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Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's hammer throw

The women's hammer throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 8–10 August.[1] Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

Women's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date8–10 August
Competitors37 from 25 nations
Winning distance78.18 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anita Włodarczyk  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Betty Heidler  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Zhang Wenxiu  China
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SummaryEdit

Eight entrants achieve the auto qualifier, five on their first attempt. It took 70.48 to make the final. Sophie Hitchon improved her own National record in the process.

In the first round of the final, reigning world champion Tatyana Lysenko was out to continue that success, tossing a new Olympic record 77.56. In the second round Zhang Wenxiu moved into second place. Kathrin Klaas made her best throw in the third round to move into third place, while world record holder Betty Heidler barely earned her final three throws in eighth place. In the fifth round, Heidler finally put one throw together, landing about 77 metres. But after a delay, the electronic measurement system only attributed 72.34 meters as the distance (actually the measurement of the following competitor Zalina Marghieva's throw). Confused officials couldn't find a proper solution, ultimately giving the struggling Heidler another throw. The extra throw was so bad Heidler walked out of the ring, deliberately fouling. Anita Włodarczyk moved into second place only 44 cm behind Lysenko's record. As the last thrower in the round, Lysenko improved the Olympic record to 78.18, solidifying her hold on gold, which turned out to be important as Włodarczyk's final throw of 77.60 beat Lysenko's first round record by 4 cm. After the competition was over, the measurement operators found a measurement of 77.12 in the system memory and credited it to Heidler, giving her third place, knocking Zhang out of what would have been her second consecutive bronze medal.

Disqualification of Tatyana LysenkoEdit

On 11 October 2016, IOC announced the disqualification of the gold medalist, Tatyana Lysenko, due to an anti-doping rule violation. Lysenko was ordered to return the medal and the IAAF was requested to modify the result of the event accordingly.[3] Anita Włodarczyk is next in line to the gold medal, promoting Betty Heidler to second place and Zhang Wenxiu to third. On 30 March 2017, Gulfiya Khanafeyeva and Mariya Bespalova were also disqualified and had their results deleted.[4]

ScheduleEdit

Entry List by Event. IAAF (2012-07-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-29. All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 10:00 Qualifications
Friday, 10 August 2012 19:35 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Betty Heidler (GER) 79.42 m Halle, Germany 21 May 2011
Olympic record   Aksana Miankova (BLR) 76.34 m Beijing, China 20 August 2008
2012 World leading   Aksana Miankova (BLR) 78.69 m Minsk, Belarus 8 July 2012

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Distance Record
10 August Final Tatyana Lysenko   Russia 78.18 m OR
10 August Final Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 77.60 m OR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

  • 40 Entrants as of 27 July 2012.[5]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 73.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 75.68 75.68 Q
2 B Zhang Wenxiu   China 74.53 74.53 Q
3 A Betty Heidler   Germany 72.63 74.44 74.44 Q
DSQ[3] A Tatyana Lysenko   Russia 74.43 74.43 Q
5 B Kathrin Klaas   Germany 74.14 74.14 Q
6 A Yipsi Moreno   Cuba 73.95 73.95 Q
DSQ[4] B Mariya Bespalova   Russia 72.83 73.56 73.56 Q
DSQ[6] B Aksana Miankova   Belarus 69.04 X 73.10 73.10 Q
9 B Zalina Marghieva   Moldova 71.89 72.19 X 72.19 q
10 A Sophie Hitchon   Great Britain 67.21 X 71.98 71.98 q, NR
11 B Stéphanie Falzon   France 70.96 71.67 69.55 71.67 q
12 B Joanna Fiodorow   Poland 70.48 68.48 69.89 70.48 q
13 A Amber Campbell   United States X 69.93 67.30 69.93
14 A Jessica Cosby   United States 67.36 69.65 68.97 69.65
15 A Kıvılcım Kaya   Turkey 69.50 68.45 67.84 69.50
DSQ[4] B Gulfiya Khanafeyeva   Russia 68.20 69.43 69.19 69.43
17 B Éva Orbán   Hungary X 68.64 63.08 68.64
18 A Johana Moreno   Colombia 68.53 X 68.12 68.53
19 A Hanna Skydan   Ukraine 68.50 66.68 57.69 68.50
20 A Martina Hrašnová   Slovakia 67.69 68.41 67.75 68.41
21 B Berta Castells   Spain 67.74 68.41 65.26 68.41
22 A Bianca Perie   Romania X 68.34 X 68.34
23 B Arasay Thondike   Cuba 67.93 65.81 X 67.93
24 B Tuğçe Şahutoğlu   Turkey 67.58 64.11 66.56 67.58
25 A Ariannis Vichy   Cuba X 67.48 64.25 67.48
26 A Sultana Frizell   Canada 66.07 67.45 X 67.45
27 A Rosa Rodríguez   Venezuela 66.66 X 67.34 67.34
28 B Amanda Bingson   United States 65.96 66.32 67.29 67.29
29 B Barbara Špiler   Slovenia 65.69 62.83 67.21 67.21
DSQ A Alena Matoshka   Belarus 66.85 67.03 65.22 67.03
31 B Kateřina Šafránková   Czech Republic 66.16 X 65.25 66.16
32 A Amy Sène   Senegal 65.49 65.43 X 65.49
33 B Iryna Novozhylova   Ukraine 65.35 63.98 64.29 65.35
34 B Heather Steacy   Canada 62.99 61.79 63.40 63.40
35 B Vânia Silva   Portugal 62.81 62.18 X 62.81
36 A Silvia Salis   Italy X 10.84 X 10.84
B Jennifer Dahlgren   Argentina X X X NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
DSQ[3] Tatyana Lysenko   Russia 77.56 75.86 74.39 77.12 78.18 77.28 78.18
  Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 75.01 76.02 75.72 X 77.10 77.60 77.60 SB
  Betty Heidler   Germany 73.90 71.52 72.77 X 77.13 72.77 77.13
  Zhang Wenxiu   China 72.96 76.34 73.81 68.20 75.56 X 76.34
4 Kathrin Klaas   Germany x 72.79 76.05 74.66 72.88 X 76.05 PB
5 Yipsi Moreno   Cuba 74.60 X X X 71.97 X 74.60
DSQ[6] Aksana Miankova   Belarus 69.50 X 74.40 72.06 X X 74.40
DSQ Zalina Marghieva   Moldova 73.77 74.06 72.32 72.91 72.34 70.72 74.06
6 Stephanie Falzon   France 73.06 69.29 71.10 N/A N/A N/A 73.06 SB
7 Joanna Fiodorow   Poland 62.34 72.37 X N/A N/A N/A 72.37
DSQ[4] Mariya Bespalova   Russia 71.13 X 68.15 N/A N/A N/A 71.13
8 Sophie Hitchon   Great Britain 69.33 65.75 X N/A N/A N/A 69.33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's hammer throw competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c IOC sanctions Tatiana Lysenko for failing anti-doping test at London 2012 IOC Media Relations. Retrieved 11 October 2016
  4. ^ a b c d "IOC disqualifies four Russians from London Olympics over doping". Thomson Reuters. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  5. ^ Entry List by Event. IAAF (2012-07-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-29.
  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.