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.
|Men's shot put|
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Ancient Olympia Stadium|
|Competitors||39 from 26 nations|
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. 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.
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.
All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)
|Wednesday, 18 August 2004||10:00
Prior to the competition[update], 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.
Rule: Qualifying standard 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best qualified (q).
|1||A||Adam Nelson||United States||x||21.15||—||21.15||Q|
|5||B||John Godina||United States||19.73||20.53||—||20.53||Q|
|10||A||Petr Stehlík||Czech Republic||x||19.74||20.06||20.06||q|
|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|
|27||A||Antonín Žalský||Czech Republic||18.93||19.09||x||19.09|
|30||B||Khalid Habash Al-Suwaidi||Qatar||x||x||19.04||19.04|
|32||B||Dragan Perić||Serbia and Montenegro||18.91||18.79||18.74||18.91|
|34||B||Burger Lambrechts||South Africa||18.67||18.63||x||18.67|
|A||Marco Antonio Verni||Chile||x||x||x||NM|
|A||Bahadur Singh Sagoo||India||x||x||x||NM|
|Adam Nelson||United States||21.16||x||x||x||x||x||21.16|
|8||John Godina||United States||x||x||20.19||20.19|
|11||Petr Stehlík||Czech Republic||18.72||x||19.21||19.21|
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