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

The women's shot put event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1] The qualifying standards were 18.35 m (60 ft 2 in) (A standard) and 17.20 m (56 ft 5 in) (B standard).[2]

Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Date16 August 2008
Competitors35 from 22 nations
Winning distance20.56
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Valerie Vili  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Misleydis González  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gong Lijiao  China
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The event was won by Valerie Vili (née Adams) of New Zealand, with a best throw of 20.56 metres.[3]

In 2016, it was announced that a reanalysis of samples resulted in a doping violation by Natallia Mikhnevich and Nadzeya Ostapchuk. They were disqualified from the competition. Medals of other teams have been reallocated by IAAF.[4]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 16 August 2008 09:10
21:10
Qualifications
Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 22.63 m Moscow, Soviet Union 7 June 1987
Olympic record   Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.41 m Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

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

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 18.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Result Notes
1 A Valerie Vili   New Zealand 19.73 19.73 Q
2 B Gong Lijiao   China 19.46 19.46 Q, PB
3 A Li Meiju   China 19.18 19.18 Q, PB
DSQ[5] A Natallia Mikhnevich   Belarus 19.11 19.11 Q
5 A Christina Schwanitz   Germany x 17.97 19.09 19.09 Q
DSQ[6] B Nadzeya Ostapchuk   Belarus 19.08 19.08 Q
7 A Misleydis González   Cuba 18.42 18.91 18.91 Q
8 B Anna Omarova   Russia 18.26 x 18.74 18.74 Q
9 A Chiara Rosa   Italy 18.74 18.74 Q, SB
10 B Li Ling   China 18.60 18.60 Q
11 B Nadine Kleinert   Germany 18.52 18.52 Q
12 A Jillian Camarena   United States 18.15 18.32 18.51 18.51 Q, SB
13 B Michelle Carter   United States 18.49 18.49 Q
14 A Mailín Vargas   Cuba 18.47 18.47 Q
15 A Olga Ivanova   Russia 17.69 18.27 18.46 18.46 Q
16 A Denise Hinrichs   Germany 18.36 18.27 x 18.36
17 B Cleopatra Borel-Brown   Trinidad and Tobago 17.96 17.32 17.57 17.96
18 A Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya   Belarus 17.44 17.77 17.79 17.79
19 B Assunta Legnante   Italy 16.93 17.76 x 17.76
20 B Yumileidi Cumbá   Cuba x 17.60 x 17.60
21 A Anca Heltne   Romania 17.48 x 17.40 17.48
22 A Natalia Duco   Chile 17.24 x 17.40 17.40
23 A Kristin Heaston   United States x 17.34 17.34 17.34
24 B Vivian Chukwuemeka   Nigeria 17.15 17.05 x 17.15
25 B Irina Khudoroshkina   Russia 16.46 16.84 16.78 16.84
26 A Irini Terzoglou   Greece 16.08 16.14 16.50 16.50
27 B Ana Po'uhila   Tonga 16.21 16.42 16.35 16.42
28 B Lin Chia-Ying   Chinese Taipei 16.24 x 16.32 16.32
29 B Zhang Guirong   Singapore x 16.23 16.08 16.23
30 B Mariam Kevkhishvili   Georgia x 15.99 x 15.99
31 B Zara Northover   Jamaica 15.73 15.85 15.64 15.85
32 A Iolanta Ulyeva   Kazakhstan 15.49 x 15.06 15.49
33 A Lee Mi-Young   South Korea 14.76 x 15.10 15.10
A Irache Quintanal   Spain x x x NM
B Krystyna Zabawska   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 Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Valerie Vili   New Zealand 20.56 20.40 20.26 20.01 20.52 - 20.56 AR
DSQ[5] Natallia Mikhnevich   Belarus 19.16 20.28 19.87 19.82 19.94 20.10 20.28
DSQ[6] Nadzeya Ostapchuk   Belarus x 18.69 18.36 x 19.86 19.36 19.86
  Misleydis González   Cuba 19.30 x 19.01 19.23 19.50 x 19.50 PB
  Gong Lijiao   China 18.45 18.75 18.90 18.92 19.04 19.20 19.20
4 Anna Omarova   Russia 19.08 18.21 x x x 18.76 19.08
5 Nadine Kleinert   Germany 18.30 18.68 19.01 18.99 x 18.81 19.01
6 Li Meiju   China 18.68 18.99 18.74 x 18.85 19.00 19.00
7 Olga Ivanova   Russia 17.96 x 18.44 18.44
8 Mailín Vargas   Cuba 18.28 17.88 17.74 18.28
9 Christina Schwanitz   Germany x 17.96 18.27 18.27
10 Jillian Camarena   United States 18.09 18.24 17.44 18.24
11 Chiara Rosa   Italy 18.22 17.98 x 18.22
12 Li Ling   China 17.94 x 17.81 17.94
13 Michelle Carter   United States 16.97 17.65 17.74 17.74
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. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-16-2008 - Shot Put W Final". IAAF. 2008-08-15. Archived from the original on 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
  4. ^ IAAF.org. The XXIX Olympic Games. Shot Put women.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/sport/322297/ostapchuk-stripped-of-another-olympic-medal