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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

The men's discus throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date16 August 2008 (qualification)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors37 from 29 nations
Winning distance68.82
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gerd Kanter  Estonia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Piotr Małachowski  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania
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The qualifying standards were 64.50 m (211.61 ft) (A standard) and 62.50 m (205.05 ft) (B standard).[2]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 16 August 2008 10:40 Qualifications
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:00 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Olympic record   Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 m Athens, Greece 23 August 2004

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: 64.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Piotr Małachowski   Poland 65.94 65.94 Q
2 A Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 65.84 65.84 Q
3 B Rutger Smith   Netherlands 64.09 65.65 65.65 Q
4 B Frank Casañas   Spain x x 64.99 64.99 Q
5 B Gerd Kanter   Estonia 59.65 64.66 64.66 Q
6 A Bogdan Pishchalnikov   Russia 62.68 63.93 64.60 64.60 Q
7 A Mario Pestano   Spain 64.42 61.16 x 64.42 q
8 A Robert Harting   Germany 64.19 x x 64.19 q
9 B Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari   Qatar 63.83 63.72 61.60 63.83 q
10 A Aleksander Tammert   Estonia 57.79 61.57 63.10 63.10 q
11 A Róbert Fazekas   Hungary x 61.61 62.64 62.64 q
12 B Frantz Kruger   Finland x 58.60 62.48 62.48 q
13 A Gabor Mate   Hungary x 55.15 62.44 62.44
14 B Märt Israel   Estonia 61.98 59.78 61.63 61.98
15 A Dzmitry Sivakou   Belarus 59.64 x 61.75 61.75
16 A Michael Robertson   United States 60.97 61.64 x 61.64
17 B Ehsan Haddadi   Iran 61.08 x 61.34 61.34
18 B Gerhard Mayer   Austria 61.32 x 58.13 61.32
19 A Casey Malone   United States 59.48 x 61.26 61.26
20 B Ercüment Olgundeniz   Turkey 58.99 60.83 x 60.83
21 B Zoltán Kővágó   Hungary 60.79 59.46 60.44 60.79
22 B Vikas Gowda   India 59.58 x 60.69 60.69
23 A Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly   Egypt 59.71 58.95 60.24 60.24
24 A Oleksiy Semenov   Ukraine 57.84 60.18 59.41 60.18
25 B Ian Waltz   United States 60.02 x x 60.02
26 A Abbas Samimi   Iran 58.01 59.92 58.85 59.92
27 A Jorge Fernández   Cuba x 59.60 59.58 59.60
28 A Jan Marcell   Czech Republic 59.52 x 56.31 59.52
29 B Martin Marić   Croatia 59.25 x 59.09 59.25
30 B Jorge Balliengo   Argentina 58.71 58.82 x 58.82
31 A Benn Harradine   Australia 58.55 57.50 57.91 58.55
32 B Niklas Arrhenius   Sweden 56.64 58.22 56.77 58.22
33 B Hannes Kirchler   Italy x x 56.44 56.44
34 A Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi   Saudi Arabia 56.29 55.54 56.24 56.29
35 A Vadim Hranovschi   Moldova 56.19 x 55.78 56.19
36 B Haidar Nasser Shaheed   Iraq 54.19 x x 54.19
37 B Eric Matthias   British Virgin Islands 47.87 50.87 53.11 53.11
AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes[3]
  Gerd Kanter   Estonia 63.44 66.38 62.75 68.82 x 65.98 68.82
  Piotr Małachowski   Poland 66.45 67.82 66.98 63.91 65.78 x 67.82
  Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania x 65.77 64.42 67.79 x 67.18 67.79
4 Robert Harting   Germany 65.58 64.84 67.09 x 66.51 67.09
5 Frank Casañas   Spain 59.54 62.16 64.46 64.11 64.97 66.49 66.49
6 Bogdan Pishchalnikov   Russia 64.09 64.25 61.13 65.88 x x 65.88 PB
7 Rutger Smith   Netherlands 64.61 65.31 64.36 64.25 x 65.39 65.39
8 Róbert Fazekas   Hungary 62.25 63.43 62.49 x x 59.34 63.43
9 Mario Pestano   Spain 60.46 62.84 63.42 63.42
10 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari   Qatar 59.62 x 62.55 62.55
11 Frantz Kruger   Finland 61.98 61.80 60.71 61.98
12 Aleksander Tammert   Estonia x 61.32 61.38 61.38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-19.