Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Shot put medal ceremony (l-r) Yevgeniya Kolodko, Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Valerie Adams
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 6 August
Competitors 32 from 21 nations
Winning distance 20.70
Medalists
Gold medal    New Zealand
Silver medal 
Bronze medal    China
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The Women's shot put competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 6 August.[1]

Summary[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

On 20 August 2016, the IOC announced Yevgeniya Kolodko, the Russian silver medalist, failed anti-doping test and her silver medal was stripped. [5]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday, 6 August 2012 10:45
19:15
Qualifications
Finals

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, 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

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 18.90m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Adams, ValerieValerie Adams New Zealand x 20.40 20.40 Q
3 A Li Ling China 18.86 19.23 19.23 Q
4 B Gong Lijiao China 19.11 19.11 Q
5 B Liu Xiangrong China 18.87 18.96 18.96 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 20.76 20.76 DQ (Doping)
Q
N/A B Kolodko, YevgeniyaYevgeniya Kolodko Russia 19.31 19.31 DQ (Doping)
Q

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.

Final[edit]

[6]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Adams, ValerieValerie Adams New Zealand 20.61 X 20.70 X X 20.24 20.70
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gong Lijiao China 20.13 19.67 19.91 19.76 20.22 20.00 20.22 SB
4 Li Ling China 18.87 18.77 19.28 X 19.63 19.58 19.63
5 Carter, MichelleMichelle Carter United States 19.05 18.83 18.92 19.42 19.12 18.88 19.42
6 Liu Xiangrong China 19.18 18.88 18.74 X 18.47 18.77 19.18
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 20.01 21.31 21.36 21.15 21.32 X 21.36 DQ (Doping)
N/A Kolodko, YevgeniyaYevgeniya Kolodko Russia 19.45 19.52 X X X 20.48 20.48 DQ (Doping)

Notes: Nadzeya Ostapchuk and Yevgeniya Kolodko would originally place first and third, but would have these results annulled due to doping violations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Women's shot put competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped after failing drug test". CNN. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "IOC withdraws gold medal from shot put athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk". Olympic News. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions Evgeniia Kolodko for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". Olympic News. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Women's Shot Put". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 6 August 2012.