Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates August 21 to August 23
Competitors 39 from 26 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Lithuania
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    Estonia
«2000 2008»
Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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
Wheelchair races

The Men's Discus Throw event at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Athens Olympic Stadium. It was originally planned to hold the discus throw at the Ancient Olympia Stadium, but it was discovered that the field was not large enough to accommodate the range of modern discus throwers, and would have posed a danger to spectators. As such, it was decided to move the discus throw and to hold the shot put at the ancient stadium, despite the fact that the shot put was not contested at the Ancient Olympic Games.

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
21.08.2004 – 09:00h 21.08.2004 – 10:45h
Final Round
23.08.2004 – 20:20h

Abbreviations[edit]

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 2004 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record  Lars Riedel (GER) 69.40 m July 31, 1996 United States Atlanta, United States
Broken records during the 2004 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 m August 23, 2004 Greece Athens, Greece

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) X 63.80 67.79 67.79 m
2 2  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 65.70 65.70 m
3 4  Hannes Hopley (RSA) 62.71 62.50 63.89 63.89 m
4 5  Gabor Mate (HUN) 57.40 62.43 63.41 63.41 m
5 6  Torsten Schmidt (GER) 56.86 60.63 63.40 63.40 m
6 10  Libor Malina (CZE) 60.54 X 62.12 62.12 m
7 13  Jarred Rome (USA) 59.35 X 61.55 61.55 m
8 15  Jason Tunks (CAN) 61.21 60.02 60.34 61.21 m
9 17  Frank Casañas (CUB) 60.15 60.60 57.27 60.60 m
10 19  Gerd Kanter (EST) X 60.05 X 60.05 m
11 21  Ian Waltz (USA) 58.97 58.55 57.52 58.97 m
12 24  Emeka Udechuku (GBR) X 58.41 55.79 58.41 m
13 27  Leonid Cherevko (BLR) 57.98 X 57.89 57.89 m
14 31  Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) X 56.06 54.45 56.06 m
15 32  Vadim Hranovschi (MDA) 53.77 52.30 55.64 55.64 m
16 34  Dragan Mustapic (CRO) 54.66 X X 54.66 m
17 35  Jaroslav Žitňanský (SVK) 53.30 X 51.87 53.30 m
 Anil Kumar (IND) X X X NM
 Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1  Róbert Fazekas (HUN) 63.88 68.10 68.10 m
2 3  Lars Riedel (GER) 64.20 64.20 m
3 7  Casey Malone (USA) 59.99 63.27 61.83 63.27 m
4 8  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 63.04 X 62.93 63.04 m
5 9  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 60.91 62.32 X 62.32 m
6 11  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) X 61.91 60.77 61.91 m
7 12  Mario Pestano (ESP) X X 61.69 61.89 m
8 14  Vikas Shive Gowda (IND) 61.35 61.39 59.87 61.39 m
9 16  Rutger Smith (NED) X 61.11 X 61.11 m
10 18  Wu Tao (CHN) 48.96 X 60.60 60.60 m
11 20  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 56.42 59.79 X 59.79 m
12 22  Savvas Panavoglou (GRE) 57.26 58.47 57.62 58.47 m
13 23  Aleksandr Malashevich (BLR) X 57.67 58.45 58.45 m
14 25  Aleksandr Borichevskiy (RUS) 58.12 58.19 57.86 58.19 m
15 26  Ercüment Olgundeniz (TUR) 57.13 58.17 X 58.17 m
16 28  Abbas Samimi (IRI) 57.57 X 56.24 57.57 m
17 29  Lois Maikel Martínez (CUB) 57.18 57.10 X 57.18 m
18 30  Igor Primc (SLO) 55.70 56.33 55.43 56.33 m
19 33  Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly (EGY) X 55.53 55.27 55.53 m
20 36  Shaka Sola (SAM) 50.36 51.10 50.97 51.10 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 X X X 69.49 X 69.89 m OR
2  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) 57.31 66.40 66.03 67.04 58.25 X 67.04 m
3  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 66.66 X 64.28 63.95 64.04 X 66.66 m
4  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 65.10 59.82 62.88 63.44 64.89 63.63 65.10 m
5  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 64.34 X 61.01 62.53 X 60.73 64.34 m
6  Casey Malone (USA) 62.80 60.34 X 64.33 62.73 63.65 64.33 m
7  Lars Riedel (GER) X 62.80 X 62.80 m
8  Hannes Hopley (RSA) 60.18 61.99 62.58 62.58 m
9  Torsten Schmidt (GER) X 61.18 61.10 61.18 m
10  Libor Malina (CZE) 57.39 X 58.78 58.78 m
11  Gábor Máté (HUN) 57.02 X 57.84 57.84 m
 Róbert Fazekas (HUN) 66.39 70.93 69.35 68.92 67.64 70.93 m DSQ [1]


  1. ^ Róbert Fazekas of Hungary had initially finished first but was disqualified after being caught tampering with his drug test results.

References[edit]