Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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The Men's Discus Throw event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, 24 September and Monday, 25 September.

The qualifying athletes progressed through to the final where the qualifying distances are scrapped and they start afresh with up to six throws. The qualifying distance was 64.00 metres. For all qualifiers who did not achieve the standard, the remaining spaces in the final were filled by the longest throws until a total of 12 qualifiers.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Virgilijus Alekna
 Lithuania
Silver Lars Riedel
 Germany
Bronze Frantz Kruger
 South Africa

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
24.09.2000 – 10:00h 24.09.2000 – 12:10h
Final Round
25.09.2000 – 19:00h

Abbreviations[edit]

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 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m 6 June 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Olympic Record  Lars Riedel (GER) 69.40 m 31 July 1996 United States Atlanta, United States

Qualification[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1 Lars Riedel  Germany 68.15 68.15 m
2 2 Frantz Kruger  South Africa 67.54 67.54 m
3 4 Vasiliy Kaptyukh  Belarus 65.90 65.90 m SB
4 5 Dmitriy Shevchenko  Russia 62.82 63.09 65.29 65.29 m
5 7 Vladimir Dubrovshchik  Belarus 64.03 64.03 m
6 8 Jürgen Schult  Germany 63.76 60.97 X 63.76 m
7 9 Aleksander Tammert  Estonia 63.52 61.84 60.90 63.52 m
8 13 Li Shaojie  China 62.29 X 59.71 62.29 m SB
9 21 Magnus Hallgrimsson  Iceland 60.95 58.79 60.03 60.95 m
10 24 Frank Casañas  Cuba 60.84 X 60.79 60.84 m
11 25 Libor Malina  Czech Republic 59.38 X 60.83 60.83 m
12 27 Romas Ubartas  Lithuania 60.43 60.50 X 60.50 m
13 28 Robert Weir  Great Britain 57.57 X 60.01 60.01 m
14 29 Olgierd Stański  Poland 59.31 58.06 X 59.31 m
15 31 Ian Winchester  New Zealand 58.61 58.64 X 58.64 m
16 33 Leonid Cherevko  Belarus 57.63 X 58.32 58.32 m
17 34 Dragan Mustapić  Croatia 53.76 58.10 X 58.10 m
18 35 Mickaël Conjungo  Central African Republic X 57.85 55.60 57.85 m
19 37 Marcelo Pugliese  Argentina X 53.49 56.30 56.30 m
20 40 John Menton  Ireland X 54.21 50.95 54.21 m
21 41 Roman Poltoratskiy  Uzbekistan 45.40 X 47.83 47.83 m
Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary X X X NM
Khary Mamedov  Turkmenistan X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3 Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 67.10 67.10 m
2 6 Jason Tunks  Canada 64.40 64.40 m
3 10 Adam Setliff  United States X 63.25 63.25 m
4 11 Anthony Washington  United States 62.82 X X 62.82 m
5 12 Michael Möllenbeck  Germany 62.30 62.72 61.92 62.72 m
6 14 Diego Fortuna  Italy 60.12 X 62.24 62.24 m
7 15 Aleksandr Borichevskiy  Russia 59.78 61.98 61.89 61.98 m
8 16 Róbert Fazekas  Hungary X X 61.76 61.76 m
9 17 John Godina  United States 57.67 61.60 X 61.60 m
10 18 Frits Potgieter  South Africa 61.56 60.27 60.83 61.56 m
11 19 David Martínez  Spain 61.50 X 59.97 61.50 m
12 20 Alexis Elizalde  Cuba 57.75 61.13 59.96 61.13 m
13 22 Jo Van Daele  Belgium 60.89 60.93 X 60.93 m
14 23 Gábor Máté  Hungary 59.43 60.69 60.86 60.86 m
15 25 Vitaliy Sidorov  Russia 58.32 59.43 60.65 60.65 m
16 30 Vaclavas Kidykas  Lithuania 57.86 58.96 58.09 58.96 m
17 32 Kyrylo Chuprynin  Ukraine X 58.38 57.32 58.38 m
18 36 Nick Sweeney  Ireland 56.73 56.24 57.37 57.37 m
19 38 Glen Smith  Great Britain 56.22 55.31 54.36 56.22 m
21 39 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari  Qatar X 54.47 53.42 54.47 m
Jason Gervais  Canada X X X NM
Costel Grasu  Romania X X X NM
Chima Ugwu  Nigeria DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 58.55 67.54 68.73 66.64 69.30 64.78 69.30 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Lars Riedel (GER) 65.18 X 68.50 68.08 67.33 63.87 68.50 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 67.89 X 68.19 68.06 X 62.72 68.19 m AR
4  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 58.93 64.50 67.59 64.42 65.07 66.70 67.59 m PB
5  Adam Setliff (USA) 60.50 66.02 64.72 65.10 63.10 61.99 66.02 m
6  Jason Tunks (CAN) 59.59 64.58 65.35 X 65.80 64.38 65.80 m
7  Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR) 63.95 65.13 X 64.32 X 60.15 65.13 m
8  Jürgen Schult (GER) X 60.83 63.34 64.41 62.63 61.96 64.41 m
9  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 55.84 59.26 63.25 63.25 m
10  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 61.19 60.13 63.14 63.14 m
11  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) X X 62.65 62.65 m
12  Anthony Washington (USA) X X 59.87 59.87 m

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