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

The women's discus throw event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15–18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date15 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors38 from 24 nations
Winning distance64.74
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Stephanie Brown Trafton  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Antonova  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Song Aimin  China
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SummaryEdit

The qualifying standards were 61.00 m (200.13 ft) (A standard) and 59.00 m (193.57 ft) (B standard).[2]

On the sixth throw of the competition, world leader Stephanie Brown Trafton settled the results, throwing 64.74 m (212 ft 4 in). The next thrower in the ring Yarelis Barrios threw 63.17m which would be good enough for second place. Barrios improved to 63.64m in the second round to assure her hold on second place. The final thrower in the first round, Olena Antonova pulled into third position, which she gradually improved to her best of 62.59 in the fifth round. Through the rest of the competition, Brown Trafton didn't land another throw that would be competitive with the leaders, but she didn't need to. Song Aimin struggled with the worst throw of the opening round and was flirting with elimination until her third round throw which put her into fourth place. Song solidified that position with a fifth round 62.20, which would later become relevant.

Eight years after the event, the IOC reanalyzed doping samples of silver medalist Yarelis Barrios and disqualified her for having the masking agent acetazolamide in her sample. She was stripped of her medal.[3] If the IOC reallocates medals, Antonova stands to advance to the silver medal and Song would get bronze. On May 24, 2017 medals were reallocated.[4]

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 19:55 Qualifications
Monday, 18 August 2008 19:00 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

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

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

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: 61.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Stephanie Brown Trafton   United States 57.78 x 62.77 62.77 Q
2 B Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 57.75 62.51 62.51 Q
3 A Iryna Yatchenko   Belarus 62.26 62.26 Q
DSQ[5] A Yarelis Barrios   Cuba 62.23 62.23 Q
5 A Mélina Robert-Michon   France x 55.18 62.21 62.21 Q, SB
6 B Aretha Thurmond   United States 58.70 61.90 61.90 Q
7 A Dani Samuels   Australia x x 61.72 61.72 Q
8 B Song Aimin   China 59.89 61.31 61.67 61.67 Q
9 B Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová   Czech Republic 61.61 61.61 Q
10 B Li Yanfeng   China 60.99 61.29 x 61.29 q
11 A Olena Antonova   Ukraine 61.25 60.61 59.92 61.25 q
12 A Ellina Zvereva   Belarus x 60.28 59.60 60.28 q
13 B Dragana Tomašević   Serbia 55.59 x 60.19 60.19
14 A Natalia Semenova   Ukraine x 60.18 x 60.18
15 B Yania Ferrales   Cuba 59.87 58.73 59.85 59.87
16 B Svetlana Saykina   Russia x x 59.48 59.48
17 A Wioletta Potępa   Poland 59.44 59.20 59.10 59.44
18 A Joanna Wiśniewska   Poland 59.40 58.08 x 59.40
19 A Elisângela Adriano   Brazil x x 58.84 58.84
20 B Elizna Naudé   South Africa 58.75 57.09 58.35 58.75
21 A Kateryna Karsak   Ukraine x 53.14 58.61 58.61
22 A Vera Begić   Croatia 55.87 58.50 x 58.50
23 A Ma Xuejun   China 58.45 x 56.84 58.45
24 B Krishna Poonia   India 57.31 58.23 58.15 58.23
25 B Natalya Sadova   Russia x 58.11 57.76 58.11
26 A Suzy Powell-Roos   United States 58.02 x x 58.02
27 A Philippa Roles   Great Britain x 56.88 57.44 57.44
28 B Beatrice Faumuina   New Zealand 57.15 x 54.49 57.15
29 B Hanna Mazgunova   Belarus x x 56.77 56.77
30 A Harwant Kaur   India 56.38 56.38 56.42 56.42
31 B Anna Söderberg   Sweden x 55.28 53.48 55.28
32 A Oxana Yesipchuk   Russia 54.91 54.34 55.07 55.07
33 B Zinaida Sendriūtė   Lithuania 54.81 53.41 52.42 54.81
34 B Venera Getova   Bulgaria 52.51 54.00 52.40 54.00
35 B Dorothea Kalpakidou   Greece x 53.00 51.61 53.00
36 B Barbara Rocio Comba   Argentina x x 51.36 51.36
37 A Tereapii Tapoki   Cook Islands 46.77 44.11 48.35 48.35
B Żaneta Glanc   Poland x x x NM
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 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes[6]
  Stephanie Brown Trafton   United States 64.74 x x 58.39 61.30 x 64.74
  Olena Antonova   Ukraine 60.79 62.16 x 60.50 62.59 62.34 62.59 SB
  Song Aimin   China 56.41 59.55 62.17 61.75 62.20 60.51 62.20
4 Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová   Czech Republic x 61.08 x 58.74 61.75 61.66 61.75
5 Ellina Zvereva   Belarus 60.43 60.10 x x 60.34 60.82 60.82
6 Li Yanfeng   China 60.68 x 59.72 x x 60.62 60.68
7 Mélina Robert-Michon   France 60.49 x x x 60.66 60.45 60.66
8 Dani Samuels   Australia 57.14 x 60.15 60.15
9 Aretha Thurmond   United States 56.72 59.80 57.99 59.80
10 Iryna Yatchenko   Belarus x x 59.27 59.27
11 Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 58.63 x x 58.63
DSQ
(2nd)[7]
Yarelis Barrios   Cuba 63.17 63.64 62.22 62.12 x 60.30 63.64
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

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.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-two-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-beijing-2008
  4. ^ Офіційно: Олена Антонова – срібний призер Олімпійських ігор-2008 (in Ukrainian)
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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