2002 European Athletics Championships – Men's discus throw

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Events at the 2002 European
Athletics Championships

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men
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Marathon men women
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Discus throw men women
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The final of the Men's discus throw event at the 2002 European Championships in Munich, Germany was held on August 11, 2002. There were a total number of 28 participating athletes. The qualifying rounds were staged two days earlier, on August 9, with the mark set in 63.00 metres (3 + 9 athletes).

Medalists[edit]

Gold Hungary Róbert Fazekas
Hungary (HUN)
Silver Lithuania Virgilijus Alekna
Lithuania (LTU)
Bronze Germany Michael Möllenbeck
Germany (GER)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • 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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2002 European Athletics Championships
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Event Record  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 67.20 m September 2, 1978 Czechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
Broken records during the 2002 European Athletics Championships
Event Record  Róbert Fazekas (HUN) 68.83 m August 11, 2002 Germany Munich, Germany

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 1  Mario Pestano (ESP) 65.27 65.27 m
2 3  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 64.54 64.54 m
3 5  Gerd Kanter (EST) 63.66 63.66 m
4 10  Leonid Cherevko (BLR) X 62.99 61.25 62.99 m
5 12  Ioan Oprea (ROM) 57.22 62.70 62.70 m
6 13  Roland Varga (HUN) 62.14 60.68 X 62.14 m
7 15  Igor Primc (SLO) 59.79 59.90 60.78 60.78 m
8 16  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 60.04 59.69 X 60.04 m
9 17  Torsten Schmidt (GER) 58.47 59.78 X 59.78 m
10 18  Einar Kristian Tveitå (NOR) 53.55 59.69 X 59.69 m
11 20  Mika Loikkanen (FIN) 55.78 55.95 59.19 59.19 m
12 22  Jean-Claude Retel (FRA) 58.29 58.20 X 58.29 m
13 26  Kristian Petterson (SWE) X 55.85 X 55.85 m
14 28  Savvas Panavoglou (GRE) 54.24 53.08 X 54.24 m

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance
1 2 3
1 2  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 59.96 65.10 65.10 m
2 4  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 63.92 63.92 m
3 6  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) 61.37 X 63.52 63.52 m
4 7  Róbert Fazekas (HUN) 59.95 63.41 63.41 m
5 8  Timo Tompuri (FIN) 63.18 63.18 m
6 9  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) 62.06 63.14 63.14 m
7 11  Jo Van Daele (BEL) X 60.26 62.71 62.71 m
8 14  Libor Malina (CZE) 59.59 60.96 X 60.96 m
9 19  David Martínez (ESP) 59.27 X X 59.27 m
10 21  Robert Weir (GBR) 58.37 X X 58.37 m
11 23  Cristiano Andrei (ITA) X 57.25 57.86 57.86 m
12 24  Timo Sinervo (FIN) 57.30 57.13 X 57.30 m
13 25  Jaroslav Žitňanský (SVK) 54.78 54.19 56.19 56.19 m
14 27  Olgierd Stański (POL) 55.64 X 52.09 55.64 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Róbert Fazekas (HUN) 66.34 66.80 X 65.11 68.83 63.88 68.83 m CR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 66.62 61.52 63.11 61.26 63.75 X 66.62 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 66.37 X 64.04 63.81 X 65.66 66.37 m
4  Mario Pestano (ESP) 64.69 X X 61.13 X 63.68 64.69 m
5  Aleksander Tammert (EST) X 61.45 64.55 60.28 62.10 X 64.55 m
6  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) X 63.80 63.97 X X 61.86 63.97 m
7  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) 61.66 59.65 61.92 X X 63.63 63.63 m
8  Leonid Cherevko (BLR) 61.72 61.48 X X X 59.96 61.72 m
9  Timo Tompuri (FIN) 60.72 X 61.17 61.17 m
10  Jo Van Daele (BEL) 61.07 X 60.64 61.07 m
11  Ioan Oprea (ROM) X 60.62 60.53 60.62 m
12  Gerd Kanter (EST) 55.14 X X 55.14 m

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