Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's hammer throw

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Women's hammer throw
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 8–10 August
Competitors 37 from 25 nations
Winning distance 78.18 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    Poland
Bronze medal    Germany
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The women's hammer throw competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 8–10 August.[1] Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[2]

Eight entrants achieve the auto qualifier, five on their first attempt. It took 70.48 to make the final. Sophie Hitchon improved her own National record in the process.

In the first round of the final, reigning world champion Tatyana Lysenko was out to continue that success, tossing a new Olympic record 77.56. In the second round Zhang Wenxiu moved into second place. Kathrin Klaas made her best throw in the third round to move into third place, while world record holder Betty Heidler barely earned her final three throws in eighth place. In the fifth round, Heidler finally put one throw together, landing about 77 metres. But after a delay, the electronic measurement system only attributed 72.34 meters as the distance (actually the measurement of the following competitor Zalina Marghieva's throw). Confused officials couldn't find a proper solution, ultimately giving the struggling Heidler another throw. The extra throw was so bad Heidler walked out of the ring, deliberately fouling. Anita Włodarczyk moved into second place only 44 cm behind Lysenko's record. As the last thrower in the round, Lysenko improved the Olympic record to 78.18, solidifying her hold on gold, which turned out to be important as Włodarczyk's final throw of 77.60 beat Lysenko's first round record by 4 cm. After the competition was over, the measurement operators found a measurement of 77.12 in the system memory and credited it to Heidler, giving her third place, knocking Zhang out of what would have been her second consecutive bronze medal.

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 10:00 Qualifications
Friday, 10 August 2012 19:35 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Betty Heidler (GER) 79.42 m Halle, Germany 21 May 2011
Olympic record  Aksana Miankova (BLR) 76.34 m Beijing, China 20 August 2008
2012 World leading  Aksana Miankova (BLR) 78.69 m Minsk, Belarus 8 July 2012

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
10 August Final Tatyana Lysenko Russia 78.18 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

  • 40 Entrants as of 27 July 2012.[3]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 73.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Anita Włodarczyk Poland 75.68 75.68 Q
2 B Zhang Wenxiu China 74.53 74.53 Q
3 A Betty Heidler Germany 72.63 74.44 74.44 Q
4 A Tatyana Lysenko Russia 74.43 74.43 Q
5 B Kathrin Klaas Germany 74.14 74.14 Q
6 A Yipsi Moreno Cuba 73.95 73.95 Q
7 B Mariya Bespalova Russia 72.83 73.56 73.56 Q
8 B Aksana Miankova Belarus 69.04 X 73.10 73.10 Q
9 B Zalina Marghieva Moldova 71.89 72.19 X 72.19 q
10 A Sophie Hitchon Great Britain 67.21 X 71.98 71.98 q, NR
11 B Stéphanie Falzon France 70.96 71.67 69.55 71.67 q
12 B Joanna Fiodorow Poland 70.48 68.48 69.89 70.48 q
13 A Amber Campbell United States X 69.93 67.30 69.93
14 A Jessica Cosby United States 67.36 69.65 68.97 69.65
15 A Kıvılcım Kaya Turkey 69.50 68.45 67.84 69.50
16 B Gulfiya Khanafeyeva Russia 68.20 69.43 69.19 69.43
17 B Éva Orbán Hungary X 68.64 63.08 68.64
18 A Johana Moreno Colombia 68.53 X 68.12 68.53
19 A Hanna Skydan Ukraine 68.50 66.68 57.69 68.50
20 A Martina Hrašnová Slovakia 67.69 68.41 67.75 68.41
21 B Berta Castells Spain 67.74 68.41 65.26 68.41
22 A Bianca Perie Romania X 68.34 X 68.34
23 B Arasay Thondike Cuba 67.93 65.81 X 67.93
24 B Tuğçe Şahutoğlu Turkey 67.58 64.11 66.56 67.58
25 A Ariannis Vichy Cuba X 67.48 64.25 67.48
26 A Sultana Frizell Canada 66.07 67.45 X 67.45
27 A Rosa Rodríguez Venezuela 66.66 X 67.34 67.34
28 B Amanda Bingson United States 65.96 66.32 67.29 67.29
29 B Barbara Špiler Slovenia 65.69 62.83 67.21 67.21
30 A Alena Matoshka Belarus 66.85 67.03 65.22 67.03
31 B Kateřina Šafránková Czech Republic 66.16 X 65.25 66.16
32 A Amy Sène Senegal 65.49 65.43 X 65.49
33 B Iryna Novozhylova Ukraine 65.35 63.98 64.29 65.35
34 B Heather Steacy Canada 62.99 61.79 63.40 63.40
35 B Vânia Silva Portugal 62.81 62.18 X 62.81
36 A Silvia Salis Italy X 10.84 X 10.84
B Jennifer Dahlgren Argentina X X X NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st Tatyana Lysenko Russia 77.56 75.86 74.39 77.12 78.18 77.28 78.18 OR
2nd Anita Włodarczyk Poland 75.01 76.02 75.72 X 77.10 77.60 77.60 SB
3rd Betty Heidler Germany 73.90 71.52 72.77 X 77.13 72.77 77.13
4 Zhang Wenxiu China 72.96 76.34 73.81 68.20 75.56 X 76.34
5 Kathrin Klaas Germany x 72.79 76.05 74.66 72.88 X 76.05 PB
6 Yipsi Moreno Cuba 74.60 X X X 71.97 X 74.60
7 Aksana Miankova Belarus 69.50 X 74.40 72.06 X X 74.40
8 Zalina Marghieva Moldova 73.77 74.06 72.32 72.91 72.34 70.72 74.06
9 Stephanie Falzon France 73.06 69.29 71.10 N/A N/A N/A 73.06 SB
10 Joanna Fiodorow Poland 62.34 72.37 X N/A N/A N/A 72.37
11 Mariya Bespalova Russia 71.13 X 68.15 N/A N/A N/A 71.13
12 Sophie Hitchon Great Britain 69.33 65.75 X N/A N/A N/A 69.33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's hammer throw competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Entry List by Event. IAAF (2012-07-27). Retrieved on 2012-07-29.