Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 16 August 2008 (qualification)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 37 from 29 nations
Winning distance 68.82
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gerd Kanter  Estonia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Piotr Małachowski  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania
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Athletics at the
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Decathlon men

The men's discus throw event at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 64.50 m (211.61 ft) (A standard) and 62.50 m (205.05 ft) (B standard).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 16 August 2008 10:40 Qualifications
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:00 Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m Neubrandenburg, East Germany 6 June 1986
Olympic record  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 m Athens, Greece 23 August 2004

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 64.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Piotr Małachowski  Poland 65.94 65.94 Q
2 A Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 65.84 65.84 Q
3 B Rutger Smith  Netherlands 64.09 65.65 65.65 Q
4 B Frank Casañas  Spain x x 64.99 64.99 Q
5 B Gerd Kanter  Estonia 59.65 64.66 64.66 Q
6 A Bogdan Pishchalnikov  Russia 62.68 63.93 64.60 64.60 Q
7 A Mario Pestano  Spain 64.42 61.16 x 64.42 q
8 A Robert Harting  Germany 64.19 x x 64.19 q
9 B Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari  Qatar 63.83 63.72 61.60 63.83 q
10 A Aleksander Tammert  Estonia 57.79 61.57 63.10 63.10 q
11 A Róbert Fazekas  Hungary x 61.61 62.64 62.64 q
12 B Frantz Kruger  Finland x 58.60 62.48 62.48 q
13 A Gabor Mate  Hungary x 55.15 62.44 62.44
14 B Märt Israel  Estonia 61.98 59.78 61.63 61.98
15 A Dzmitry Sivakou  Belarus 59.64 x 61.75 61.75
16 A Michael Robertson  United States 60.97 61.64 x 61.64
17 B Ehsan Haddadi  Iran 61.08 x 61.34 61.34
18 B Gerhard Mayer  Austria 61.32 x 58.13 61.32
19 A Casey Malone  United States 59.48 x 61.26 61.26
20 B Ercüment Olgundeniz  Turkey 58.99 60.83 x 60.83
21 B Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary 60.79 59.46 60.44 60.79
22 B Vikas Gowda  India 59.58 x 60.69 60.69
23 A Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly  Egypt 59.71 58.95 60.24 60.24
24 A Oleksiy Semenov  Ukraine 57.84 60.18 59.41 60.18
25 B Ian Waltz  United States 60.02 x x 60.02
26 A Abbas Samimi  Iran 58.01 59.92 58.85 59.92
27 A Jorge Fernández  Cuba x 59.60 59.58 59.60
28 A Jan Marcell  Czech Republic 59.52 x 56.31 59.52
29 B Martin Marić  Croatia 59.25 x 59.09 59.25
30 B Jorge Balliengo  Argentina 58.71 58.82 x 58.82
31 A Benn Harradine  Australia 58.55 57.50 57.91 58.55
32 B Niklas Arrhenius  Sweden 56.64 58.22 56.77 58.22
33 B Hannes Kirchler  Italy x x 56.44 56.44
34 A Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi  Saudi Arabia 56.29 55.54 56.24 56.29
35 A Vadim Hranovschi  Moldova 56.19 x 55.78 56.19
36 B Haidar Nasser Shaheed  Iraq 54.19 x x 54.19
37 B Eric Matthias  British Virgin Islands 47.87 50.87 53.11 53.11

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes[3]
1st, gold medalist(s) Gerd Kanter  Estonia 63.44 66.38 62.75 68.82 x 65.98 68.82
2nd, silver medalist(s) Piotr Małachowski  Poland 66.45 67.82 66.98 63.91 65.78 x 67.82
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania x 65.77 64.42 67.79 x 67.18 67.79
4 Robert Harting  Germany 65.58 64.84 67.09 x 66.51 67.09
5 Frank Casañas  Spain 59.54 62.16 64.46 64.11 64.97 66.49 66.49
6 Bogdan Pishchalnikov  Russia 64.09 64.25 61.13 65.88 x x 65.88 PB
7 Rutger Smith  Netherlands 64.61 65.31 64.36 64.25 x 65.39 65.39
8 Róbert Fazekas  Hungary 62.25 63.43 62.49 x x 59.34 63.43
9 Mario Pestano  Spain 60.46 62.84 63.42 63.42
10 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari  Qatar 59.62 x 62.55 62.55
11 Frantz Kruger  Finland 61.98 61.80 60.71 61.98
12 Aleksander Tammert  Estonia x 61.32 61.38 61.38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19.  Retrieved 2008-08-19.