Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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The Men's Shot Put event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 22 September.

The shot put has been ever present since the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.

The qualifying athletes progressed through to the final where the qualifying distances are scrapped and they start afresh with up to six throws.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Arsi Harju
 Finland
Silver Adam Nelson
 United States
Bronze John Godina
 United States

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
22.09.2000 – 10:00h 22.09.2000 – 10:00h
Final Round
22.09.2000 – 18:45h

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in meters) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 23.12 m Randy Barnes United States Los Angeles, California, United States 20 May 1990
Olympic Record 22.47 m Ulf Timmermann German Democratic Republic Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

Abbreviations[edit]

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

Qualifying[edit]

Held on Friday, 22 September 2000.

The qualifying distance was 20.10 m. 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.

Group A[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 2 John Godina  United States 20.58 Q
2 4 Adam Nelson  United States 20.12 Q
3 5 Timo Aaltonen  Finland 20.04 q
4 7 Andrei Mikhnevich  Belarus 19.97 q
5 8 Oliver-Sven Buder  Germany 19.96 q
6 9 Manuel Martinez  Spain 19.94 q
7 13 Bradley Snyder  Canada 19.77
8 14 Burger Lambrechts  South Africa 19.75
9 16 Dragan Peric  Yugoslavia 19.49
10 20 Roman Virastyuk  Ukraine 19.27
11 21 Chima Ugwu  Nigeria 19.11
12 22 Karel Potgieter  South Africa 19.02
13 23 Mikulas Konopka  Slovakia 18.99
14 24 Stevimir Ercegovac  Croatia 18.98
15 28 Saulius Kleiza  Lithuania 18.59
16 30 Gheorghe Guset  Romania 18.56
17 32 Shakti Singh  India 18.40
18 33 Alexis Paumier  Cuba 18.31
19 35 Vaios Tigkas  Greece 18.13

Group B[edit]

Place Overall Athlete Nation Mark Qual Record
1 1 Arsi Harju  Finland 21.39 Q PB
2 3 Yuriy Bilonog  Ukraine 20.53 Q
3 6 Milan Haborak  Slovakia 20.00 q
4 10 Miroslav Menc  Czech Republic 19.92 q
5 11 Andrew Bloom  United States 19.83 q
6 12 Janus Robberts  South Africa 19.79 q
7 15 Ville Tiisanoja  Finland 19.66
8 17 Joachim Olsen  Denmark 19.41
9 18 Pavel Chumachenko  Russia 19.40
10 19 Paolo Dal Soglio  Italy 19.39
11 25 Szilard Kiss  Hungary 18.95
12 26 Michael Mertens  Germany 18.72
13 27 Bahadur Singh  India 18.70
14 29 Justin Anlezark  Australia 18.59
15 31 Mark Proctor  Great Britain 18.49
16 34 Bilal Saad Mubarak  Qatar 18.30
17 36 Ivan Emilianov  Moldova 17.63
18 37 Sergey Rubtsov  Kazakhstan 15.90

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Group Distance Qualified Note
1  Arsi Harju (FIN) B 21.39 m Q PB
2  John Godina (USA) A 20.58 m Q
3  Yuriy Bilonog (UKR) B 20.53 m Q
4  Adam Nelson (USA) A 20.12 m Q
5  Timo Aaltonen (FIN) A 20.04 m q
6  Milan Haborak (SVK) B 20.00 m q
7  Andrei Mikhnevich (BLR) A 19.97 m q
8  Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) A 19.96 m q
9  Manuel Martinez (ESP) A 19.94 m q
10  Miroslav Menc (CZE) B 19.92 m q
11  Andrew Bloom (USA) B 19.83 m q
12  Janus Robberts (RSA) B 19.79 m q
13  Bradley Snyder (CAN) A 19.77 m
14  Burger Lambrechts (RSA) A 19.75 m
15  Ville Tiisanoja (FIN) B 19.66 m
16  Dragan Peric (YUG) A 19.49 m
17  Joachim Olsen (DEN) B 19.41 m
18  Pavel Chumachenko (RUS) B 19.40 m
19  Paolo Dal Soglio (ITA) B 19.39 m
20  Roman Virastyuk (UKR) A 19.27 m
21  Chima Ugwu (NGR) A 19.11 m
22  Karel Potgieter (RSA) A 19.02 m
23  Mikulas Konopka (SVK) A 18.99 m
24  Stevimir Ercegovac (CRO) A 18.98 m
25  Szilard Kiss (HUN) B 18.95 m
26  Michael Mertens (GER) B 18.72 m
27  Bahadur Singh (IND) B 18.70 m
28  Saulius Kleiza (LTU) A 18.59 m
29  Justin Anlezark (AUS) B 18.59 m
30  Gheorghe Guset (ROM) A 18.56 m
31  Mark Proctor (GBR) B 18.49 m
32  Shakti Singh (IND) A 18.40 m
33  Alexis Paumier (CUB) A 18.31 m
34  Bilal Saad Mubarak (QAT) B 18.30 m
35  Vaios Tigkas (GRE) A 18.13 m
36  Ivan Emilianov (MDA) B 17.63 m
37  Sergey Rubtsov (KAZ) B 15.90 m

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Arsi Harju (FIN) 21.20 21.29 20.77 X 20.37 X 21.29 m
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Adam Nelson (USA) 20.53 21.20 21.21 X 20.97 X 21.21 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  John Godina (USA) X 20.40 20.25 20.71 21.20 X 21.20 m
4  Andrew Bloom (USA) 20.87 X 20.11 X 19.92 20.16 20.87 m
5  Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR) 20.57 20.84 X 20.43 20.22 X 20.84 m
6  Manuel Martinez (ESP) 19.89 19.45 X 19.50 20.55 19.70 20.55 m NR
7  Janus Robberts (RSA) 18.81 19.72 X 18.87 19.06 20.32 20.32 m
8  Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 19.89 20.18 X 19.64 X X 20.18 m
9  Andrey Mikhnevich (BLR) 19.48 X X 19.48 m
10  Miroslav Menc (CZE) 19.02 19.16 19.39 19.39 m
11  Milan Haborák (SVK) X X 19.06 19.06 m
12  Timo Aaltonen (FIN) X 18.64 X 18.64 m

References[edit]