2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw

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Events at the
2011 World Championships
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The men's discus throw event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 29 and 30.

Defending champion Robert Harting was a clear winner, with three throws better than silver medalist Gerd Kanter.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Robert Harting
 Germany
Gerd Kanter
 Estonia
Ehsan Haddadi
 Iran

Records[edit]

World record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Championship record  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 70.14 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
World leading  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) 69.50 Budapest, Hungary 30 July 2011
African record  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 70.32 Salon-de-Provence, France 26 May 2002
Asian record  Ehsan Haddadi (IRI) 69.32 Tallinn, Estonia 3 June 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Ben Plucknett (USA) 71.32 Eugene, OR, United States 4 June 1983
South American record  Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 66.32 Rosario, Argentina 15 April 2006
European record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Oceanian record  Benn Harradine (AUS) 66.45 Split, Croatia 5 September 2010

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
65.00 m 63.00 m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 29, 2011 10:10 Qualification
August 30, 2011 19:55 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 65.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Piotr Małachowski  Poland 64.22 x 65.48 65.48 q
2 A Ehsan Haddadi  Iran 65.21 64.74 - 65.21 q
3 B Mario Pestano  Spain 65.13 - - 65.13 q
4 B Jorge Fernández  Cuba 64.94 - - 64.94 q
5 A Robert Harting  Germany 64.93 63.75 - 64.93 q
6 A Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 64.21 63.57 x 64.21 q
7 B Märt Israel  Estonia 63.49 64.19 x 64.19 q
8 A Vikas Gowda  India 62.37 63.99 61.85 63.99 q
9 A Gerd Kanter  Estonia 62.77 63.50 x 63.50 q
10 A Benn Harradine  Australia x 63.49 51.86 63.49 q
11 A Jason Young  United States 61.75 x 63.14 63.14 q
12 B Brett Morse  Great Britain 60.62 62.38 59.29 62.38 q
13 B Jan Marcell  Czech Republic 60.46 62.29 59.26 62.29
14 A Jarred Rome  United States 58.86 62.22 61.00 62.22
15 B Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary 58.14 62.16 x 62.16
16 B Rutger Smith  Netherlands 60.17 59.64 62.12 62.12
17 A Wu Jian  China 59.51 62.07 x 62.07
18 A Jason Morgan  Jamaica 58.51 57.56 61.75 61.75
19 B Martin Wierig  Germany x x 61.68 61.68
20 A Erik Cadée  Netherlands 61.03 x 61.62 61.62
21 B Gerhard Mayer  Austria 61.47 55.33 59.60 61.47
22 B Leif Arrhenius  Sweden 61.33 x x 61.33
23 B Mohammad Samimi  Iran x x 61.10 61.10
24 B Lance Brooks  United States 60.55 61.01 61.07 61.07
25 B Ercüment Olgundeniz  Turkey 53.34 x 60.86 60.86
26 B Markus Münch  Germany 58.27 60.80 60.59 60.80
27 B Martin Marić  Croatia 59.72 x 60.61 60.61
28 A Niklas Arrhenius  Sweden 60.57 x x 60.57
29 B Carl Myerscough  Great Britain 60.29 57.65 59.40 60.29
30 A Abdul Buhari  Great Britain x 60.21 58.37 60.21
31 A Roland Varga  Croatia x 59.09 x 59.09
99 A Róbert Fazekas  Hungary x x x NM
99 A Frank Casañas  Spain DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Robert Harting  Germany 68.49 x 68.10 68.97 66.33 x 68.97
2 Gerd Kanter  Estonia 62.79 66.95 66.13 66.90 x 65.83 66.95
3 Ehsan Haddadi  Iran 65.29 64.07 x x 65.50 66.08 66.08 SB
4 Märt Israel  Estonia 61.87 63.60 64.31 63.73 65.20 x 65.20
5 Benn Harradine  Australia 64.43 64.02 62.08 x 64.18 64.77 64.77
6 Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 62.75 x 64.09 62.62 x 61.25 64.09
7 Vikas Gowda  India 60.79 61.51 64.05 62.81 62.16 62.16 64.05
8 Jorge Fernández  Cuba 61.05 63.54 63.10 x 60.11 61.77 63.54
9 Piotr Małachowski  Poland 58.28 x 63.37 63.37
10 Jason Young (discus thrower)  United States 62.54 x 63.20 63.20
11 Mario Pestano  Spain 62.97 63.00 62.74 63.00
12 Brett Morse  Great Britain 60.84 62.69 57.87 62.69

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