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1983 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

1983 1st IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Qualifying round (17.00 or top 12 to final) (Aug 10)
Dates: 7–14 August 1983
Nations participating: 153
Athletes participating: 1,355
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF    Helsinki Olympic Stadium
A most heartwarming moment occurred in the final round when 34 year-old Fibingerová scored an unexpected victory over the highly favoured GDR putters. On paper, Slupianek was expected to add the first world title to her Olympic title and world record. In the event, she was struggling with a tendon injury and could not better her opening throw in the final (20.56). Instead her team-mate Knorscheidt went in front with 20.70 in the second round. Soviet throwers held third and fourth places until the last throw of the fifth round, when Fibingerová moved to fourth place with 20.30. In the wet conditions, nobody could improve in the final round before Fibingerová entered the circle for the last throw of the contest. The Czech putter had a reputation for performing well in the rain and her last effort landed clearly beyond the yellow 21m line. Knowing she had won, she threw her arms in the air and raced out of the circle. Every official in range was then hugged by the emotional winner. “A month ago, my father died,” revealed Fibingerová after the medal ceremony. “I was very sad and still am. My mother is too. On my last attempt, I thought of my father and my mother. I picked up the yellow shot and said 'This is the shot of gold!’ And so it was.”
 These are the official results of the Women's Shot Put event at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The final was held on Friday August 12, 1983. The qualification mark was set at 17.00 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1983 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.45 m May 11, 1980 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Event Record New event
Broken records during the 1983 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 19.25 m August 10, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
 Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 19.99 m
 Helma Knorscheidt (GDR) 20.30 m August 12, 1983
 Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 20.56 m
 Helma Knorscheidt (GDR) 20.70 m
 Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 21.05 m
 
 
  Shot Put 12 August
  Final
1 Helena Fibingerová TCH 13 Jul 49 21.05
2 Helma Knorscheidt GDR 31 Dec 56 20.70
3 Ilona Slupianek GDR 24 Sep 56 20.56
4 Nunu Abashidze URS 27 Mar 55 20.55
5 Natalya Lisovskaya URS 16 Jul 62 20.02
6 Mihaela Loghin ROU 1 Jun 52 19.85
7 Claudia Losch FRG 10 Jan 60 19.72
8 Maria Elena Sarría CUB 14 Sep 54 19.47
9 Zdenka Šilhavá TCH 15 Jun 54 19.00
10 Venissa Head GBR 1 Sep 56 18.05
11 Gael Martin AUS 27 Aug 56 17.79
12 Judy Oakes GBR 14 Feb 58 17.52
Final Distance 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Helena Fibingerova TCH 21.05m 19.89 19.69 19.72 19.94 20.30 21.05
2 Helma Knorscheidt GDR 20.70m 20.30 20.70 20.55 20.47 X 20.25
3 Ilona Slupianek-Briesenick GDR 20.56m 20.56 20.32 19.97 19.52 X X
4 Nunu Abashidze URS 20.55m 18.68 19.16 19.11 20.55 19.77 X
5 Natalya Lisovskaya URS 20.02m 19.53 X 20.02 20.01 19.63 19.45
6 Mihaela Loghin ROU 19.85m 19.85 19.82 19.77 19.34 19.72 19.08
7 Claudia Losch FRG 19.72m 19.72 18.97 X 19.54 18.96 18.21
8 Maria Elena Sarria CUB 19.47m 18.45 19.44 19.32 19.47 X 18.87
9 Zdenka Silhava TCH 19.00m 18.24 17.94 19.00
10 Venissa Head GBR 18.05m 18.05 17.60 17.48
11 Gael Mulhall-Martin AUS 17.79m 17.43 17.49 17.79
12 Judy Oakes GBR 17.52m 17.01 17.19 17.52
Qualification 10 August
Group A
1 Helena Fibingerova TCH 19,25
2 Maria Elena Sarria CUB 19,24
3 Nunu Abashidze URS 19,10
4 Helma Knorscheidt GDR 19,09
5 Venissa Head GBR 18,41
6 Gael Mulhall-Martin AUS 17,79
7 Lijuan Shen CHN 16,99
8 Lorna Griffin USA 16,50
9 Maryline Adam VAN 11.32m
10 Magdalene Springer MNT 9,78
Group B
1 Ilona Slupianek-Briesenick GDR 19,99
2 Natalya Lisovskaya URS 19,68
3 Mihaela Loghin ROU 18,97
4 Zdenka Silhava TCH 18,57
5 Claudia Losch FRG 18,24
6 Judy Oakes GBR 17,61
7 Meisu Li CHN 16,91
8 Meg Ritchie GBR 16,14
9 Rosemarie Hauch CAN 15,37
10 Odette Mistoul GAB 14,23
 
Group A Dist. Rk. 1. 2. 3.
1 Helena Fibingerova TCH 19.25m 3. 19.25
2 Maria Elena Sarria CUB 19.24m 4. 19.24
3 Nunu Abashidze URS 19.10m 5. 19.10
4 Helma Knorscheidt GDR 19.09m 6. 19.09
5 Venissa Head GBR 18.41m 9. 18.41
6 Gael Mulhall-Martin AUS 17.79m 11. 16.98 17.79
7 Lijuan Shen CHN 16.99m 13. 16.99 16.57 16.95
8 Lorna Griffin USA 16.50m 15. 15.21 15.86 16.50
9 Maryline Adam VAN 11.32m 19. 10.37 10.80 11.32
10 Magdalene Springer MNT 9.78m 20. X X 9.78
Group B Dist. Rk. 1. 2. 3.
1 Ilona Slupianek-Briesenick GDR 19.99m 1. 19.99
2 Natalya Lisovskaya URS 19.68m 2. 19.68
3 Mihaela Loghin ROU 18.97m 7. 18.97
4 Zdenka Silhava TCH 18.57m 8. 18.57
5 Claudia Losch FRG 18.24m 10. 18.24
6 Judy Oakes GBR 17.61m 12. 17.61
7 Meisu Li CHN 16.91m 14. 16.71 16.91 X
8 Meg Ritchie GBR 16.14m 16. 16.02 16.14 X
9 Rosemarie Hauch CAN 15.37m 17. 15.37 15.32 15.03
10 Odette Mistoul GAB 14.23m 18. 13.24 14.23 13.64
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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