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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

The men's shot put event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date15 August 2008
Competitors40 from 34 nations
Winning distance21.51
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tomasz Majewski  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Cantwell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dylan Armstrong  Canada
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The qualifying standards were 20.30 m (66.6 ft) (A standard) and 19.80 m (64.96 ft) (B standard).[2]

Andrei Mikhnevich was initially awarded the bronze medal but he was later disqualified for doping and the medal was awarded to 4th-place finisher Dylan Armstrong.[3]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 09:00
21:00
Qualifications
Finals

RecordsEdit

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

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

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Result Notes
1 A Tomasz Majewski   Poland 21.04 21.04 Q, PB
2 B Adam Nelson   United States 20.56 20.56 Q
3 A Christian Cantwell   United States 20.11 20.48 20.48 Q
4 A Dylan Armstrong   Canada 20.43 20.43 Q
5 A Reese Hoffa   United States 20.41 20.41 Q
6 B Pavel Lyzhyn   Belarus 20.36 x x 20.36 DSQ
7 A Pavel Sofin   Russia 20.29 x x 20.29 q
8 B Yuriy Bilonog   Ukraine 19.93 20.16 19.57 20.16 q
9 B Rutger Smith   Netherlands 20.13 x 19.97 20.13 q
10 A Yury Bialou   Belarus x 20.12 19.87 20.12 q
11 B Ivan Yushkov   Russia 20.02 19.83 20.00 20.02 DSQ (q)
12 B Peter Sack   Germany 19.76 x 20.01 20.01
13 A Andriy Semenov   Ukraine 18.95 19.59 20.01 20.01
14 B Dorian Scott   Jamaica 19.54 19.94 19.71 19.94
15 B Justin Anlezark   Australia 19.91 19.75 x 19.91
16 A Hamza Alic   Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.33 19.48 19.87 19.87
17 A Anton Lyuboslavskiy   Russia 19.14 x 19.87 19.87
18 B Manuel Martínez   Spain 19.62 19.45 19.81 19.81
19 B Miran Vodovnik   Slovenia 18.72 x 19.81 19.81
20 A Scott Martin   Australia 19.75 x x 19.75
21 A Joachim Olsen   Denmark 19.62 19.69 19.74 19.74 SB
22 B Yves Niare   France x x 19.73 19.73
23 A Carlos Véliz   Cuba 19.58 19.25 19.16 19.58
24 A Māris Urtāns   Latvia 18.78 19.57 19.34 19.57
25 B Taavi Peetre   Estonia x x 19.57 19.57
26 B Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi   Saudi Arabia x 18.67 19.51 19.51
27 B Petr Stehlik   Czech Republic x 19.41 x 19.41
28 B Nedzad Mulabegovic   Croatia 19.11 19.35 18.88 19.35
29 A Milan Haborák   Slovakia x 19.32 x 19.32
30 B Reinaldo Proenza   Cuba 19.15 19.06 19.20 19.20
31 A Germán Lauro   Argentina 19.07 x 18.96 19.07
32 A Asmir Kolašinac   Serbia 18.32 x 19.01 19.01
33 A Lajos Kürthy   Hungary 18.38 x 18.74 18.74
34 B Ivan Emilianov   Moldova 18.64 18.27 x 18.64
35 A Mihail Stamatoyiannis   Greece x 18.45 18.30 18.45
36 B Yasser Farag   Egypt 18.37 x 18.42 18.42
37 B Marco Fortes   Portugal x x 18.05 18.05
38 A Marco Antonio Verni   Chile x 17.96 x 17.96
39 B Chang Ming-Huang   Chinese Taipei 16.13 16.98 17.43 17.43
A Robert Häggblom   Finland x x x NM
A Georgi Ivanov   Bulgaria x x x NM
B Alexis Paumier   Cuba x x x NM
B Amin Nikfar   Iran x x x NM
B Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus 20.38 20.48 20.48 DSQ (Q)
A Ralf Bartels   Germany DNS
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
  Tomasz Majewski   Poland 20.80 20.47 21.21 21.51 x 20.44 21.51 PB
  Christian Cantwell   United States 20.39 20.98 20.88 20.86 20.69 21.09 21.09
  Dylan Armstrong   Canada 20.62 21.04 x x 20.47 x 21.04 NR
5 Yuriy Bilonog   Ukraine 20.63 x 20.53 20.46 20.31 x 20.63 SB
6 Reese Hoffa   United States x 19.81 20.53 20.38 x x 20.53
7 Pavel Sofin   Russia 20.42 x x x x x 20.42
8 Rutger Smith   Netherlands 20.41 x 20.30 20.41
9 Yury Bialou   Belarus 20.06 x x 20.06
Adam Nelson   United States x x x NM
DSQ Andrei Mikhnevich   Belarus 20.73 21.05 x 20.78 20.57 20.93 21.05 DSQ (doping)
DSQ Ivan Yushkov   Russia 19.67 19.55 x 19.67 DSQ (doping)
DSQ[4] Pavel Lyzhyn   Belarus 20.33 20.15 20.98 20.98 20.40 x 20.98 DSQ (doping)

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. ^ https://www.thestar.com/sports/amateur/2014/08/20/canadas_dylan_armstrong_finally_gets_2008_beijing_olympics_bronze_medal_after_doping_dq.html
  4. ^ "IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London2012". International Olympic Committee. 25 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-08.