Athletics at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw at the XVI Pan American Games
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Venue Telmex Athletics Stadium
Dates October 24
Competitors 14 from 11 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Cuba
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Brazil

The men's discus throw competition of the athletics events at the 2011 Pan American Games took place on the 24 of October at the Telmex Athletics Stadium.[1] The defending Pan American Games champion is Michael Robertson of the United States.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:

World record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 Neubrandenburg, East Germany June 6, 1986
Pan American Games record  Luis Delis (CUB) 67.32 Caracas, Venezuela August 25, 1983

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the minimum standard (53.00 meters) in the qualifying period (January 1, 2010 to September 14, 2011).[2]

Results[edit]

14 athletes from 11 countries competed,[3] with the final round taking place at 17:35 on October 24, 2011. Results were as follows:[4]

Rank Athlete Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jorge Fernández  Cuba 62.14 60.80 65.58 64.46 x x 65.58
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jarred Rome  United States x 60.98 61.71 x x x 61.71
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ronald Julião  Brazil 55.50 58.32 61.56 61.70 60.84 59.24 61.70
4 Yunio Lastre  Cuba 59.72 59.87 x 61.07 60.37 58.59 61.07
5 Jason Young  United States 58.32 59.43 60.08 60.54 59.78 60.91 60.91
6 Mario Cota  Mexico 58.38 59.30 x x 58.58 x 59.30
7 Jason Morgan  Jamaica 55.20 58.91 55.74 58.01 x x 58.91
8 Jesus Parejo  Venezuela 53.92 55.35 54.13 x 54.27 54.70 55.35
9 Michael Putman  Peru 52.62 49.60 51.35 52.62
10 Jorge Balliengo  Argentina 51.41 x 51.93 51.93
11 Rodolfo Casanova  Uruguay x 48.62 x 48.62
12 Alfredo Romero  Puerto Rico 43.63 47.97 46.96 47.94
O'Dayne Richards  Jamaica DNS*
Quincy Wilson  Trinidad and Tobago DNS*
  • DNS = Did not start

References[edit]