Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put
|Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Ancient Olympia Stadium|
|Competitors||39 from 26 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The Shot Put events at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held on 18 August 2004 at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. It was originally planned to hold the discus throw at this venue, 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 instead to hold the shot put at the site, despite the fact that the shot put was not contested at the Ancient Olympic Games. All distances are given in metres.
From the qualifying rounds the top twelve competitors progressed to the final where the previous rounds distances were ignored and they were given a further three throws. After that the top eight went on to have a further three attempts to decide the gold medallist.
Ukrainian shot putter Yuriy Bilonoh was stripped of his gold medal on 5 December 2012 after drug re-testings of his samples were found positive. After the announcement of the disqualification, there was a new distribution of medals on 5 March 2013. According to a statement from the IOC, sent to the Spanish Olympic Committee, the gold medal went to Adam Nelson of the United States, the silver to Joachim Olsen of Denmark, and the bronze to Manuel Martínez of Spain.
|Group A||Group B|
|18.08.2004 – 10:00h||18.08.2004 – 10:00h|
|18.08.2004 – 17:30h|
|q||qualification by rank|
|DNS||did not start|
|Standing records prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics|
|World Record||Randy Barnes (USA)||23.12 m||May 20, 1990||Los Angeles, United States|
|Olympic Record||Ulf Timmermann (GDR)||22.47 m||September 23, 1988||Seoul, South Korea|
Qualification: Qualifying Performance 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.
|1||Adam Nelson||United States||x||21.15||21.15||Q|
|5||Petr Stehlík||Czech Republic||x||19.74||20.06||20.06||q|
|9||Reese Hoffa||United States||18.88||x||19.40||19.40|
|13||Antonín Žalský||Czech Republic||18.93||19.09||x||19.09|
|98||Marco Antonio Verni||Chile||x||x||x||NM|
|2||John Godina||United States||19.73||20.53||20.53||Q|
|12||Janus Robberts||South Africa||19.41||x||x||19.41|
|15||Khalid Habash Al-Suwaidi||Qatar||x||x||19.04||19.04|
|17||Dragan Perić||Serbia and Montenegro||18.91||18.79||18.74||18.91|
|18||Burger Lambrechts||South Africa||18.67||18.63||x||18.67|
|Adam Nelson (USA)||21.16||x||x||x||x||x||21.16 m|
|Joachim Olsen (DEN)||20.47||20.48||21.07||20.78||x||x||21.07 m|
|Manuel Martinez (ESP)||20.70||20.21||20.48||20.78||20.84||x||20.84 m|
|4||Andrey Mikhnevich (BLR)||19.41||20.51||x||x||20.60||x||20.60 m|
|5||Yuriy Belov (BLR)||20.34||20.33||x||x||x||19.88||20.34 m|
|6||Justin Anlezark (AUS)||20.07||x||20.31||x||x||x||20.31 m|
|7||Ralf Bartels (GER)||20.26||x||x||20.07||x||20.00||20.26 m|
|8||John Godina (USA)||x||x||20.19||20.19 m|
|9||Mikuláš Konopka (SVK)||x||19.92||19.91||19.92 m|
|10||Miran Vodovnik (SLO)||19.34||18.93||x||19.34 m|
|11||Petr Stehlík (CZE)||18.72||x||19.21||19.21 m|
|DSQ||Yuriy Bilonog (UKR)|
- "IOC disqualifies four medallists from Athens 2004 following further analysis of stored samples". IOC. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Olympic drug tests: Four athletes stripped of 2004 Athens medals". BBC Sport. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "El COI concede a Manolo Martínez la medalla de bronce de peso de Atenas". Marca.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- "Manolo Martínez, bronce olímpico". COE. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013.