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

The women'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.

Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAncient Olympia Stadium
Dates18 August
Competitors38 from 29 nations
Winning distance19.59
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yumileidi Cumbá  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nadine Kleinert  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) not awarded
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On 23 August 2004, Russian shot putter Irina Korzhanenko was stripped of her gold medal and thereby received a lifetime ban by the International Olympic Committee after she tested positive for the steroid stanozolol.[1] After the announcement of Korzhanenko's disqualification, her victory and medal were formally removed from the records, permitting Cuba's Yumileidi Cumbá, Germany's Nadine Kleinert, and Korzhanenko's teammate Svetlana Krivelyova to upgrade their respective position for a new distribution medals. Accordingly, the gold medal was reverted to Cumba, silver to Kleinert, and bronze to Krivelyova.[2] On 5 December 2012, eight years after the official medal ceremony, Krivelyova was ordered to hand back her bronze after drug re-testings of her samples on oxandrolone had been discovered positive, leaving her place vacant until present.[3][4][5] Since 2004, the next two finishers Nadzeya Astapchuk and Natallia Kharaneka have both been banned for doping offenses, so the IOC decided not to upgrade them.

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 08:30
16:00
Qualification
Final

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 22.63 m Moscow, Soviet Union 7 June 1987
Olympic record   Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.41 m Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

No new records were set during the competition.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Rule: Qualifying standard 18.50 (Q) or at least 12 best qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Nadzeya Astapchuk   Belarus 19.69 19.69 Q
2 A Irina Korzhanenko   Russia 19.43 19.43 Q
3 A Yumileidi Cumbá   Cuba 19.10 19.10 Q
4 B Cleopatra Borel   Trinidad and Tobago 18.90 18.90 Q, NR
5 A Valerie Adams   New Zealand 18.79 18.79 Q
6 A Nadine Kleinert   Germany 18.65 18.65 Q
7 A Krystyna Zabawska   Poland 18.05 18.61 18.61 Q
8 B Svetlana Krivelyova   Russia 18.45 17.89 18.57 18.57 Q
9 A Natallia Kharaneka   Belarus 17.70 18.52 18.52 Q
10 B Lieja Tunks   Netherlands 18.38 x 18.33 18.38 q
11 A Misleydis González   Cuba 18.33 x 18.15 18.33 q
12 B Li Meiju   China 18.16 18.01 18.13 18.16 q
13 B Kalliopi Ouzouni   Greece 18.03 17.87 x 18.03
14 B Olga Ryabinkina   Russia 18.00 x 17.99 18.00
15 B Fior Vásquez   Dominican Republic 16.00 17.99 17.08 17.99 SB
16 B Astrid Kumbernuss   Germany 17.89 17.52 17.86 17.89
17 A Laurence Manfredi   France 17.78 17.05 17.20 17.78
18 A Elisângela Adriano   Brazil 17.31 17.07 17.44 17.44
19 B Irini Terzoglou   Greece 17.34 x 17.34
20 B Oksana Zakharchuk   Ukraine 17.19 17.28 x 17.28
21 A Zhang Xiaoyu   China 17.03 17.22 16.21 17.22
22 B Kristin Heaston   United States 16.41 x 17.17 17.17
23 B Nadine Beckel   Germany 17.11 17.03 x 17.11
24 A Li Fengfeng   China 16.80 16.36 16.90 16.90
25 A Zhang Guirong   Singapore 16.58 16.51 x 16.58
26 B Juttaporn Krasaeyan   Thailand 16.45 16.49 16.22 16.49
27 A Laura Gerraughty   United States 15.94 x 16.47 16.47
28 A Kimberly Barrett   Jamaica 15.80 16.45 16.09 16.45
29 A Lee Mi-young   South Korea 15.76 16.35 x 16.35
30 B Irache Quintanal   Spain 15.27 15.99 15.52 15.99
31 B Aneliya Kumanova   Bulgaria 15.49 15.91 15.50 15.91
32 B Chinatsu Mori   Japan 15.86 14.59 x 15.86
33 B Ana Po'uhila   Tonga 14.16 15.33 15.08 15.33
34 A Filiz Kadoğan   Turkey 15.20 14.73 x 15.20
35 A Mariam Kevkhishvili   Georgia 14.10 15.02 15.06 15.06
36 A Iolanta Ulyeva   Kazakhstan 14.48 14.55 14.88 14.88
37 B Éva Kürti   Hungary 14.60 x x 14.60
A Olga Shchukina   Uzbekistan 14.19 14.13 14.44 14.44 DSQ
  • Olga Shchukina of Uzbekistan was disqualified after she tested positive for clenbuterol during the pre-competition screening process.

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Yumileidi Cumbá   Cuba x 18.39 18.74 x x 19.59 19.59
  Nadine Kleinert   Germany 18.77 19.55 19.17 18.55 x x 19.55 SB
  not awarded · · · · · · · [1], [3]
4 Nadzeya Astapchuk   Belarus 18.25 x 19.01 x x x 19.01
5 Natallia Kharaneka   Belarus 18.82 18.09 18.87 17.80 18.59 18.96 18.96
6 Krystyna Zabawska   Poland x 17.97 18.64 x 18.60 x 18.64
7 Misleydis González   Cuba 17.33 18.25 18.59 18.52 x x 18.59
8 Valerie Adams   New Zealand 18.56 x 17.93 18.56
9 Li Meiju   China 17.82 17.61 18.37 18.37
10 Cleopatra Borel   Trinidad and Tobago 17.37 18.28 18.35 18.35
11 Lieja Tunks   Netherlands x 18.13 18.14 18.14
Irina Korzhanenko   Russia 20.41 20.70 21.06 20.04 x x 21.06 DSQ[1]
Svetlana Krivelyova   Russia 18.55 19.49 19.29 19.15 19.20 18.44 19.49 DSQ[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Korzhanenko faces lifetime ban from sport". ESPN. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Shot champ stripped of gold". ESPN. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Olympic drug tests: Four athletes stripped of 2004 Athens medals". BBC Sport. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. ^ "IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples". IOC. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ Athletics Results – Athens 2004
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Women's Shot Put". Athens 2004. Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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