Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 15 August 2008
Competitors 40 from 34 nations
Winning distance 21.51
Medalists
Gold medal    Poland
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada
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The men's shot put event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 20.30 m (66.6 ft) (A standard) and 19.80 m (64.96 ft) (B standard).[2]

Andrei Mikhnevich was initially awarded the bronze medal but he was later disqualified for doping and the medal was awarded to 4th-place finisher Dylan Armstrong.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 09:00
21:00
Qualifications
Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Westwood, USA 20 May 1990
Olympic record  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Result Notes
1 A Tomasz Majewski Poland 21.04 21.04 Q, PB
2 B Adam Nelson United States 20.56 20.56 Q
3 B Andrei Mikhnevich Belarus 20.38 20.48 20.48 Q
4 A Christian Cantwell United States 20.11 20.48 20.48 Q
5 A Dylan Armstrong Canada 20.43 20.43 Q
6 A Reese Hoffa United States 20.41 20.41 Q
7 B Pavel Lyzhyn Belarus 20.36 x x 20.36 q
8 A Pavel Sofin Russia 20.29 x x 20.29 q
9 B Yuriy Bilonog Ukraine 19.93 20.16 19.57 20.16 q
10 B Rutger Smith Netherlands 20.13 x 19.97 20.13 q
11 A Yury Bialou Belarus x 20.12 19.87 20.12 q
12 B Ivan Yushkov Russia 20.02 19.83 20.00 20.02 q
13 B Peter Sack Germany 19.76 x 20.01 20.01
14 A Andriy Semenov Ukraine 18.95 19.59 20.01 20.01
15 B Dorian Scott Jamaica 19.54 19.94 19.71 19.94
16 B Justin Anlezark Australia 19.91 19.75 x 19.91
17 A Hamza Alic Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.33 19.48 19.87 19.87
18 A Anton Lyuboslavskiy Russia 19.14 x 19.87 19.87
19 B Manuel Martínez Spain 19.62 19.45 19.81 19.81
20 B Miran Vodovnik Slovenia 18.72 x 19.81 19.81
21 A Scott Martin Australia 19.75 x x 19.75
22 A Joachim Olsen Denmark 19.62 19.69 19.74 19.74 SB
23 B Yves Niare France x x 19.73 19.73
24 A Carlos Véliz Cuba 19.58 19.25 19.16 19.58
25 A Māris Urtāns Latvia 18.78 19.57 19.34 19.57
26 B Taavi Peetre Estonia x x 19.57 19.57
27 B Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi Saudi Arabia x 18.67 19.51 19.51
28 B Petr Stehlik Czech Republic x 19.41 x 19.41
29 B Nedzad Mulabegovic Croatia 19.11 19.35 18.88 19.35
30 A Milan Haborák Slovakia x 19.32 x 19.32
31 B Reinaldo Proenza Cuba 19.15 19.06 19.20 19.20
32 A Germán Lauro Argentina 19.07 x 18.96 19.07
33 A Asmir Kolašinac Serbia 18.32 x 19.01 19.01
34 A Lajos Kürthy Hungary 18.38 x 18.74 18.74
35 B Ivan Emilianov Moldova 18.64 18.27 x 18.64
36 A Mihail Stamatoyiannis Greece x 18.45 18.30 18.45
37 B Yasser Farag Egypt 18.37 x 18.42 18.42
38 B Marco Fortes Portugal x x 18.05 18.05
39 A Marco Antonio Verni Chile x 17.96 x 17.96
40 B Chang Ming-Huang Chinese Taipei 16.13 16.98 17.43 17.43
A Robert Häggblom Finland x x x NM
A Georgi Ivanov Bulgaria x x x NM
B Alexis Paumier Cuba x x x NM
B Amin Nikfar Iran x x x NM
A Ralf Bartels Germany DNS

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[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Tomasz Majewski Poland 20.80 20.47 21.21 21.51 x 20.44 21.51 PB
2nd Christian Cantwell United States 20.39 20.98 20.88 20.86 20.69 21.09 21.09
3rd Dylan Armstrong Canada 20.62 21.04 x x 20.47 x 21.04 NR
4 Pavel Lyzhyn Belarus 20.33 20.15 20.98 20.98 20.40 x 20.98 PB
5 Yuriy Bilonog Ukraine 20.63 x 20.53 20.46 20.31 x 20.63 SB
6 Reese Hoffa United States x 19.81 20.53 20.38 x x 20.53
7 Pavel Sofin Russia 20.42 x x x x x 20.42
8 Rutger Smith Netherlands 20.41 x 20.30 20.41
9 Yury Bialou Belarus 20.06 x x 20.06
10 Ivan Yushkov Russia 19.67 19.55 x 19.67
Adam Nelson United States x x x NM
Andrei Mikhnevich Belarus 20.73 21.05 x 20.78 20.57 20.93 21.05 DSQ (doping).

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