Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 16 August 2008 (qualification)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 37 from 29 nations
Winning distance 68.82
Medalists
Gold medal    Estonia
Silver medal    Poland
Bronze medal    Lithuania
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2008 Summer Olympics
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800 m men women
1500 m men women
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Decathlon men

The men's discus throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 64.50 m (211.61 ft) (A standard) and 62.50 m (205.05 ft) (B standard).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 16 August 2008 10:40 Qualifications
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:00 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Olympic record  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 m Athens, Greece 23 August 2004

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 64.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Piotr Małachowski Poland 65.94 65.94 Q
2 A Virgilijus Alekna Lithuania 65.84 65.84 Q
3 B Rutger Smith Netherlands 64.09 65.65 65.65 Q
4 B Frank Casañas Spain x x 64.99 64.99 Q
5 B Gerd Kanter Estonia 59.65 64.66 64.66 Q
6 A Bogdan Pishchalnikov Russia 62.68 63.93 64.60 64.60 Q
7 A Mario Pestano Spain 64.42 61.16 x 64.42 q
8 A Robert Harting Germany 64.19 x x 64.19 q
9 B Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari Qatar 63.83 63.72 61.60 63.83 q
10 A Aleksander Tammert Estonia 57.79 61.57 63.10 63.10 q
11 A Róbert Fazekas Hungary x 61.61 62.64 62.64 q
12 B Frantz Kruger Finland x 58.60 62.48 62.48 q
13 A Gabor Mate Hungary x 55.15 62.44 62.44
14 B Märt Israel Estonia 61.98 59.78 61.63 61.98
15 A Dzmitry Sivakou Belarus 59.64 x 61.75 61.75
16 A Michael Robertson United States 60.97 61.64 x 61.64
17 B Ehsan Haddadi Iran 61.08 x 61.34 61.34
18 B Gerhard Mayer Austria 61.32 x 58.13 61.32
19 A Casey Malone United States 59.48 x 61.26 61.26
20 B Ercüment Olgundeniz Turkey 58.99 60.83 x 60.83
21 B Zoltán Kővágó Hungary 60.79 59.46 60.44 60.79
22 B Vikas Gowda India 59.58 x 60.69 60.69
23 A Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly Egypt 59.71 58.95 60.24 60.24
24 A Oleksiy Semenov Ukraine 57.84 60.18 59.41 60.18
25 B Ian Waltz United States 60.02 x x 60.02
26 A Abbas Samimi Iran 58.01 59.92 58.85 59.92
27 A Jorge Fernández Cuba x 59.60 59.58 59.60
28 A Jan Marcell Czech Republic 59.52 x 56.31 59.52
29 B Martin Marić Croatia 59.25 x 59.09 59.25
30 B Jorge Balliengo Argentina 58.71 58.82 x 58.82
31 A Benn Harradine Australia 58.55 57.50 57.91 58.55
32 B Niklas Arrhenius Sweden 56.64 58.22 56.77 58.22
33 B Hannes Kirchler Italy x x 56.44 56.44
34 A Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi Saudi Arabia 56.29 55.54 56.24 56.29
35 A Vadim Hranovschi Moldova 56.19 x 55.78 56.19
36 B Haidar Nasser Shaheed Iraq 54.19 x x 54.19
37 B Eric Matthias British Virgin Islands 47.87 50.87 53.11 53.11

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[3]
1 Gerd Kanter Estonia 63.44 66.38 62.75 68.82 x 65.98 68.82
2 Piotr Małachowski Poland 66.45 67.82 66.98 63.91 65.78 x 67.82
3 Virgilijus Alekna Lithuania x 65.77 64.42 67.79 x 67.18 67.79
4 Robert Harting Germany 65.58 64.84 67.09 x 66.51 67.09
5 Frank Casañas Spain 59.54 62.16 64.46 64.11 64.97 66.49 66.49
6 Bogdan Pishchalnikov Russia 64.09 64.25 61.13 65.88 x x 65.88 PB
7 Rutger Smith Netherlands 64.61 65.31 64.36 64.25 x 65.39 65.39
8 Róbert Fazekas Hungary 62.25 63.43 62.49 x x 59.34 63.43
9 Mario Pestano Spain 60.46 62.84 63.42 63.42
10 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari Qatar 59.62 x 62.55 62.55
11 Frantz Kruger Finland 61.98 61.80 60.71 61.98
12 Aleksander Tammert Estonia x 61.32 61.38 61.38

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