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

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 15 August 2008 (qualification)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 38 from 24 nations
Winning distance 64.74
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Cuba
Bronze medal    Ukraine
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Athletics at the
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
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

The women's discus throw event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15–18 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 61.00 m (200.13 ft) (A standard) and 59.00 m (193.57 ft) (B standard).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 19:55 Qualifications
Monday, 18 August 2008 19:00 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 9 July 1988
Olympic record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 61.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Stephanie Brown Trafton United States 57.78 x 62.77 62.77 Q
2 B Nicoleta Grasu Romania 57.75 62.51 62.51 Q
3 A Iryna Yatchenko Belarus 62.26 62.26 Q
4 A Yarelis Barrios Cuba 62.23 62.23 Q
5 A Mélina Robert-Michon France x 55.18 62.21 62.21 Q, SB
6 B Aretha Thurmond United States 58.70 61.90 61.90 Q
7 A Dani Samuels Australia x x 61.72 61.72 Q
8 B Song Aimin China 59.89 61.31 61.67 61.67 Q
9 B Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová Czech Republic 61.61 61.61 Q
10 B Li Yanfeng China 60.99 61.29 x 61.29 q
11 A Olena Antonova Ukraine 61.25 60.61 59.92 61.25 q
12 A Ellina Zvereva Belarus x 60.28 59.60 60.28 q
13 B Dragana Tomašević Serbia 55.59 x 60.19 60.19
14 A Natalia Semenova Ukraine x 60.18 x 60.18
15 B Yania Ferrales Cuba 59.87 58.73 59.85 59.87
16 B Svetlana Saykina Russia x x 59.48 59.48
17 A Wioletta Potępa Poland 59.44 59.20 59.10 59.44
18 A Joanna Wiśniewska Poland 59.40 58.08 x 59.40
19 A Elisângela Adriano Brazil x x 58.84 58.84
20 B Elizna Naudé South Africa 58.75 57.09 58.35 58.75
21 A Kateryna Karsak Ukraine x 53.14 58.61 58.61
22 A Vera Begić Croatia 55.87 58.50 x 58.50
23 A Ma Xuejun China 58.45 x 56.84 58.45
24 B Krishna Poonia India 57.31 58.23 58.15 58.23
25 B Natalya Sadova Russia x 58.11 57.76 58.11
26 A Suzy Powell-Roos United States 58.02 x x 58.02
27 A Philippa Roles Great Britain x 56.88 57.44 57.44
28 B Beatrice Faumuina New Zealand 57.15 x 54.49 57.15
29 B Hanna Mazgunova Belarus x x 56.77 56.77
30 A Harwant Kaur India 56.38 56.38 56.42 56.42
31 B Anna Söderberg Sweden x 55.28 53.48 55.28
32 A Oxana Yesipchuk Russia 54.91 54.34 55.07 55.07
33 B Zinaida Sendriūtė Lithuania 54.81 53.41 52.42 54.81
34 B Venera Getova Bulgaria 52.51 54.00 52.40 54.00
35 B Dorothea Kalpakidou Greece x 53.00 51.61 53.00
36 B Barbara Rocio Comba Argentina x x 51.36 51.36
37 A Tereapii Tapoki Cook Islands 46.77 44.11 48.35 48.35
B Żaneta Glanc 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 Athlete Nationality 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Result Notes[3]
1 Stephanie Brown Trafton United States 64.74 x x 58.39 61.30 x 64.74
2 Yarelis Barrios Cuba 63.17 63.64 62.22 62.12 x 60.30 63.64
3 Olena Antonova Ukraine 60.79 62.16 x 60.50 62.59 62.34 62.59 SB
4 Song Aimin China 56.41 59.55 62.17 61.75 62.20 60.51 62.20
5 Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová Czech Republic x 61.08 x 58.74 61.75 61.66 61.75
6 Ellina Zvereva Belarus 60.43 60.10 x x 60.34 60.82 60.82
7 Li Yanfeng China 60.68 x 59.72 x x 60.62 60.68
8 Mélina Robert-Michon France 60.49 x x x 60.66 60.45 60.66
9 Dani Samuels Australia 57.14 x 60.15 60.15
10 Aretha Thurmond United States 56.72 59.80 57.99 59.80
11 Iryna Yatchenko Belarus x x 59.27 59.27
12 Nicoleta Grasu Romania 58.63 x x 58.63

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

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