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

The women's hammer throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Women's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date18 August 2008 (qualification)
20 August 2008 (final)
Competitors50 from 34 nations
Winning distance76.34 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yipsi Moreno  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zhang Wenxiu  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Manuela Montebrun  France
← 2004
2012 →

The qualifying standards were 69.50 m (A standard) and 67.00 m (B standard).[2]

In 2016, it was announced that reanalysis of samples from 2008 resulted in doping violations by Aksana Miankova and Darya Pchelnik being detected, and they were disqualified. Medals have been reallocated by IAAF.[3]

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Monday, 18 August 2008 09:10 Qualifications[4]
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 19:20 Finals[5]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 77.80 m Tallinn, Estonia 15 August 2006
Olympic record   Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 75.02 m Athens, Greece 25 August 2004

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
20 August Final   Aksana Miankova (BLR) 76.34 OR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: 71.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Yipsi Moreno   Cuba 71.31 x 73.92 73.92 Q
2 B Zhang Wenxiu   China 73.36 73.36 Q
3 A Martina Danišová-Hrašnová   Slovakia 70.03 x 72.87 72.87 Q
4 B Manuela Montebrun   France 69.80 69.86 72.81 72.81 Q
5 B Clarissa Claretti   Italy 67.15 71.82 71.82 Q
6 A Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 71.76 71.76 Q
7 A Betty Heidler   Germany 66.28 71.51 71.51 Q
8 A Darya Pchelnik   Belarus 69.43 71.30 69.24 71.30 DSQ
9 B Yelena Priyma   Russia 70.69 69.79 65.64 70.69 q
10 B Kamila Skolimowska   Poland 65.97 69.79 67.01 69.79 q
DSQ[6] B Aksana Miankova   Belarus 62.95 65.55 69.77 69.77 q
12 A Stiliani Papadopoulou   Greece 66.68 69.36 69.29 69.36 q
13 A Maryia Smaliachkova   Belarus x 69.22 x 69.22
14 A Stéphanie Falzon   France x 68.93 x 68.93
15 B Arasay Thondike   Cuba x 66.68 68.74 68.74
16 A Ivana Brkljacić   Croatia 66.54 x 68.38 68.38
17 B Sviatlana Sudak-Torun   Turkey 68.22 67.36 67.18 68.22
18 A Bianca Perie   Romania 68.21 66.29 x 68.21
19 A Iryna Novozhylova   Ukraine 67.36 x 68.11 68.11
20 A Anna Bulgakova   Russia x 68.04 x 68.04
21 B Amber Campbell   United States 67.86 x x 67.86
22 A Yelena Konevtseva   Russia 66.81 67.83 x 67.83
23 B Eileen O'Keeffe   Ireland 62.53 62.05 67.66 67.66
24 B Kathrin Klaas   Germany 66.39 67.54 66.95 67.54
25 B Iryna Sekachova   Ukraine 62.83 x 67.47 67.47
26 B Lenka Ledvinová   Czech Republic 65.98 65.23 67.17 67.17
27 A Inna Sayenko   Ukraine x 66.92 x 66.92
28 B Alexandra Papageorgiou   Greece 66.72 65.73 x 66.72
29 B Jennifer Dahlgren   Argentina 58.60 x 66.35 66.35
30 A Merja Korpela   Finland 62.70 65.76 66.29 66.29
31 B Yunaika Crawford   Cuba 66.16 65.00 64.08 66.16
32 A Wang Zheng   China 65.64 61.36 x 65.64
33 A Sultana Frizell   Canada x 60.43 65.44 65.44
34 A Éva Orbán   Hungary 65.12 x 65.41 65.41
35 A Zoe Derham   Great Britain 64.74 64.61 64.57 64.74
36 B Johana Moreno   Colombia x 64.31 64.66 64.66
37 A Zalina Marghieva   Moldova x 64.20 x 64.20
38 B Małgorzata Zadura   Poland 63.35 64.13 x 64.13
39 A Loree Smith   United States 62.25 62.33 63.60 63.60
40 B Candice Scott   Trinidad and Tobago 63.03 62.53 x 63.03
41 B Berta Castells   Spain 62.44 61.76 x 62.44
42 A Silvia Salis   Italy x x 62.28 62.28
43 B Marina Marghieva   Moldova 61.03 x 62.12 62.12
44 B Paraskevi Theodorou   Cyprus x 61.00 x 61.00
45 B Sanja Gavrilovic   Croatia 60.55 60.37 60.36 60.55
46 A Vânia Silva   Portugal x 58.10 59.42 59.42
47 A Galina Mityaeva   Tajikistan x 48.59 51.38 51.38
A Jessica Cosby   United States x x x NM
B Amélie Perrin   France x x x NM
B Georgina Toth   Cameroon 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

FinalsEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
DSQ[6] Aksana Miankova   Belarus 74.40 x 72.23 x 76.34 51.72 76.34 OR
  Yipsi Moreno   Cuba x 73.95 72.61 x 74.70 75.20 75.20
  Zhang Wenxiu   China 74.00 74.32 73.40 73.50 70.75 73.53 74.32 SB
DSQ Darya Pchelnik   Belarus 69.10 72.46 72.82 71.00 72.83 73.65 73.65
  Manuela Montebrun   France 67.63 70.55 70.01 72.54 71.92 70.63 72.54
4 Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 69.39 x 71.56 70.86 x x 71.56
5 Clarissa Claretti   Italy x 71.33 x x x x 71.33
6 Martina Danišová-Hrasnová   Slovakia 68.28 x 71.00 x 70.19 x 71.00
7 Betty Heidler   Germany x x 70.06 70.06
8 Yelena Priyma   Russia 68.19 69.72 67.33 69.72
9 Stilianí Papadopoúlou   Greece x x 64.97 64.97
Kamila Skolimowska   Poland x x x NM

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. ^ IAAF.org. The XXIX Olympic Games. Hammer Throw women.
  4. ^ "Women's Hammer Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Hammer Throw Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London2012". International Olympic Committee. 25 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-08.