Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Date 15 August 2008
Competitors 40 from 34 nations
Winning distance 21.51
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tomasz Majewski  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Cantwell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dylan Armstrong  Canada
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The men's shot put event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 20.30 m (66.6 ft) (A standard) and 19.80 m (64.96 ft) (B standard).[2]

Andrei Mikhnevich was initially awarded the bronze medal but he was later disqualified for doping and the medal was awarded to 4th-place finisher Dylan Armstrong.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, 15 August 2008 09:00
21:00
Qualifications
Finals

Records[edit]

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

World record  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 m Westwood, United States 20 May 1990
Olympic record  Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.47 m Seoul, South Korea 23 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: 20.40 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the final.

Rank Group Name Nationality 1 2 3 Result Notes
1 A Tomasz Majewski  Poland 21.04 21.04 Q, PB
2 B Adam Nelson  United States 20.56 20.56 Q
3 A Christian Cantwell  United States 20.11 20.48 20.48 Q
4 A Dylan Armstrong  Canada 20.43 20.43 Q
5 A Reese Hoffa  United States 20.41 20.41 Q
6 B Pavel Lyzhyn  Belarus 20.36 x x 20.36 DSQ
7 A Pavel Sofin  Russia 20.29 x x 20.29 q
8 B Yuriy Bilonog  Ukraine 19.93 20.16 19.57 20.16 q
9 B Rutger Smith  Netherlands 20.13 x 19.97 20.13 q
10 A Yury Bialou  Belarus x 20.12 19.87 20.12 q
11 B Ivan Yushkov  Russia 20.02 19.83 20.00 20.02 DSQ (q)
12 B Peter Sack  Germany 19.76 x 20.01 20.01
13 A Andriy Semenov  Ukraine 18.95 19.59 20.01 20.01
14 B Dorian Scott  Jamaica 19.54 19.94 19.71 19.94
15 B Justin Anlezark  Australia 19.91 19.75 x 19.91
16 A Hamza Alic  Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.33 19.48 19.87 19.87
17 A Anton Lyuboslavskiy  Russia 19.14 x 19.87 19.87
18 B Manuel Martínez  Spain 19.62 19.45 19.81 19.81
19 B Miran Vodovnik  Slovenia 18.72 x 19.81 19.81
20 A Scott Martin  Australia 19.75 x x 19.75
21 A Joachim Olsen  Denmark 19.62 19.69 19.74 19.74 SB
22 B Yves Niare  France x x 19.73 19.73
23 A Carlos Véliz  Cuba 19.58 19.25 19.16 19.58
24 A Māris Urtāns  Latvia 18.78 19.57 19.34 19.57
25 B Taavi Peetre  Estonia x x 19.57 19.57
26 B Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi  Saudi Arabia x 18.67 19.51 19.51
27 B Petr Stehlik  Czech Republic x 19.41 x 19.41
28 B Nedzad Mulabegovic  Croatia 19.11 19.35 18.88 19.35
29 A Milan Haborák  Slovakia x 19.32 x 19.32
30 B Reinaldo Proenza  Cuba 19.15 19.06 19.20 19.20
31 A Germán Lauro  Argentina 19.07 x 18.96 19.07
32 A Asmir Kolašinac  Serbia 18.32 x 19.01 19.01
33 A Lajos Kürthy  Hungary 18.38 x 18.74 18.74
34 B Ivan Emilianov  Moldova 18.64 18.27 x 18.64
35 A Mihail Stamatoyiannis  Greece x 18.45 18.30 18.45
36 B Yasser Farag  Egypt 18.37 x 18.42 18.42
37 B Marco Fortes  Portugal x x 18.05 18.05
38 A Marco Antonio Verni  Chile x 17.96 x 17.96
39 B Chang Ming-Huang  Chinese Taipei 16.13 16.98 17.43 17.43
A Robert Häggblom  Finland x x x NM
A Georgi Ivanov  Bulgaria x x x NM
B Alexis Paumier  Cuba x x x NM
B Amin Nikfar  Iran x x x NM
B Andrei Mikhnevich  Belarus 20.38 20.48 20.48 DSQ (Q)
A Ralf Bartels  Germany DNS

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
1st, gold medalist(s) Tomasz Majewski  Poland 20.80 20.47 21.21 21.51 x 20.44 21.51 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Christian Cantwell  United States 20.39 20.98 20.88 20.86 20.69 21.09 21.09
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dylan Armstrong  Canada 20.62 21.04 x x 20.47 x 21.04 NR
5 Yuriy Bilonog  Ukraine 20.63 x 20.53 20.46 20.31 x 20.63 SB
6 Reese Hoffa  United States x 19.81 20.53 20.38 x x 20.53
7 Pavel Sofin  Russia 20.42 x x x x x 20.42
8 Rutger Smith  Netherlands 20.41 x 20.30 20.41
9 Yury Bialou  Belarus 20.06 x x 20.06
Adam Nelson  United States x x x NM
DSQ Andrei Mikhnevich  Belarus 20.73 21.05 x 20.78 20.57 20.93 21.05 DSQ (doping)
DSQ Ivan Yushkov  Russia 19.67 19.55 x 19.67 DSQ (doping)
DSQ[4] Pavel Lyzhyn  Belarus 20.33 20.15 20.98 20.98 20.40 x 20.98 DSQ (doping)

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