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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Women's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: Qualifying round (62.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 30)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
Hellmann (née Opitz) became the first female athlete to retain a world title. She did so emphatically: with the first throw of the final, she set a championship record of 71.08. This she improved to 71.62 in the fourth round. The only other 70m throw of the contest was by Gansky in the third. The GDR filled three of the first four places, with world junior record holder Wyludda in fourth spot. World senior record holder Šilhavá placed sixth, just as she had in Helsinki.
 These are the official results of the Women's Discus Throw event at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 23 participating athletes, with the final held on Monday August 31, 1987.

Records

Standing records prior to the 1987 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 74.56 m August 26, 1984 Czechoslovakia Nitra, Czechoslovakia
Event Record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 68.94 m August 10, 1983 Finland Helsinki, Finland
Broken records during the 1987 World Athletics Championships
Event Record  Martina Opitz-Hellmann (GDR) 71.62 m August 31, 1987 Italy Rome, Italy
 
 
  Discus Throw 31 August
  Final
1 Martina Hellmann GDR 12 Dec 60 71.62
2 Diana Gansky GDR 14 Dec 63 70.12
3 Tsvetanka Khristova BUL 14 Mar 62 68.82
4 Ilke Wyludda GDR 28 Mar 69 68.20
5 Svetla Sinirtas BUL 17 Jun 64 66.58
6 Zdenka Šilhavá TCH 15 Jun 54 64.82
7 Larisa Mikhalchenko URS 16 May 63 64.72
8 Mariana Lengyel ROU 14 Apr 53 62.30
9 Maritza Martén CUB 16 Aug 63 62.00
10 Larisa Korotkevich URS 3 Jan 67 60.74
11 Renata Katewicz POL 2 May 65 58.22
Connie Price-Smith USA 3 Jun 62 NM
Final Distance 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1 Martina Opitz-Hellmann GDR 71.62m CR 71.08 68.90 69.66 71.62 X 67.86
2 Diana Sachse-Gansky GDR 70.12m 66.64 67.50 70.12 68.78 65.42 X
3 Tsvetanka Khristova BUL 68.82m 63.72 66.10 65.38 63.36 68.82 68.80
4 Ilke Wyludda GDR 68.20m 68.20 62.60 62.06 67.64 67.06 67.44
5 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL 66.58m 64.86 65.44 65.48 65.58 X 66.58
6 Zdenka Silhava TCH 64.82m 64.34 64.82 X 64.46 64.03 63.88
7 Larisa Mikhalchenko URS 64.72m 64.18 64.72 59.72 63.66 60.68 63.54
8 Mariana Lengyel ROU 62.30m 62.30 59.28 59.54 X 58.14 60.86
9 Maritza Marten CUB 62.00m
10 Larisa Korotkevich URS 60.74m
11 Renata Katewicz POL 58.22m
- Connie Price-Smith USA NM X X X
Qualification 30 August
Group A
1 Diana Sachse-Gansky GDR 63,64
2 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL 62,80
3 Larisa Mikhalchenko URS 62,52
4 Maritza Marten CUB 60,40
5 Connie Price-Smith USA 59,90
6 Mariana Lengyel ROU 59,72
7 Anne Paavolainen-Kansakangas FIN 57,10
8 Hourun Yu CHN 56,70
9 Nabila Mouelhi TUN 45,94
10 Hanane Ahmed Khaled EGY 42,64
11 Dorie Cortejo PHI 40,98
12 Morgyn Warner ZIM 38,56
Group B
1 Ilke Wyludda GDR 68,40
2 Tsvetanka Khristova BUL 66,86
3 Martina Opitz-Hellmann GDR 66,80
4 Zdenka Silhava TCH 64,64
5 Larisa Korotkevich URS 60,48
6 Renata Katewicz POL 58,88
7 Carol Cady USA 58,50
8 Xuemei Hou CHN 58,26
9 Anne Salak-Khorina URS 57,76
10 Maria Isabel Urrutia COL 53,94
11 Maria Marello ITA 52,74

Group A 30 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Dorie Cortejo PHI PHI    
  Hanane Ahmed Khaled EGY EGY    
  Mariana Lengyel ROU ROU 69.08  
  Maritza Martén CUB CUB    
  Larisa Mikhalchenko URS URS    
  Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL BUL 69.72 69.72
  Nabila Mouelhi TUN TUN    
  Anne Paavolainen-Känsäkangas FIN FIN 54.92  
  Connie Price-Smith USA USA 64.82 64.82
  Diana Sachse-Gansky GDR GDR 74.08 74.08
  Morgyn Warner ZIM ZIM    
  Hourun Yu CHN CHN    

Group B 30 AUG 1987 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Zdenka Šilhavá TCH TCH 74.56  
  Carol Cady USA USA 66.10  
  Martina Hellmann GDR GDR 72.92 72.92
  Xuemei Hou CHN CHN    
  Renata Katewicz POL POL 60.60  
  Tsvetanka Khristova BUL BUL 73.22 73.22
  Larisa Korotkevich URS URS 64.94 64.94
  Maria Marello ITA ITA    
  Anne Salak-Khorina URS URS 66.42  
  Maria Isabel Urrutia COL COL 48.92  
  Ilke Wyludda GDR GDR 71.64 71.64
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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