2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's discus throw

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The men's discus throw event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 29 and 30.

Defending champion Robert Harting was a clear winner, with three throws better than silver medalist Gerd Kanter.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Robert Harting
 Germany (GER)
Gerd Kanter
 Estonia (EST)
Ehsan Haddadi
 Iran (IRI)

Records[edit]

World record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Championship record  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 70.14 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
World leading  Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) 69.50 Budapest, Hungary 30 July 2011
African record  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 70.32 Salon-de-Provence, France 26 May 2002
Asian record  Ehsan Haddadi (IRI) 69.32 Tallinn, Estonia 3 June 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Ben Plucknett (USA) 71.32 Eugene, OR, United States 4 June 1983
South American record  Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 66.32 Rosario, Argentina 15 April 2006
European record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Oceanian record  Benn Harradine (AUS) 66.45 Split, Croatia 5 September 2010

Qualification standards[edit]

A standard B standard
65.00 m 63.00 m

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 29, 2011 10:10 Qualification
August 30, 2011 19:55 Final

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 65.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 B Piotr Małachowski  Poland (POL) 64.22 x 65.48 65.48 q
2 A Ehsan Haddadi  Iran (IRI) 65.21 64.74 - 65.21 q
3 B Mario Pestano  Spain (ESP) 65.13 - - 65.13 q
4 B Jorge Fernández  Cuba (CUB) 64.94 - - 64.94 q
5 A Robert Harting  Germany (GER) 64.93 63.75 - 64.93 q
6 A Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania (LTU) 64.21 63.57 x 64.21 q
7 B Märt Israel  Estonia (EST) 63.49 64.19 x 64.19 q
8 A Vikas Gowda  India (IND) 62.37 63.99 61.85 63.99 q
9 A Gerd Kanter  Estonia (EST) 62.77 63.50 x 63.50 q
10 A Benn Harradine  Australia (AUS) x 63.49 51.86 63.49 q
11 A Jason Young  United States (USA) 61.75 x 63.14 63.14 q
12 B Brett Morse  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 60.62 62.38 59.29 62.38 q
13 B Jan Marcell  Czech Republic (CZE) 60.46 62.29 59.26 62.29
14 A Jarred Rome  United States (USA) 58.86 62.22 61.00 62.22
15 B Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary (HUN) 58.14 62.16 x 62.16
16 B Rutger Smith  Netherlands (NED) 60.17 59.64 62.12 62.12
17 A Wu Jian  China (CHN) 59.51 62.07 x 62.07
18 A Jason Morgan  Jamaica (JAM) 58.51 57.56 61.75 61.75
19 B Martin Wierig  Germany (GER) x x 61.68 61.68
20 A Erik Cadée  Netherlands (NED) 61.03 x 61.62 61.62
21 B Gerhard Mayer  Austria (AUT) 61.47 55.33 59.60 61.47
22 B Leif Arrhenius  Sweden (SWE) 61.33 x x 61.33
23 B Mohammad Samimi  Iran (IRI) x x 61.10 61.10
24 B Lance Brooks  United States (USA) 60.55 61.01 61.07 61.07
25 B Ercüment Olgundeniz  Turkey (TUR) 53.34 x 60.86 60.86
26 B Markus Münch  Germany (GER) 58.27 60.80 60.59 60.80
27 B Martin Marić  Croatia (CRO) 59.72 x 60.61 60.61
28 A Niklas Arrhenius  Sweden (SWE) 60.57 x x 60.57
29 B Carl Myerscough  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 60.29 57.65 59.40 60.29
30 A Abdul Buhari  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) x 60.21 58.37 60.21
31 A Roland Varga  Croatia (CRO) x 59.09 x 59.09
A Róbert Fazekas  Hungary (HUN) x x x NM
A Frank Casañas  Spain (ESP) DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Robert Harting  Germany (GER) 68.49 x 68.10 68.97 66.33 x 68.97
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gerd Kanter  Estonia (EST) 62.79 66.95 66.13 66.90 x 65.83 66.95
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ehsan Haddadi  Iran (IRI) 65.29 64.07 x x 65.50 66.08 66.08 SB
4 Märt Israel  Estonia (EST) 61.87 63.60 64.31 63.73 65.20 x 65.20
5 Benn Harradine  Australia (AUS) 64.43 64.02 62.08 x 64.18 64.77 64.77
6 Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania (LTU) 62.75 x 64.09 62.62 x 61.25 64.09
7 Vikas Gowda  India (IND) 60.79 61.51 64.05 62.81 62.16 62.16 64.05
8 Jorge Fernández  Cuba (CUB) 61.05 63.54 63.10 x 60.11 61.77 63.54
9 Piotr Małachowski  Poland (POL) 58.28 x 63.37 63.37
10 Jason Young  United States (USA) 62.54 x 63.20 63.20
11 Mario Pestano  Spain (ESP) 62.97 63.00 62.74 63.00
12 Brett Morse  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 60.84 62.69 57.87 62.69

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