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
1st, gold medalist(s) Valerie Adams  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) vacant
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gong Lijiao  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.