45 20.45 Q
7 B Manuel Martínez   Spain 19.15 19.54 20.37 20.37 q
8 B Mikuláš Konopka   Slovakia 20.32 20.20 x 20.32 q
9 A Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus 20.10 20.11 20.09 20.11 q
10 A Petr Stehlík   Czech Republic x 19.74 20.06 20.06 q
11 B Yury Bialou   Belarus x x 20.06 20.06 q
12 B Miran Vodovnik   Slovenia 18.83 20.04 x 20.04 q
13 B Tepa Reinikainen   Finland 18.27 19.71 19.74 19.74
14 A Rutger Smith   Netherlands 19.02 19.28 19.69 19.69
15 A Gheorghe Guşet   Romania 19.42 19.26 19.68 19.68
16 A Ivan Yushkov   Russia 19.15 19.42 19.67 19.67
17 B Pavel Lyzhyn   Belarus x x 19.60 19.60
18 B Tomasz Majewski   Poland 19.55 19.07 x 19.55
19 B Ville Tiisanoja   Finland 19.28 19.50 x 19.50
20 B Bradley Snyder   Canada 19.36 19.46 x 19.46
21 B Janus Robberts   South Africa 19.41 x x 19.41
22 A Reese Hoffa   United States 18.88 x 19.40 19.40
23 A Pavel Chumachenko   Russia 19.17 19.38 x 19.38
24 B Zsolt Bíber   Hungary 19.31 x x 19.31
25 A Ivan Emilianov   Moldova 18.83 18.92 19.25 19.25
26 A Taavi Peetre   Estonia 19.14 18.97 x 19.14
27 A Antonín Žalský   Czech Republic 18.93 19.09 x 19.09
28 B Peter Sack   Germany 19.09 17.91 x 19.09
29 A Nedžad Mulabegović   Croatia x 18.86 19.07 19.07
30 B Khalid Habash Al-Suwaidi   Qatar x x 19.04 19.04
31 B Pavel Sofin   Russia 18.78 19.02 x 19.02
32 B Dragan Perić   Serbia and Montenegro 18.91 18.79 18.74 18.91
33 A Detlef Bock   Germany 18.40 18.89 x 18.89
34 B Burger Lambrechts   South Africa 18.67 18.63 x 18.67
35 A Roman Virastyuk   Ukraine 18.12 18.40 18.52 18.52
36 B Edis Elkasević   Croatia 17.54 18.44 x 18.44
37 A Galin Kostadinov   Bulgaria 17.75 17.51 17.47 17.75
A Marco Antonio Verni   Chile x x x NM
A Bahadur Singh Sagoo   India x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Adam Nelson   United States 21.16 x x x x x 21.16
  Joachim Olsen   Denmark 20.47 20.48 21.07 20.78 x x 21.07
  Manuel Martínez   Spain 20.70 20.21 20.48 20.78 20.84 x 20.84
4 Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus 19.41 20.51 x x 20.60 x 20.60
5 Yury Bialou   Belarus 20.34 20.33 x x x 19.88 20.34
6 Justin Anlezark   Australia 20.07 x 20.31 x x x 20.31
7 Ralf Bartels   Germany 20.26 x x 20.07 x 20.00 20.26
8 John Godina   United States x x 20.19 20.19
9 Mikuláš Konopka   Slovakia x 19.92 19.91 19.92
10 Miran Vodovnik   Slovenia 19.34 18.93 x 19.34
11 Petr Stehlík   Czech Republic 18.72 x 19.21 19.21
Yuriy Bilonoh   Ukraine 21.15 21.15 21.07 x x 21.16 21.16 DSQ[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples". IOC. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Olympic drug tests: Four athletes stripped of 2004 Athens medals". BBC Sport. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ "El COI concede a Manolo Martínez la medalla de bronce de peso de Atenas". Marca.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Manolo Martínez, bronce olímpico" [Manolo Martínez, Olympic bronze medalist] (in Spanish). Spanish Olympic Committee. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Shot Put". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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