Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Coordinates: 38°2′10.1″N 23°47′15.1″E / 38.036139°N 23.787528°E / 38.036139; 23.787528

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–21 August
Competitors 42 from 27 nations
Winning distance 67.02
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Natalya Sadova
 Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anastasia Kelesidou
 Greece
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová
 Czech Republic
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Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men women
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Long jump men women
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Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
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Wheelchair races

The women's discus throw competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20–21 August. It was originally planned to hold the discus throw at the Ancient Olympia Stadium, but it was discovered that the field was not large enough to accommodate the range of modern discus throwers, and would have posed a danger to spectators. As such, it was decided to move the discus throw and to hold the shot put at the ancient stadium, despite the fact that the shot put was not contested at the Ancient Olympic Games.[1]

On December 5, 2012, Belarusian discus thrower Iryna Yatchenko was stripped of her bronze medal after drug re-testings of her samples on methandienone had been discovered positive.[2][3] Following the announcement of Yatchenko's disqualification, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board had distributed and awarded the bronze to Czech Republic's Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, who originally finished fourth in the final.[4]

Competition format[edit]

Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.[5]

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 21:30 Qualification
Saturday, 21 August 2004 21:10 Final

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 9 July 1988
Olympic record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 72.30 m Seoul, South Korea 29 September 1988

No new records were set during the competition.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Rule: Qualifying standard 62.50 (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová  Czech Republic 64.48 64.48 Q
2 A Natalya Sadova  Russia 64.33 64.33 Q
3 B Olena Antonova  Ukraine 62.15 64.20 64.20 Q
4 B Anastasia Kelesidou  Greece 64.13 64.13 Q
5 A Beatrice Faumuina  New Zealand 64.07 64.07 Q
6 A Ekaterini Voggoli  Greece 63.39 63.39 Q
7 B Iryna Yatchenko  Belarus 62.15 63.04 63.04 Q
8 A Nicoleta Grasu  Romania 59.87 60.89 61.91 61.91 q
9 B Styliani Tsikouna  Greece 61.72 60.17 60.67 61.72 q
10 B Yania Ferrales  Cuba x 56.46 61.54 61.54 q
11 A Joanna Wiśniewska  Poland 61.48 56.11 58.43 61.48 q
12 B Li Yanfeng  China 61.19 61.35 61.24 61.35 q
13 A Harwant Kaur  India 60.82 59.20 59.95 60.82
14 B Seema Antil  India 59.93 60.64 58.41 60.64
15 A Ellina Zvereva  Belarus 60.35 x 60.63 60.63
16 B Wioletta Potępa  Poland 60.50 x 57.99 60.50
17 B Neelam Jaswant Singh  India 60.26 57.25 60.10 60.26
18 A Philippa Roles  Great Britain 57.30 58.83 x 58.83
19 B Aretha Hill  United States 52.93 58.82 x 58.82
20 B Elizna Naudé  South Africa 58.74 58.26 58.32 58.74
21 A Olga Chernyavskaya  Russia 58.64 58.19 58.55 58.64
22 A Stephanie Brown  United States x 58.54 x 58.54
23 B Teresa Machado  Portugal 58.47 57.00 57.65 58.47
24 A Natalya Fokina  Ukraine 58.28 56.84 55.64 58.28
25 B Song Aimin  China 58.19 58.03 x 58.19
26 A Elisângela Adriano  Brazil x 58.13 x 58.13
27 A Franka Dietzsch  Germany x 57.57 58.12 58.12
28 B Dace Ruskule  Latvia 54.49 57.43 x 57.43
29 A Vera Begić  Croatia x 54.80 57.31 57.31
30 B Oksana Yesipchuk  Russia x 57.27 57.18 57.27
31 A Mélina Robert-Michon  France 56.70 x 56.53 56.70
32 A Huang Qun  China 56.53 x 55.06 56.53
33 B Shelley Newman  Great Britain x 54.04 56.04 56.04
34 B Vladimíra Racková  Czech Republic 55.82 x 55.36 55.82
35 A Anna Söderberg  Sweden 54.04 55.49 51.24 55.49
36 B Alice Matejková  Spain 54.15 x 55.37 55.37
37 B Eha Rünne  Estonia 54.28 x 54.82 54.82
38 B Dragana Tomašević  Serbia and Montenegro 51.71 x 54.44 54.44
39 A Éva Kürti  Hungary 52.52 50.85 x 52.52
40 A Tereapii Tapoki  Cook Islands 47.59 48.12 x 48.12
41 A Tsvetanka Khristova  Bulgaria 43.25 x x 43.25
42 B Seilala Sua  United States x x x NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Natalya Sadova  Russia 64.78 64.81 x 65.33 67.02 66.68 67.02
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anastasia Kelesidou  Greece 62.77 x 66.68 63.71 66.09 61.59 66.68
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová  Czech Republic 63.02 66.08 x 62.81 63.21 64.84 66.08
4 Olena Antonova  Ukraine 59.88 64.11 x 63.61 60.37 65.75 65.75
5 Nicoleta Grasu  Romania 62.01 62.21 63.48 61.58 61.93 64.92 64.92 SB
6 Beatrice Faumuina  New Zealand x 62.45 x 63.45 62.99 x 63.45
7 Ekaterini Voggoli  Greece 60.66 61.44 x 62.37 62.32 61.84 62.37
8 Li Yanfeng  China 60.67 57.36 61.05 61.05
9 Joanna Wiśniewska  Poland 58.33 60.74 59.95 60.74
10 Styliani Tsikouna  Greece 59.48 57.76 x 59.48
11 Yania Ferrales  Cuba x x x NM
12 Iryna Yatchenko  Belarus 59.98 61.67 66.17 65.46 63.08 65.54 66.17 DSQ[2]

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