1987 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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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
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's Discus Throw event at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total of 27 participating athletes, with the final held on Friday September 4, 1987.


Gold East Germany Jürgen Schult
East Germany (GDR)
Silver United States John Powell
United States (USA)
Bronze Cuba Luis Delis
Cuba (CUB)


Qualification Round
Group A Group B
03.09.1987 – ??:??h 03.09.1987 – ??:??h
Final Round
04.09.1987 – 18:50h


  • All results shown are in metres
Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best


Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m January 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg
Event Record  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 67.72 m August 14, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.74 m September 4, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy


  • Held on Thurdsday 1987-09-03
1.  Luis Delis (CUB) 66.06 m
2.  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 64.90 m
3.  Romas Ubartas (URS) 64.48 m
4.  John Powell (USA) 63.62 m
5.  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 62.68 m
6.  Bradley Cooper (BAH) 61.70 m
7.  Knut Hjeltnes (NOR) 61.64 m
8.  Dariusz Juzyszyn (POL) 61.38 m
9.  Stefan Fernholm (SWE) 61.36 m
10.  Vesteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) 59.32 m
11.  Georgi Georgiev (BUL) 58.80 m
12.  John Brenner (USA) 58.44 m
13.  Patrick Journoud (FRA) 57.84 m
 Konstantinos Georgakopoulos (GRE) NM

1.  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 66.04 m
2.  Vaclavas Kidykas (URS) 64.60 m
3.  Volodymyr Zinchenko (URS) 64.30 m
4.  Géjza Valent (TCH) 63.66 m
5.  Alois Hannecker (FRG) 63.34 m
6.  Marco Martino (ITA) 62.26 m
7.  Svein Inge Valvik (NOR) 59.76 m
8.  Lars Sundin (SWE) 59.44 m
9.  Ray Lazdins (CAN) 59.16 m
10.  Randy Heisler (USA) 59.02 m
11.  Kamen Dimitrov (BUL) 58.90 m
 Göran Svensson (SWE) NM
 Werner Hartmann (FRG) DNS


Med 1.png  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.74 m CR
Med 2.png  John Powell (USA) 66.22 m
Med 3.png  Luis Delis (CUB) 66.02 m
4.  Rolf Danneberg (FRG) 65.96 m
5.  Volodymyr Zinchenko (URS) 65.60 m
6.  Romas Ubartas (URS) 65.50 m
7.  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 65.32 m
8.  Vaclavas Kidykas (URS) 63.64 m
9.  Géjza Valent (TCH) 61.98 m
10.  Bradley Cooper (BAH) 61.94 m
11.  Alois Hannecker (FRG) 60.98 m
12.  Marco Martino (ITA) 60.60 m

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