Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's hammer throw

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The Women's Hammer Throw event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program was held at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, 27 September and Friday, 29 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 65.50 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 Kamila Skolimowska
 Poland
Silver Olga Kuzenkova
 Russia
Bronze Kirsten Münchow
 Germany

Schedule[edit]

Qualification Round
Group A Group B
27.09.2000 – 09:00h 27.09.2000 – 11:00h
Final Round
29.09.2000 – 19:00h

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

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 76.06 m 29 August 1999 Switzerland Rüdlingen, Switzerland
Olympic Record New Event
Seasons Best  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 75.68 m 4 June 2000 Russia Tula, Russia
Broken records during the 2000 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 70.60 m 27 September 2000 Australia Sydney, Australia
Olympic Record  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) 71.16 m 29 September 2000 Australia Sydney, Australia

Qualifying[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 Olga Kuzenkova  Russia 70.60 70.60 m OR
2 Kamila Skolimowska  Poland 66.30 66.30 m
3 Yipsi Moreno  Cuba 65.74 65.74 m
4 Dawn Ellerbe  United States 64.91 63.27 57.99 64.91 m
5 Svetlana Sudak  Belarus X X 63.83 63.83 m
6 Lorraine Shaw  Great Britain 63.21 62.60 57.09 63.21 m
7 Amy Palmer  United States 61.96 62.49 62.78 62.78 m
8 Iryna Sekachova  Ukraine 61.44 60.62 X 61.44 m
9 Tasha Williams  New Zealand 50.96 54.14 61.18 61.18 m
10 Alla Davydova  Russia 60.86 X X 60.86 m
11 Karyne Perkins  Australia 55.18 59.49 55.22 59.49 m
12 Mia Strömmer  Finland 57.33 X 59.43 59.43 m
13 Michelle Fournier  Canada X 55.72 59.15 59.15 m
14 Caroline Fournier  Mauritius X 53.60 56.18 56.18 m
Ester Balassini  Italy X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 Kirsten Münchow  Germany 59.09 67.64 67.64 m
2 Ivana Brkljačić  Croatia 65.01 62.59 X 65.01 m
3 Deborah Sosimenko  Australia 64.01 61.18 59.53 64.01 m
4 Sini Pöyry  Finland 63.80 60.12 61.81 63.80 m
5 Lyudmila Gubkina  Belarus 62.40 63.13 63.29 63.29 m
6 Katalin Divós  Hungary 61.88 X 62.74 62.74 m
7 Lisa Misipeka  American Samoa 61.74 58.74 X 61.74 m
8 Tatyana Konstantinova  Russia 57.24 61.14 61.48 61.48 m
9 Jesseca Cross  United States 56.98 60.85 60.51 60.85 m
10 Zhao Wei  China 59.54 57.44 55.98 59.54 m
11 Manuela Montebrun  France 57.60 X 57.77 57.77 m
12 Aneliya Yordanova  Bulgaria X 54.92 54.69 54.92 m
Olga Tsander  Belarus X X X NM

Overall Qualifying results[edit]

Place Athlete Country Group Mark Qual Extra
1 Olga Kuzenkova  Russia A 70.60 Q OR
2 Kirsten Münchow  Germany B 67.64 Q
3 Kamila Skolimowska  Poland A 66.30 Q
4 Yipsi Moreno  Cuba A 65.74 Q
5 Ivana Brkljačić  Croatia B 65.01 q
6 Dawn Ellerbe  United States A 64.91 q
7 Deborah Sosimenko  Australia B 64.01 q
8 Svetlana Sudak  Belarus A 63.83 q
9 Sini Pöyry  Finland B 63.80 q
10 Lyudmila Gubkina  Belarus B 63.29 q
11 Lorraine Shaw  Great Britain A 63.21 q
12 Amy Palmer  United States A 62.78 q
13 Katalin Divós  Hungary B 62.74
14 Lisa Misipeka  American Samoa B 61.74
15 Tatyana Konstantinova  Russia B 61.48
16 Iryna Sekachova  Ukraine A 61.44
17 Tasha Williams  New Zealand A 61.18
18 Alla Davydova  Russia A 60.68
19 Jesseca Cross  United States B 60.85
20 Zhao Wei  China B 59.54
21 Karyne Perkins  Australia A 59.49
22 Mia Strömmer  Finland A 59.43
23 Michelle Fournier  Canada B 59.15
24 Manuela Montebrun  France B 57.77
25 Caroline Fournier  Mauritius A 56.18
26 Aneliya Yordanova  Bulgaria B 54.92
Ester Balassini  Italy A NM
Olga Tsander  Belarus B NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Extra
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st, gold medalist(s)  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) X 66.33 71.16 66.06 69.91 71.16 m OR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) X 67.18 69.64 69.77 X X 69.77 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Kirsten Münchow (GER) 66.42 X 67.81 66.03 69.28 67.96 69.28 m NR
4  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 65.79 67.16 67.04 64.88 68.33 67.43 68.33 m
5  Deborah Sosimenko (AUS) 67.95 64.24 65.49 66.39 X X 67.95 m AR
6  Lyudmila Gubkina (BLR) 66.04 66.16 X 67.08 66.77 66.95 67.08 m
7  Dawn Ellerbe (USA) 62.50 64.51 66.80 64.40 66.16 64.71 66.80 m
8  Amy Palmer (USA) X 60.21 66.15 59.42 X X 66.15 m
9  Lorraine Shaw (GBR) 64.27 56.96 63.65 64.27 m
10  Svetlana Sudak (BLR) X 64.21 X 64.21 m
11  Ivana Brkljačić (CRO) 61.25 63.20 X 63.20 m
12  Sini Pöyry (FIN) 62.49 X 62.21 62.49 m

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