Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date12 August 2016
Competitors36 from 25 nations
Winning distance20.63 m
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michelle Carter  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valerie Adams  New Zealand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anita Márton  Hungary
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The women's shot put competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 12 August. Each athlete receives three throws in the qualifying round. All who achieve the qualifying distance progress to the final. If less than twelve athletes achieve this mark, then the twelve furthest throwing athletes reach the final. Each finalist is allowed three throws in last round, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Summary[edit]

Valerie Adams entered as the defending Olympic champion from 2012 (initial champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk remained banned for doping). Adams had regained form, ranking second in the world with 20.19 m, after two injury affected seasons. Christina Schwanitz had won the 2015 World Championships in her absence and had taken gold at the European Championships the previous month with a throw of 20.17 m. Gong Lijiao (the 2015 world runner-up) led the rankings at 20.43 m. Michelle Carter, who had won World Indoor and American titles that year, was the only other woman to have thrown beyond twenty metres that year.[1][2]

In the qualifying round, Adams was best with her only throw of 19.74 m, while Schwanitz and Carter also went beyond nineteen metres, though Carter took two attempts to get the automatic qualifier. Gong, Anita Márton, and Raven Saunders were the other automatic qualifiers. American Felisha Johnson, who was eighth on the season's lists, was the most prominent athlete who failed to progress to the final.[3]

In the final, Valerie Adams looked set to claim a third straight title. She took the lead after the first round with a 19.79 m and improved her position with a throw of 20.42 m in the second round. Carter sat in second position through all the rounds of the competition with a 19.12 m in the first and 19.82 m in the second (which only briefly held the lead until Adams could throw again). Schwanitz held the bronze medal position in the first round, but was overtaken by Gong in the second. Márton equalled Gong with a third round 19.39, but was still behind on the tiebreaker. In the final round Márton threw a Hungarian record 19.87 m to take over bronze medal position, equalling Carter's best at that point but still down due to the tie breaking second throw. In the final round Carter delivered an unexpected American record of 20.63 m to take the lead. In the last throw of the competition Adams went beyond twenty metres again but her mark of 20.39 m came up short and Carter succeeded her to the title.

The medals were presented by Barry Maister, IOC member, New Zealand and Geoffrey Gardner, Council Member of the IAAF.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasília Time (UTC−3).

Date Time Round
Friday, 12 August 2016 10:05 Qualifications
Friday, 12 August 2016 22:00 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
2016 World leading  Gong Lijiao (CHN) 20.43 m Halle, Germany 21 May 2016

The following record was established during the competition:

Date Event Nationality Athlete Distance Record
12 August Final  United States Michelle Carter 20.63 m 2016 World Leading

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Distance Notes
Cameroon  Auriole Dongmo (CMR) Qualifying 17.92 m
United States  Michelle Carter (USA) Final 20.63 m WL
Hungary  Anita Márton (HUN) Final 19.87 m

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification rule: qualification standard 18.40m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Result Notes
1 A Valerie Adams  New Zealand 19.74 19.74 Q
2 B Christina Schwanitz  Germany 19.18 19.18 Q
3 A Michelle Carter  United States 17.95 19.01 19.01 Q
4 A Raven Saunders  United States x 18.83 18.83 Q
5 B Gong Lijiao  China 18.74 18.74 Q
6 B Anita Márton  Hungary 18.51 18.51 Q
7 B Geisa Arcanjo  Brazil 18.27 17.67 x 18.27 q, SB
8 A Cleopatra Borel  Trinidad and Tobago 16.94 17.78 18.20 18.20 q
9 A Natalia Duco  Chile 18.18 x x 18.18 q
10 B Auriole Dongmo  Cameroon 17.92 17.71 x 17.92 q, NR
11 B Alena Abramchuk  Belarus 17.78 17.19 16.97 17.78 q
12 A Aliona Dubitskaya  Belarus x x 17.76 17.76 q
13 B Paulina Guba  Poland 17.70 17.56 x 17.70
14 B Felisha Johnson  United States x 17.64 17.69 17.69
15 A Melissa Boekelman  Netherlands 16.97 17.69 x 17.69
16 A Bian Ka  China 17.68 17.36 16.84 17.68
17 B Yuliya Leantsiuk  Belarus 17.66 x 16.69 17.66
18 A Brittany Crew  Canada 16.67 x 17.45 17.45
19 B Ahymará Espinoza  Venezuela x 17.27 16.77 17.27
20 A Sara Gambetta  Germany x 16.93 17.24 17.24
21 B Radoslava Mavrodieva  Bulgaria x 17.11 17.20 17.20
22 B Yaniuvis López  Cuba 17.15 x x 17.15
23 B Manpreet Kaur  India 16.68 17.06 16.76 17.06
24 A Emel Dereli  Turkey 17.01 16.86 x 17.01
25 B Danniel Thomas  Jamaica 16.70 16.43 16.99 16.99
26 A Saily Viart  Cuba 15.82 x 16.99 16.99
27 A Olga Golodna  Ukraine 16.10 16.35 16.83 16.83
28 B Taryn Suttie  Canada 16.55 16.74 16.60 16.74
29 A Nwanneka Okwelogu  Nigeria 16.67 x x 16.67
30 B Lena Urbaniak  Germany 16.32 16.62 x 16.62
31 A Sandra Lemos  Colombia 16.46 16.46 16.12 16.46
32 A Leyla Rajabi  Iran 16.18 16.34 16.16 16.34
33 A Gao Yang  China 16.17 15.48 x 16.17
34 B Galyna Obleshchuk  Ukraine 15.81 x x 15.81
35 A Dimitriana Surdu  Moldova 15.14 15.17 15.25 15.25
36 B Jessica Inchude  Guinea-Bissau 14.12 15.15 14.84 15.15

Final[edit]

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Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Michelle Carter  United States 19.12 19.82 19.44 19.87 19.84 20.63 20.63 NR, WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) Valerie Adams  New Zealand 19.79 20.42 19.80 x x 20.39 20.42 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anita Márton  Hungary 17.60 18.72 19.39 19.38 19.10 19.87 19.87 NR
4 Gong Lijiao  China 18.98 19.39 19.18 x x x 19.39
5 Raven Saunders  United States 18.88 x x x x 19.35 19.35 PB
6 Christina Schwanitz  Germany 19.03 x x x x 18.92 19.03
7 Cleopatra Borel  Trinidad and Tobago 18.05 18.24 x 17.94 18.37 x 18.37
8 Aliona Dubitskaya  Belarus 18.00 18.23 x x x x 18.23
9 Geisa Arcanjo  Brazil 17.50 17.68 18.16 Did not advance 18.16
10 Natalia Duco  Chile 18.07 17.73 17.99 Did not advance 18.07
11 Alena Abramchuk  Belarus 17.37 x x Did not advance 17.37
12 Auriole Dongmo  Cameroon x 16.99 16.82 Did not advance 16.99

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landells, Steve (2016-08-07). Preview: women's shot put – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-12.
  2. ^ senior outdoor 2016 Shot Put women . IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-12.
  3. ^ Landells, Steve (2016-08-12). Report: women's shot put qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-13.
  4. ^ "Women's Shot Put". Official site of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.