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

The women's javelin throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[2]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date19 August 2008 (qualification)
21 August 2008 (final)
Competitors54 from 40 nations
Winning distance71.42
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christina Obergföll[1]  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Goldie Sayers  Great Britain
← 2004
2012 →

The qualifying standards were 60.50 m (A standard) and 56.00 m (B standard).[3]

Mariya Abakumova held the lead from her first throw, with Barbora Špotáková the only other competitor within 3 metres. Abakumova improved to 70.78 on her fourth throw. Christina Obergföll took third place, and Goldie Sayers took fourth (with a British national record); both of these positions were gained from their first round throws with no improvement thereafter. Then Špotáková threw 71.42 on her final throw to win the gold medal, with Abakumova taking silver.

Eight years after the competition, the IOC retested samples from the event in connection with the Russian doping scandal. Mariya Abakumova tested positive for chlorodehydromethyltestosterone (turinabol), so she was disqualified and stripped of her silver medal,[4] which was reallocated to Christina Obergföll. On 26 July 2018, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed the award of the bronze medal to Goldie Sayers.[5]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 09:00 Qualifications[6]
Thursday, 21 August 2008 19:20 Finals[7]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 Helsinki, Finland 14 August 2005
Olympic record   Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.53 Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

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 Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes[8]
1 A Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic 67.69 67.69 Q
2 B Christina Obergföll   Germany 67.52 67.52 Q
3 A Steffi Nerius   Germany 59.15 59.74 63.94 63.94 Q
DSQ A Mariya Abakumova   Russia 61.23 63.48 63.48 Q
5 B Goldie Sayers   Great Britain 60.79 62.99 62.99 Q
6 B Barbara Madejczyk   Poland 62.81 62.81 Q, SB
7 A Mercedes Chilla   Spain 56.98 61.81 61.81 Q, SB
8 A Zhang Li   China 58.30 61.77 61.77 Q
9 B Katharina Molitor   Germany 55.65 53.50 60.92 60.92 q
10 B Felicea Moldovan-Tilea   Romania 53.25 55.89 60.81 60.81 q
11 A Osleidys Menéndez   Cuba 60.51 x 60.41 60.51 q
12 A Sinta Ozoliņa   Latvia 60.13 x 52.62 60.13 q, NR
13 B Justine Robbeson   South Africa 56.75 54.26 59.63 59.63
14 A Urszula Piwnicka   Poland 51.33 52.99 59.28 59.28
15 A Savva Lika   Greece 56.44 58.59 59.11 59.11
16 A Vira Rebryk   Ukraine 55.77 57.12 59.05 59.05
17 B Mikaela Ingberg   Finland 55.71 58.82 58.36 58.82
18 A Chang Chunfeng   China 58.42 x x 58.42
19 B Yanet Cruz   Cuba 58.06 57.15 57.03 58.06
20 B Lavern Eve   Bahamas 55.22 57.36 55.15 57.36
21 B Jarmila Klimešová   Czech Republic 52.18 57.25 x 57.25
22 A Nikolett Szabó   Hungary 56.98 57.15 x 57.15
23 A Natallia Shymchuk   Belarus 55.56 57.11 x 57.11
24 A Sílvia Cruz   Portugal 54.65 57.06 x 57.06
25 B Olha Ivankova   Ukraine 55.63 51.98 57.05 57.05
26 B Moonika Aava   Estonia x 56.94 x 56.94
27 A Alessandra Resende   Brazil 54.05 56.53 54.32 56.53
28 B Buoban Pamang   Thailand 53.69 x 56.35 56.35 SB
29 B Lindy Leveau-Agricole   Seychelles 56.32 55.90 50.74 56.32 SB
30 B Erma-Gene Evans   Saint Lucia 46.79 54.60 56.27 56.27
31 B Maryna Novik   Belarus 56.10 x 53.48 56.10
32 A Inga Stasiulionyte   Lithuania 55.66 x 55.34 55.66
33 A Sunette Viljoen   South Africa 53.14 55.58 53.82 55.58
34 B Olivia McKoy   Jamaica 55.51 x 53.85 55.51
35 B Tetyana Lyakhovych   Ukraine 55.50 x 53.59 55.50
36 A Anastasiya Svechnikova   Uzbekistan 55.31 x 48.71 55.31
37 A Martina Ratej   Slovenia 55.30 51.56 53.24 55.30
38 B Kim Kreiner   United States 55.13 53.81 53.48 55.13
39 A Zuleima Aramendiz   Colombia 51.30 54.71 x 54.71
40 A Monica Stoian   Romania x 54.56 x 54.56
41 A Kara Patterson   United States 54.00 50.35 54.39 54.39
42 B Song Dan   China 53.11 54.32 x 54.32
43 A Nadeeka Lakmali   Sri Lanka x 53.44 54.28 54.28
44 A Christina Scherwin   Denmark 53.95 x x 53.95 SB
45 B Alexandra Nasta-Tsisiou   Cyprus 53.24 x 47.18 53.24
46 A Gim Gyeong-ae   South Korea 51.46 48.00 53.13 53.13
47 B Mariya Yakovenko   Russia 47.90 51.67 50.49 51.67
48 A María González   Venezuela 48.37 50.51 42.32 50.51
49 B Serafina Akeli   Samoa 47.83 42.78 49.26 49.26
50 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir   Iceland x x 48.59 48.59
51 B Leryn Franco   Paraguay 45.34 x 43.77 45.34
52 B Rumyana Karapetrova   Bulgaria 40.15 - - 40.15
A Zahra Bani   Italy x x x NM
B Tatjana Jelaca   Serbia 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Barbora Špotáková   Czech Republic 69.22 67.04 x 64.92 x 71.42 71.42 AR
  Christina Obergföll   Germany 66.13 x 63.34 x x x 66.13
  Goldie Sayers   Great Britain 65.75 59.40 62.92 59.72 65.03 56.83 65.75 NR
5 Steffi Nerius   Germany 64.05 62.25 59.97 x x 65.29 65.29
6 Osleidys Menéndez   Cuba 63.35 x x x x x 63.35
7 Barbara Madejczyk   Poland 58.74 59.16 58.67 x 58.21 62.02 62.02
8 Katharina Molitor   Germany 53.19 57.37 59.64 58.81 56.72 57.00 59.64
9 Mercedes Chilla   Spain x 57.94 58.13 58.13
10 Zhang Li   China 54.69 x 56.14 56.14
11 Sinta Ozoliņa   Latvia 50.67 53.38 52.23 53.38
12 Felicia Tilea-Moldovan   Romania 53.04 x 52.80 53.04
DSQ Mariya Abakumova   Russia 69.32 69.08 x 70.78 x 67.52 DSQ[4]

ReferencesEdit

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