Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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These are the official results of the Men's Discus Throw event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of 40 competitors. The final was held on July 31, 1996.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Lars Riedel
 Germany
Silver Vladimir Dubrovshchik
 Belarus
Bronze Vasiliy Kaptyukh
 Belarus

Abbreviations[edit]

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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 68.82 m October 1, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Season Best  Anthony Washington (USA) 71.14 m May 22, 1996 United States Salinas, United States
Broken records during the 1996 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Lars Riedel (GER) 69.40 m July 31, 1996 United States Atlanta, United States

Non-qualifiers[edit]

RANK NON-QUALIFIERS DISTANCE 1 2 3
13.  Nick Sweeney (IRL) 62.04 m 58.82 62.04 61.06
14.  John Godina (USA) 61.82 m 61.82 59.88 57.46
15.  Bob Weir (GBR) 61.64 m 61.64 60.54 X
16.  Ramón Jiménez Gaona (PAR) 61.36 m 58.18 61.36 X
17.  Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 60.98 m X 60.98 59.32
18.  Li Shaojie (CHN) 60.20 m 58.54 60.06 60.20
19.  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 60.08 m 57.78 59.30 60.08
20.  Marek Bilek (CZE) 59.86 m 59.86 58.42 58.62
21.  Svein Inge Valvik (NOR) 59.60 m 59.34 58.34 59.60
22.  Roberto Moya (CUB) 59.22 m 59.22 57.60 X
23.  Dashdendev Makhashiri (MGL) 59.16 m 59.16 54.18 X
24.  Igor Primc (SLO) 59.12 m 59.12 56.40 57.62
25.  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 59.04 m 58.84 X 59.04
26.  Costel Grasu (ROU) 58.56 m 58.30 X 58.56
27.  Dragan Mustapić (CRO) 57.94 m X 57.94 56.62
28.  Andriy Kokhanovskiy (UKR) 57.90 m 57.90 X X
29.  Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) 56.72 m 56.72 X X
30.  Shakti Singh (IND) 56.58 m 53.72 56.58 54.30
31.  Aleksandr Borichevskiy (RUS) 56.46 m X 56.46 55.18
32.  Vésteinn Hafsteinsson (ISL) 56.30 m 53.94 52.14 56.30
33.  Jason Tunks (CAN) 55.58 m X X 55.58
34.  Mickaël Conjungo (CAF) 55.34 m X X 55.34
35.  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 55.18 m X 55.18 55.06
36.  Glen Smith (GBR) 54.88 m 54.88 X X
37.  Roman Poltoratskiy (UZB) 51.96 m X X 51.96
38.  Jaroslav Žitňanský (SVK) 51.50 m X 50.94 51.50
39.  Chris Sua'mene (SAM) 51.28 m 49.22 51.28 50.24
 David Martínez (ESP) NM X X X

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Lars Riedel (GER) X X 65.40 63.10 69.40 69.24 69.40 m OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR) 64.86 66.60 64.38 59.68 X X 66.60 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 63.24 64.00 65.80 X 63.82 65.08 65.80 m
4  Anthony Washington (USA) 65.42 X X 61.34 X 62.50 65.42 m
5  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 62.28 65.30 64.50 X 64.54 63.74 65.30 m
6  Jürgen Schult (GER) 62.82 64.42 62.62 64.62 64.38 63.78 64.62 m
7  Vitaliy Sidorov (UKR) 63.44 X X 62.76 63.78 62.82 63.78 m
8  Vaclavas Kidykas (LTU) 61.48 57.52 62.78 X 61.68 61.88 62.78 m
9  Alexis Elizalde (CUB) 60.52 60.36 62.70 62.70 m
10  Attila Horváth (HUN) 60.66 62.28 59.72 62.28 m
11  Sergey Lyakhov (RUS) 60.62 59.90 X 60.62 m
12  Adam Setliff (USA) X 56.30 X 56.30 m

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