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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

Coordinates: 38°2′10.1″N 23°47′15.1″E / 38.036139°N 23.787528°E / 38.036139; 23.787528

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates20–21 August
Competitors42 from 27 nations
Winning distance67.02
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Natalya Sadova
 Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anastasia Kelesidou
 Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová
 Czech Republic
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The women's discus throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20–21 August. It was originally planned to hold the discus throw at the Ancient Olympia Stadium, 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 to move the discus throw and to hold the shot put at the ancient stadium, despite the fact that the shot put was not contested at the Ancient Olympic Games.[1]

On December 5, 2012, Belarusian discus thrower Iryna Yatchenko was stripped of her bronze medal after drug re-testings of her samples on methandienone had been discovered positive.[2][3] Following the announcement of Yatchenko's disqualification, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board had distributed and awarded the bronze to Czech Republic's Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, who originally finished fourth in the final.[4]

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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.[5]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 21:30 Qualification
Saturday, 21 August 2004 21:10 Final

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 9 July 1988
Olympic record   Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 62.50 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová   Czech Republic 64.48 64.48 Q
2 A Natalya Sadova   Russia 64.33 64.33 Q
3 B Olena Antonova   Ukraine 62.15 64.20 64.20 Q
4 B Anastasia Kelesidou   Greece 64.13 64.13 Q
5 A Beatrice Faumuina   New Zealand 64.07 64.07 Q
6 A Ekaterini Voggoli   Greece 63.39 63.39 Q
7 B Iryna Yatchenko   Belarus 62.15 63.04 63.04 Q
8 A Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 59.87 60.89 61.91 61.91 q
9 B Styliani Tsikouna   Greece 61.72 60.17 60.67 61.72 q
10 B Yania Ferrales   Cuba x 56.46 61.54 61.54 q
11 A Joanna Wiśniewska   Poland 61.48 56.11 58.43 61.48 q
12 B Li Yanfeng   China 61.19 61.35 61.24 61.35 q
13 A Harwant Kaur   India 60.82 59.20 59.95 60.82
14 B Seema Antil   India 59.93 60.64 58.41 60.64
15 A Ellina Zvereva   Belarus 60.35 x 60.63 60.63
16 B Wioletta Potępa   Poland 60.50 x 57.99 60.50
17 B Neelam Jaswant Singh   India 60.26 57.25 60.10 60.26
18 A Philippa Roles   Great Britain 57.30 58.83 x 58.83
19 B Aretha Hill   United States 52.93 58.82 x 58.82
20 B Elizna Naudé   South Africa 58.74 58.26 58.32 58.74
21 A Olga Chernyavskaya   Russia 58.64 58.19 58.55 58.64
22 A Stephanie Brown   United States x 58.54 x 58.54
23 B Teresa Machado   Portugal 58.47 57.00 57.65 58.47
24 A Natalya Fokina   Ukraine 58.28 56.84 55.64 58.28
25 B Song Aimin   China 58.19 58.03 x 58.19
26 A Elisângela Adriano   Brazil x 58.13 x 58.13
27 A Franka Dietzsch   Germany x 57.57 58.12 58.12
28 B Dace Ruskule   Latvia 54.49 57.43 x 57.43
29 A Vera Begić   Croatia x 54.80 57.31 57.31
30 B Oksana Yesipchuk   Russia x 57.27 57.18 57.27
31 A Mélina Robert-Michon   France 56.70 x 56.53 56.70
32 A Huang Qun   China 56.53 x 55.06 56.53
33 B Shelley Newman   Great Britain x 54.04 56.04 56.04
34 B Vladimíra Racková   Czech Republic 55.82 x 55.36 55.82
35 A Anna Söderberg   Sweden 54.04 55.49 51.24 55.49
36 B Alice Matejková   Spain 54.15 x 55.37 55.37
37 B Eha Rünne   Estonia 54.28 x 54.82 54.82
38 B Dragana Tomašević   Serbia and Montenegro 51.71 x 54.44 54.44
39 A Éva Kürti   Hungary 52.52 50.85 x 52.52
40 A Tereapii Tapoki   Cook Islands 47.59 48.12 x 48.12
41 A Tsvetanka Khristova   Bulgaria 43.25 x x 43.25
B Seilala Sua   United States x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Natalya Sadova   Russia 64.78 64.81 x 65.33 67.02 66.68 67.02
  Anastasia Kelesidou   Greece 62.77 x 66.68 63.71 66.09 61.59 66.68
  Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová   Czech Republic 63.02 66.08 x 62.81 63.21 64.84 66.08
4 Olena Antonova   Ukraine 59.88 64.11 x 63.61 60.37 65.75 65.75
5 Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 62.01 62.21 63.48 61.58 61.93 64.92 64.92 SB
6 Beatrice Faumuina   New Zealand x 62.45 x 63.45 62.99 x 63.45
7 Ekaterini Voggoli   Greece 60.66 61.44 x 62.37 62.32 61.84 62.37
8 Li Yanfeng   China 60.67 57.36 61.05 61.05
9 Joanna Wiśniewska   Poland 58.33 60.74 59.95 60.74
10 Styliani Tsikouna   Greece 59.48 57.76 x 59.48
Yania Ferrales   Cuba x x x NM
Iryna Yatchenko   Belarus 59.98 61.67 66.17 65.46 63.08 65.54 66.17 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. ^ "Cechlova receives 2004 Olympic bronze". Business Standard. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Discus Throw". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

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