2001 World Championships in Athletics – Women's discus throw

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Events at the
2001 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

These are the official results of the Women's Discus Throw event at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. There were a total number of 22 participating athletes, with the final held on Saturday 11 August 2001. The qualification mark was set at 63.00 metres.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Belarus Ellina Zvereva
Belarus (BLR)
Silver Romania Nicoleta Grasu
Romania (ROU)
Bronze Greece Anastasia Kelesidou
Greece (GRE)

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
09.08.2001 – 18:20h 09.08.2001 – 20:15h
Final Round
11.08.2001 – 16:00h

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2001 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 m July 9, 1988 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Event Record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 71.62 m August 31, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
Season Best  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU) 68.31 m June 11, 2001 Greece Athens, Greece

Startlist[edit]

Order Athlete Season Best Personal Best
GROUP A
1 850  Seilala Sua (USA) 65.64 65.90
2 122  Tina McDonald (CAN) 59.76 59.76
3 25  Alison Lever (AUS) 63.25 63.73
4 189  Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 63.20 63.20
5 74  Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 68.94
6 324  Franka Dietzsch (GER) 64.21 69.51
7 615  Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 63.75 63.97
8 840  Suzy Powell-Roos (USA) 64.50 65.30
9 706  Natalya Sadova (RUS) 67.18 70.02
10 366  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 63.50 67.70
11 137  Li Qiumei (CHN) 60.99 67.50
GROUP B
1 624  Teresa Machado (POR) 63.01 65.40
3 642  Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 68.31 68.80
3 372  Stiliani Tsikouna (GRE) 61.09 65.13
4 281  Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA) 63.87 63.87
5 790  Olena Antonova (UKR) 64.20 66.67
6 404  Neelam Jaswant Singh (IND) 59.14 63.02
7 190  Vladimíra Racková (CZE) 65.50 65.50
8 374  Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 63.47 64.82
9 347  Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 63.42 64.63
10 832  Kris Kuehl (USA) 65.27 65.34
11 75  Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 71.58

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 2  Natalya Sadova (RUS) 61.85 64.43 64.43 m
2 4  Franka Dietzsch (GER) 59.75 58.71 63.15 63.15 m
3 5  Seilala Sua (USA) 62.54 56.16 55.23 62.54 m
4 8  Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 62.27 58.43 X 62.27 m
5 9  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 62.12 62.26 61.47 62.26 m
6 10  Li Qiumei (CHN) 61.90 60.24 X 61.90 m SB
7 12  Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 60.67 58.31 56.39 60.67 m
8 17  Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 58.53 58.05 X 58.53 m
9 18  Suzy Powell-Roos (USA) 57.81 57.49 58.19 58.19 m
10 21  Alison Lever (AUS) 54.31 53.54 X 54.31 m
11 22  Tina McDonald (CAN) 46.98 X X 46.98 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 65.78 65.78 m
2 3  Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 59.05 63.37 63.37 m
3 6  Kris Kuehl (USA) 59.82 60.90 62.63 62.63 m
4 7  Vladimíra Racková (CZE) 61.29 62.32 59.33 62.32 m
5 11  Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 60.86 57.32 57.71 60.86 m
6 13  Stiliani Tsikouna (GRE) 58.53 60.32 56.13 60.32 m
7 14  Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 59.98 X 59.58 59.98 m
8 15  Teresa Machado (POR) 59.74 57.62 X 59.74 m
9 16  Olena Antonova (UKR) 58.55 X X 58.55 m
10 19  Neelam Jaswant Singh (IND) 56.33 56.52 55.46 56.52 m
11 20  Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA) 55.25 56.22 X 56.22 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Result Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Ellina Zvereva (BLR) X 67.10 X 64.70 65.37 X 67.10 m
2  Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 55.70 65.34 63.74 X 66.24 65.73 66.24 m
3  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 61.02 65.50 62.70 63.47 62.37 65.14 65.50 m SB
4  Franka Dietzsch (GER) 63.62 X 63.12 X 64.60 65.38 65.38 m SB
5  Seilala Sua (USA) 63.74 X X X X X 63.74 m
6  Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) 60.72 59.46 X 60.60 61.47 X 61.47 m
7  Kris Kuehl (USA) 56.91 61.04 X 59.81 X 59.79 61.04 m
8  Anja Möllenbeck (GER) 60.49 X X 60.49 m
9  Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 57.64 57.12 59.45 59.45 m
10  Li Qiumei (CHN) 57.81 X 57.02 57.81 m
11  Vladimíra Racková (CZE) X 56.43 X 56.43 m
 Natalya Sadova (RUS) 65.24 66.87 66.36 68.57 67.80 67.18 DSQ [1]
  1. ^ She originally won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, but lost it due to a positive drugs test for caffeine.

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