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

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 16 August 2008
Competitors 35 from 22 nations
Winning distance 20.56
Medalists
Gold medal    New Zealand
Silver medal    Belarus
Bronze medal    Belarus
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2008 Summer Olympics
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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 women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
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Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
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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

The women's shot put event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 16 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1] The qualifying standards were 18.35 m (60 ft 2 in) (A standard) and 17.20 m (56 ft 5 in) (B standard).[2]

The event was won by Valerie Vili (née Adams) of New Zealand, with a best throw of 20.56 metres.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 16 August 2008 09:10
21:10
Qualifications
Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 22.63 m Moscow, Soviet Union 7 June 1987
Olympic record  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.41 m Moscow, Soviet Union 24 July 1980

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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 18.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Result Notes
1 A Valerie Vili New Zealand 19.73 19.73 Q
2 B Gong Lijiao China 19.46 19.46 Q, PB
3 A Li Meiju China 19.18 19.18 Q, PB
4 A Natallia Mikhnevich Belarus 19.11 19.11 Q
5 A Christina Schwanitz Germany x 17.97 19.09 19.09 Q
6 B Nadzeya Ostapchuk Belarus 19.08 19.08 Q
7 A Misleydis González Cuba 18.42 18.91 18.91 Q
8 B Anna Omarova Russia 18.26 x 18.74 18.74 Q
9 A Chiara Rosa Italy 18.74 18.74 Q, SB
10 B Li Ling China 18.60 18.60 Q
11 B Nadine Kleinert Germany 18.52 18.52 Q
12 A Jillian Camarena United States 18.15 18.32 18.51 18.51 Q, SB
13 B Michelle Carter United States 18.49 18.49 Q
14 A Mailín Vargas Cuba 18.47 18.47 Q
15 A Olga Ivanova Russia 17.69 18.27 18.46 18.46 Q
16 A Denise Hinrichs Germany 18.36 18.27 x 18.36
17 B Cleopatra Borel-Brown Trinidad and Tobago 17.96 17.32 17.57 17.96
18 A Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya Belarus 17.44 17.77 17.79 17.79
19 B Assunta Legnante Italy 16.93 17.76 x 17.76
20 B Yumileidi Cumbá Cuba x 17.60 x 17.60
21 A Anca Heltne Romania 17.48 x 17.40 17.48
22 A Natalia Duco Chile 17.24 x 17.40 17.40
23 A Kristin Heaston United States x 17.34 17.34 17.34
24 B Vivian Chukwuemeka Nigeria 17.15 17.05 x 17.15
25 B Irina Khudoroshkina Russia 16.46 16.84 16.78 16.84
26 A Irini Terzoglou Greece 16.08 16.14 16.50 16.50
27 B Ana Po'uhila Tonga 16.21 16.42 16.35 16.42
28 B Lin Chia-Ying Chinese Taipei 16.24 x 16.32 16.32
29 B Zhang Guirong Singapore x 16.23 16.08 16.23
30 B Mariam Kevkhishvili Georgia x 15.99 x 15.99
31 B Zara Northover Jamaica 15.73 15.85 15.64 15.85
32 A Iolanta Ulyeva Kazakhstan 15.49 x 15.06 15.49
33 A Lee Mi-Young South Korea 14.76 x 15.10 15.10
A Irache Quintanal Spain x x x NM
B Krystyna Zabawska Poland x x x NM

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 Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Valerie Vili New Zealand 20.56 20.40 20.26 20.01 20.52 - 20.56 AR
2nd Natallia Mikhnevich Belarus 19.16 20.28 19.87 19.82 19.94 20.10 20.28
3rd Nadzeya Ostapchuk Belarus x 18.69 18.36 x 19.86 19.36 19.86
4 Misleydis González Cuba 19.30 x 19.01 19.23 19.50 x 19.50 PB
5 Gong Lijiao China 18.45 18.75 18.90 18.92 19.04 19.20 19.20
6 Anna Omarova Russia 19.08 18.21 x x x 18.76 19.08
7 Nadine Kleinert Germany 18.30 18.68 19.01 18.99 x 18.81 19.01
8 Li Meiju China 18.68 18.99 18.74 x 18.85 19.00 19.00
9 Olga Ivanova Russia 17.96 x 18.44 18.44
10 Mailín Vargas Cuba 18.28 17.88 17.74 18.28
11 Christina Schwanitz Germany x 17.96 18.27 18.27
12 Jillian Camarena United States 18.09 18.24 17.44 18.24
13 Chiara Rosa Italy 18.22 17.98 x 18.22
14 Li Ling China 17.94 x 17.81 17.94
15 Michelle Carter United States 16.97 17.65 17.74 17.74

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-16-2008 - Shot Put W Final". IAAF. 2008-08-15. Archived from the original on 17 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15.