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 (LTU)
Silver  Lars Riedel
Germany (GER)
Bronze  Frantz Kruger
South Africa (RSA)

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 Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 1  Lars Riedel (GER) 68.15 68.15 m
2 2  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 67.54 67.54 m
3 4  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR) 65.90 65.90 m SB
4 5  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) 62.82 63.09 65.29 65.29 m
5 7  Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR) 64.03 64.03 m
6 8  Jürgen Schult (GER) 63.76 60.97 X 63.76 m
7 9  Aleksander Tammert (EST) 63.52 61.84 60.90 63.52 m
8 13  Li Shaojie (CHN) 62.29 X 59.71 62.29 m SB
9 21  Magnus Hallgrimsson (ISL) 60.95 58.79 60.03 60.95 m
10 24  Frank Casañas (CUB) 60.84 X 60.79 60.84 m
11 25  Libor Malina (CZE) 59.38 X 60.83 60.83 m
12 27  Romas Ubartas (LTU) 60.43 60.50 X 60.50 m
13 28  Robert Weir (GBR) 57.57 X 60.01 60.01 m
14 29  Olgierd Stanski (POL) 59.31 58.06 X 59.31 m
15 31  Ian Winchester (NZL) 58.61 58.64 X 58.64 m
16 33  Leonid Cherevko (BLR) 57.63 X 58.32 58.32 m
17 34  Dragan Mustapić (CRO) 53.76 58.10 X 58.10 m
18 35  Mickaël Conjungo (CAF) X 57.85 55.60 57.85 m
19 37  Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) X 53.49 56.30 56.30 m
20 40  John Menton (IRL) X 54.21 50.95 54.21 m
21 41  Roman Poltoratskiy (UZB) 45.40 X 47.83 47.83 m
 Zoltán Kővágó (HUN) X X X NM
 Khary Mamedov (TKM) X X X NM

Group B[edit]

Rank Overall Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1 3  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 67.10 67.10 m
2 6  Jason Tunks (CAN) 64.40 64.40 m
3 10  Adam Setliff (USA) X 63.25 63.25 m
4 11  Anthony Washington (USA) 62.82 X X 62.82 m
5 12  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 62.30 62.72 61.92 62.72 m
6 14  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 60.12 X 62.24 62.24 m
7 15  Aleksandr Borichevskiy (RUS) 59.78 61.98 61.89 61.98 m
8 16  Róbert Fazekas (HUN) X X 61.76 61.76 m
9 17  John Godina (USA) 57.67 61.60 X 61.60 m
10 18  Frits Potgieter (RSA) 61.56 60.27 60.83 61.56 m
11 19  David Martínez (ESP) 61.50 X 59.97 61.50 m
12 20  Alexis Elizalde (CUB) 57.75 61.13 59.96 61.13 m
13 22  Jo Van Daele (BEL) 60.89 60.93 X 60.93 m
14 23  Gábor Máté (HUN) 59.43 60.69 60.86 60.86 m
15 25  Vitaliy Sidorov (RUS) 58.32 59.43 60.65 60.65 m
16 30  Vaclavas Kidykas (LTU) 57.86 58.96 58.09 58.96 m
17 32  Kyrylo Chuprynin (UKR) X 58.38 57.32 58.38 m
18 36  Nick Sweeney (IRL) 56.73 56.24 57.37 57.37 m
19 38  Glen Smith (GBR) 56.22 55.31 54.36 56.22 m
21 39  Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari (QAT) X 54.47 53.42 54.47 m
 Jason Gervais (CAN) X X X NM
 Costel Grasu (ROU) X X X NM
 Chima Ugwu (NGR) DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 58.55 67.54 68.73 66.64 69.30 64.78 69.30 m
2nd  Lars Riedel (GER) 65.18 X 68.50 68.08 67.33 63.87 68.50 m
3rd  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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