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

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The women's discus throw event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15–18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 15 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 38 from 24 nations
Winning distance 64.74
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Stephanie Brown Trafton  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Antonova  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Song Aimin  China

Summary

The qualifying standards were 61.00 m (200.13 ft) (A standard) and 59.00 m (193.57 ft) (B standard).[2]

On the sixth throw of the competition, world leader Stephanie Brown Trafton settled the results, throwing 64.74 m (212 ft 4 in). The next thrower in the ring Yarelis Barrios threw 63.17m which would be good enough for second place. Barrios improved to 63.64m in the second round to assure her hold on second place. The final thrower in the first round, Olena Antonova pulled into third position, which she gradually improved to her best of 62.59 in the fifth round. Through the rest of the competition, Brown Trafton didn't land another throw that would be competitive with the leaders, but she didn't need to. Song Aimin struggled with the worst throw of the opening round and was flirting with elimination until her third round throw which put her into fourth place. Song solidified that position with a fifth round 62.20, which would later become relevant.

Eight years after the event, the IOC reanalyzed doping samples of silver medalist Yarelis Barrios and disqualified her for having the masking agent acetazolamide in her sample. She was stripped of her medal.[3] If the IOC reallocates medals, Antonova stands to advance to the silver medal and Song would get bronze. On May 24, 2017 medals were reallocated.[4]

Schedule

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 19:55 Qualifications
Monday, 18 August 2008 19:00 Finals

Records

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

World record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 9 July 1988
Olympic record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

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

Results

Qualifying round

Qualification: 61.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Stephanie Brown Trafton  United States 57.78 x 62.77 62.77 Q
2 B Nicoleta Grasu  Romania 57.75 62.51 62.51 Q
3 A Iryna Yatchenko  Belarus 62.26 62.26 Q
DSQ[5] A Yarelis Barrios  Cuba 62.23 62.23 Q
5 A Mélina Robert-Michon  France x 55.18 62.21 62.21 Q, SB
6 B Aretha Thurmond  United States 58.70 61.90 61.90 Q
7 A Dani Samuels  Australia x x 61.72 61.72 Q
8 B Song Aimin  China 59.89 61.31 61.67 61.67 Q
9 B Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová  Czech Republic 61.61 61.61 Q
10 B Li Yanfeng  China 60.99 61.29 x 61.29 q
11 A Olena Antonova  Ukraine 61.25 60.61 59.92 61.25 q
12 A Ellina Zvereva  Belarus x 60.28 59.60 60.28 q
13 B Dragana Tomašević  Serbia 55.59 x 60.19 60.19
14 A Natalia Semenova  Ukraine x 60.18 x 60.18
15 B Yania Ferrales  Cuba 59.87 58.73 59.85 59.87
16 B Svetlana Saykina  Russia x x 59.48 59.48
17 A Wioletta Potępa  Poland 59.44 59.20 59.10 59.44
18 A Joanna Wiśniewska  Poland 59.40 58.08 x 59.40
19 A Elisângela Adriano  Brazil x x 58.84 58.84
20 B Elizna Naudé  South Africa 58.75 57.09 58.35 58.75
21 A Kateryna Karsak  Ukraine x 53.14 58.61 58.61
22 A Vera Begić  Croatia 55.87 58.50 x 58.50
23 A Ma Xuejun  China 58.45 x 56.84 58.45
24 B Krishna Poonia  India 57.31 58.23 58.15 58.23
25 B Natalya Sadova  Russia x 58.11 57.76 58.11
26 A Suzy Powell-Roos  United States 58.02 x x 58.02
27 A Philippa Roles  Great Britain x 56.88 57.44 57.44
28 B Beatrice Faumuina  New Zealand 57.15 x 54.49 57.15
29 B Hanna Mazgunova  Belarus x x 56.77 56.77
30 A Harwant Kaur  India 56.38 56.38 56.42 56.42
31 B Anna Söderberg  Sweden x 55.28 53.48 55.28
32 A Oxana Yesipchuk  Russia 54.91 54.34 55.07 55.07
33 B Zinaida Sendriūtė  Lithuania 54.81 53.41 52.42 54.81
34 B Venera Getova  Bulgaria 52.51 54.00 52.40 54.00
35 B Dorothea Kalpakidou  Greece x 53.00 51.61 53.00
36 B Barbara Rocio Comba  Argentina x x 51.36 51.36
37 A Tereapii Tapoki  Cook Islands 46.77 44.11 48.35 48.35
B Żaneta Glanc  Poland x x x NM

WR world record | 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)

DNF = did not finish | 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

Final

Rank Athlete Nationality 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes[6]
1st, gold medalist(s) Stephanie Brown Trafton  United States 64.74 x x 58.39 61.30 x 64.74
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olena Antonova  Ukraine 60.79 62.16 x 60.50 62.59 62.34 62.59 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Song Aimin  China 56.41 59.55 62.17 61.75 62.20 60.51 62.20
4 Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová  Czech Republic x 61.08 x 58.74 61.75 61.66 61.75
5 Ellina Zvereva  Belarus 60.43 60.10 x x 60.34 60.82 60.82
6 Li Yanfeng  China 60.68 x 59.72 x x 60.62 60.68
7 Mélina Robert-Michon  France 60.49 x x x 60.66 60.45 60.66
8 Dani Samuels  Australia 57.14 x 60.15 60.15
9 Aretha Thurmond  United States 56.72 59.80 57.99 59.80
10 Iryna Yatchenko  Belarus x x 59.27 59.27
11 Nicoleta Grasu  Romania 58.63 x x 58.63
DSQ
(2nd)[7]
Yarelis Barrios  Cuba 63.17 63.64 62.22 62.12 x 60.30 63.64

WR world record | 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)

DNF = did not finish | 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

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