Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put
|Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
|Competitors||32 from 21 nations|
|Athletics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
Each athlete received three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieved the qualifying distance progressed to the final. If less than twelve athletes would achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes would reach the final. Each finalist was allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.
In the finals, Valerie Adams, the defending champion, took the lead in the first throw, but Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who was third in the 2008 Olympic competition, overtook the lead in the second throw and remained the leader until the end of the competition. Gong Lijiao remained third until the last throw, when she was overtaken by Yevgeniya Kolodko. The 2008 silver medalist, Natallia Mikhnevich, qualified for the final, but remained in last place.
On 13 August 2012, IOC announced that Nadzeya Ostapchuk had tested positive for metenolone both before and after winning the shot put event. She was formally expelled from the games and her victory and medal removed from the records. The gold medal was then awarded to Valerie Adams, the silver to Yevgeniya Kolodko, and the bronze to Gong Lijiao.
|Monday, 6 August 2012||10:45
Prior to the competition[update], the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)||22.63 m||Moscow, Soviet Union||7 June 1987|
|Olympic record||Ilona Slupianek (GDR)||22.41 m||Moscow, Soviet Union||24 July 1980|
|2012 World leading||Nadzeya Ostapchuk (BLR)||21.58 m||Minsk, Belarus||18 July 2012|
Qual. rule: qualification standard 18.90m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).
|1||A||Adams, ValerieValerie Adams||New Zealand||x||20.40||20.40||Q|
|6||B||Tarasova, IrinaIrina Tarasova||Russia||18.55||18.59||18.76||18.76||q|
|7||A||Carter, MichelleMichelle Carter||United States||18.27||18.63||x||18.63||q|
|8||A||Schwanitz, ChristinaChristina Schwanitz||Germany||18.44||18.43||18.62||18.62||q|
|9||B||Mikhnevich, NatalliaNatallia Mikhnevich||Belarus||18.60||18.12||18.30||18.60||q|
|10||B||Arcanjo, GeisaGeisa Arcanjo||Brazil||x||18.47||18.33||18.47||q|
|11||B||Ducó, NataliaNatalia Ducó||Chile||18.45||18.23||18.17||18.45||q|
|12||A||Borel-Brown, CleopatraCleopatra Borel-Brown||Trinidad and Tobago||18.26||18.36||18.34||18.36|
|13||B||Kleinert, NadineNadine Kleinert||Germany||x||18.06||18.36||18.36|
|14||A||Rosa, ChiaraChiara Rosa||Italy||17.91||18.14||18.30||18.30|
|15||A||Camarena-Williams, JillianJillian Camarena-Williams||United States||18.22||17.99||17.51||18.22|
|16||B||Ruiz, ÚrsulaÚrsula Ruiz||Spain||17.99||x||x||17.99||PB|
|17||B||Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya, JaninaJanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya||Belarus||17.68||17.87||17.69||17.87|
|18||A||Terlecki, JosephineJosephine Terlecki||Germany||17.78||x||17.73||17.78|
|19||B||Brooks, TiaTia Brooks||United States||17.21||17.72||17.29||17.72|
|20||B||González, MisleydisMisleydis González||Cuba||17.68||17.61||17.35||17.68|
|21||A||Rajabi, LeilaLeila Rajabi||Iran||17.17||17.55||17.42||17.55|
|22||A||Labonté, JulieJulie Labonté||Canada||17.48||17.32||x||17.48|
|23||A||Márton, AnitaAnita Márton||Hungary||16.29||17.04||17.48||17.48|
|24||A||Avdeyeva, AnnaAnna Avdeyeva||Russia||17.47||x||x||17.47|
|25||B||Lin Chia-ying||Chinese Taipei||16.74||17.43||x||17.43||NR|
|26||A||Vargas, MailínMailín Vargas||Cuba||16.76||16.64||x||16.76|
|27||A||Lemos, SandraSandra Lemos||Colombia||16.50||16.07||x||16.50|
|28||B||Fisher, AlexandraAlexandra Fisher||Kazakhstan||15.84||16.16||x||16.16|
|29||B||Po'uhila, 'Ana'Ana Po'uhila||Tonga||15.80||15.75||15.11||15.80|
|30||A||Smolyanova, ElenaElena Smolyanova||Uzbekistan||14.35||14.43||14.43|
|N/A||B||Mavrodieva, RadoslavaRadoslava Mavrodieva||Bulgaria||x||x||x||N/A||NM|
|N/A||A||Ostapchuk, NadzeyaNadzeya Ostapchuk||Belarus||DQ (Doping)
|N/A||B||Kolodko, YevgeniyaYevgeniya Kolodko||Russia||DQ (Doping)
Notes: Nadzeya Ostapchuk would originally qualify first, with the longest throw, and had taken part in the Final as such. Due to her doping violations, these results were annulled in August 2012. Yevgeniya Kolodko would originally qualify third, with the third longest throw, and had taken part in the Final as such. Due to her doping violations, these results were annulled in August 2016.
|Adams, ValerieValerie Adams||New Zealand||20.61||X||20.70||X||X||20.24||20.70|
|5||Carter, MichelleMichelle Carter||United States||19.05||18.83||18.92||19.42||19.12||18.88||19.42|
|7||Arcanjo, GeisaGeisa Arcanjo||Brazil||18.27||X||19.02||X||X||17.19||19.02||PB|
|8||Tarasova, IrinaIrina Tarasova||Russia||19.00||18.80||X||N/A||N/A||N/A||19.00|
|9||Ducó, NataliaNatalia Ducó||Chile||18.80||18.70||18.62||N/A||N/A||N/A||18.80||NR|
|10||Schwanitz, ChristinaChristina Schwanitz||Germany||18.20||18.47||X||N/A||N/A||N/A||18.47|
|11||Mikhnevich, NatalliaNatallia Mikhnevich||Belarus||18.42||X||18.27||N/A||N/A||N/A||18.42|
|N/A||Ostapchuk, NadzeyaNadzeya Ostapchuk||Belarus||DQ (Doping)|
|N/A||Kolodko, YevgeniyaYevgeniya Kolodko||Russia||DQ (Doping)|
- Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- "Women's shot put competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "Gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped after failing drug test". CNN. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "IOC withdraws gold medal from shot put athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk". Olympic News. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "IOC sanctions Evgeniia Kolodko for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". Olympic News. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- "Women's Shot Put". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 6 August 2012.