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

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 19 August 2008 (qualification)
21 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 54 from 40 nations
Winning distance 71.42
Medalists
Gold medal    Czech Republic
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Germany
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The women's javelin throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 60.50 m (A standard) and 56.00 m (B standard).[2]

Mariya Abakumova held the lead from her first throw, with Barbora Špotáková the only other competitor within 3 metres. Abakumova improved to 70.78 on her fourth throw. Then on her final throw, Špotáková put it out to 71.42 to take the gold.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 09:00 Qualifications[3]
Thursday, 21 August 2008 19:20 Finals[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.70 Helsinki, Finland 14 August 2005
Olympic record  Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 71.53 Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

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 Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes[5]
1 A Barbora Špotáková Czech Republic 67.69 67.69 Q
2 B Christina Obergföll Germany 67.52 67.52 Q
3 A Steffi Nerius Germany 59.15 59.74 63.94 63.94 Q
4 A Mariya Abakumova Russia 61.23 63.48 63.48 Q
5 B Goldie Sayers Great Britain 60.79 62.99 62.99 Q
6 B Barbara Madejczyk Poland 62.81 62.81 Q, SB
7 A Mercedes Chilla Spain 56.98 61.81 61.81 Q, SB
8 A Zhang Li China 58.30 61.77 61.77 Q
9 B Katharina Molitor Germany 55.65 53.50 60.92 60.92 q
10 B Felicea Moldovan-Tilea Romania 53.25 55.89 60.81 60.81 q
11 A Osleidys Menéndez Cuba 60.51 x 60.41 60.51 q
12 A Sinta Ozoliņa Latvia 60.13 x 52.62 60.13 q, NR
13 B Justine Robbeson South Africa 56.75 54.26 59.63 59.63
14 A Urszula Piwnicka Poland 51.33 52.99 59.28 59.28
15 A Savva Lika Greece 56.44 58.59 59.11 59.11
16 A Vira Rebryk Ukraine 55.77 57.12 59.05 59.05
17 B Mikaela Ingberg Finland 55.71 58.82 58.36 58.82
18 A Chang Chunfeng China 58.42 x x 58.42
19 B Yanet Cruz Cuba 58.06 57.15 57.03 58.06
20 B Lavern Eve Bahamas 55.22 57.36 55.15 57.36
21 B Jarmila Klimešová Czech Republic 52.18 57.25 x 57.25
22 A Nikolett Szabó Hungary 56.98 57.15 x 57.15
23 A Natallia Shymchuk Belarus 55.56 57.11 x 57.11
24 A Sílvia Cruz Portugal 54.65 57.06 x 57.06
25 B Olha Ivankova Ukraine 55.63 51.98 57.05 57.05
26 B Moonika Aava Estonia x 56.94 x 56.94
27 A Alessandra Resende Brazil 54.05 56.53 54.32 56.53
28 B Buoban Pamang Thailand 53.69 x 56.35 56.35 SB
29 B Lindy Leveau-Agricole Seychelles 56.32 55.90 50.74 56.32 SB
30 B Erma-Gene Evans Saint Lucia 46.79 54.60 56.27 56.27
31 B Maryna Novik Belarus 56.10 x 53.48 56.10
32 A Inga Stasiulionyte Lithuania 55.66 x 55.34 55.66
33 A Sunette Viljoen South Africa 53.14 55.58 53.82 55.58
34 B Olivia McKoy Jamaica 55.51 x 53.85 55.51
35 B Tetyana Lyakhovych Ukraine 55.50 x 53.59 55.50
36 A Anastasiya Svechnikova Uzbekistan 55.31 x 48.71 55.31
37 A Martina Ratej Slovenia 55.30 51.56 53.24 55.30
38 B Kim Kreiner United States 55.13 53.81 53.48 55.13
39 A Zuleima Aramendiz Colombia 51.30 54.71 x 54.71
40 A Monica Stoian Romania x 54.56 x 54.56
41 A Kara Patterson United States 54.00 50.35 54.39 54.39
42 B Song Dan China 53.11 54.32 x 54.32
43 A Nadeeka Lakmali Sri Lanka x 53.44 54.28 54.28
44 A Christina Scherwin Denmark 53.95 x x 53.95 SB
45 B Alexandra Nasta-Tsisiou Cyprus 53.24 x 47.18 53.24
46 A Kim Kyung-Ae South Korea 51.46 48.00 53.13 53.13
47 B Mariya Yakovenko Russia 47.90 51.67 50.49 51.67
48 A María González Venezuela 48.37 50.51 42.32 50.51
49 B Serafina Akeli Samoa 47.83 42.78 49.26 49.26
50 B Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir Iceland x x 48.59 48.59
51 B Leryn Franco Paraguay 45.34 x 43.77 45.34
52 B Rumyana Karapetrova Bulgaria 40.15 - - 40.15
A Zahra Bani Italy x x x NM
B Tatjana Jelaca Serbia 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Barbora Špotáková Czech Republic 69.22 67.04 x 64.92 x 71.42 71.42 AR
2nd Mariya Abakumova Russia 69.32 69.08 x 70.78 x 67.52 70.78 NR
3rd Christina Obergföll Germany 66.13 x 63.34 x x x 66.13
4 Goldie Sayers Great Britain 65.75 59.40 62.92 59.72 65.03 56.83 65.75 NR
5 Steffi Nerius Germany 64.05 62.25 59.97 x x 65.29 65.29
6 Osleidys Menéndez Cuba 63.35 x x x x x 63.35
7 Barbara Madejczyk Poland 58.74 59.16 58.67 x 58.21 62.02 62.02
8 Katharina Molitor Germany 53.19 57.37 59.64 58.81 56.72 57.00 59.64
9 Mercedes Chilla Spain x 57.94 58.13 58.13
10 Zhang Li China 54.69 x 56.14 56.14
11 Sinta Ozolina Latvia 50.67 53.38 52.23 53.38
12 Felicia Tilea-Moldovan Romania 53.04 x 52.80 53.04

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. ^ "Women's Javelin Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's Javelin Throw Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ IAAF. Retrieved 2008-08-18.