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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

The women's discus throw competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was held at the Olympic Stadium on 16–17 August.[1] Each athlete received three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieved the qualifying distance progressed to the final. Each finalist was allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date15–16 August 2016
Competitors34 from 23 nations
Winning distance69.21 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sandra Perković  Croatia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mélina Robert-Michon  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Denia Caballero  Cuba
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SummaryEdit

Mélina Robert-Michon took the lead with a 65.52 m on the first throw of the final competition. On the second throw, Nadine Müller threw 63.13 m. On the third throw, Su Xinyue threw 63.88 m to move into silver position. Those three throws held up until Dani Samuels displaced Müller near the end of the round. Müller couldn't land another legal throw. Nobody could improve their position through the second round. In the third round, world champion Denia Caballero moved into silver position with her best 65.34 m. Two throws later, Sandra Perković lander her only legal throw of the competition 69.21 m (227 ft 0 in) to leapfrog from the brink of elimination to gold. The medal positions were set, but on her fifth round throw Robert-Michon, improved her mark to 66.73 m, a new French record.[2]

The following evening the medals were presented by Claudia Bokel, IOC member, Germany and Geoffrey Gardner, Council Member of the IAAF.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasília Time (UTC−3).

Date Time Round
Monday, 15 August 2016 20:30 Qualifications
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:20 Finals

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 9 July 1988
Olympic record   Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988
2016 World leading   Sandra Perković (CRO) 70.88 m Shanghai, China 14 May 2016

The following national record was established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
France   Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA) Final 66.73 m

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 62.00 m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Yaime Pérez   Cuba 65.38 65.38 Q
2 B Su Xinyue   China 65.14 65.14 Q
3 A Sandra Perković   Croatia x x 64.81 64.81 Q
4 A Dani Samuels   Australia x 59.42 64.46 64.46 Q
5 B Nadine Müller   Germany 63.67 63.67 Q
6 A Denia Caballero   Cuba x x 62.94 62.94 Q
7 B Mélina Robert-Michon   France 62.59 62.59 Q
8 A Feng Bin   China 55.97 62.01 62.01 Q
9 B Julia Fisher   Germany 61.83 x 60.69 61.83 q
10 A Chen Yang   China x x 61.44 61.44 q
11 A Zinaida Sendriute   Lithuania x x 60.79 60.79 q, SB
12 A Shanice Craft   Germany 60.23 x x 60.23 q
13 A Pauline Pousse   France x x 58.98 58.98
14 A Chinwe Okoro   Nigeria 57.34 58.85 58.53 58.85
15 B Natalia Semenova   Ukraine x 58.41 x 58.41
16 B Tarasue Barnett   Jamaica x 54.36 58.09 58.09
17 A Żaneta Glanc   Poland 55.27 56.09 57.88 57.88
18 B Karen Gallardo   Chile 57.81 55.98 55.20 57.81
19 A Dragana Tomašević   Serbia 55.87 57.67 x 57.67
20 B Seema Antil   India 57.58 x 56.78 57.58
21 B Andressa de Morais   Brazil 57.38 x x 57.38
22 A Shadae Lawrence   Jamaica 57.09 x x 57.09
23 B Sabina Asenjo   Spain 56.94 56.22 x 56.94
24 B Subenrat Insaeng   Thailand 56.64 x 54.74 56.64
25 B Kelsey Card   United States x 51.16 56.41 56.41
26 A Hrisoula Anagnostopoulou   Greece x 54.84 53.19 54.84
27 B Rocío Comba   Argentina x 54.44 x 54.44
28 B Jade Lally   Great Britain 51.60 53.99 54.06 54.06
29 B Shelbi Vaughan   United States x 53.33 46.71 53.33
30 A Natalia Stratulat   Moldova x 53.27 48.80 53.27
31 A Fernanda Martins   Brazil 50.19 51.85 x 51.85
32 A Mariya Telushkina   Kazakhstan x 43.70 45.33 45.33
A Whitney Ashley   United States x x x NM
B Kellion Knibb   Jamaica x x x NM

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
  Sandra Perković   Croatia x x 69.21 x x x 69.21
  Mélina Robert-Michon   France 65.52 64.83 65.08 x 66.73 x 66.73 NR
  Denia Caballero   Cuba 61.80 x 65.34 63.82 x 64.64 65.34
4 Dani Samuels   Australia 63.57 x 61.21 61.95 62.87 64.90 64.90
5 Su Xinyue   China 63.88 61.02 64.37 62.20 63.87 x 64.37
6 Nadine Müller   Germany 63.13 x x x x x 63.13
7 Chen Yang   China 63.11 x 60.47 59.19 x x 63.11
8 Feng Bin   China 62.26 60.27 63.06 61.14 x 61.85 63.06
9 Julia Fischer   Germany 60.69 x 62.67 Did not advance 62.67
10 Zinaida Sendriute   Lithuania 58.25 59.95 61.89 Did not advance 61.89 SB
11 Shanice Craft   Germany x 58.39 59.85 Did not advance 59.85
Yaime Pérez   Cuba x x x Did not advance NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Women's Discus Throw - Standings Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine rio2016.com Retrieved on 2016-08-17
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Sandra Perkovic wins women's discus gold". BBC Sport. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.