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1999 World Championships in Athletics Sevilla, Spain

1999 7th IAAF World Championships - Seville - Men's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Seville, Spain Format: Qualifying round (64.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 22
Dates: August 20–29, 1999
Nations participating: 201
Athletes participating: 1821
    Main venue: Estadio Olímpico
Overview by IAAF   sevilla1 
One of only four athletes to appear in all seven editions of the World Championships, having placed 5th in 1983, 1st in 1987, 6th in 1991, 3rd in 1993, 5th in 1995 and 3rd in 1997, 39 year-old world record holder Schult was actually in the lead (with an excellent 68.18) as the last round got underway. Even Riedel, bidding for a fifth world title but handicapped by a hip muscle injury, was kept at bay. However, a German 1-2 was foiled in the last round when 33 year-old Washington, previously in fourth place with 66.29, at last came up with the sort of throw when it matters for which his supporters had been waiting for years. He threw 69.08, a distance which only Riedel (69.40 in the Atlanta Olympics) had ever bettered in a global championship. “To tell you the truth I don’t know how the heck I did that,” was his engaging comment. “I’m glad to show that a family man with a full-time job can win a world title.”
 These are the official results of the Men's Discus Throw event at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 37 participating athletes, with the final held on Tuesday August 24, 1999
 
  Discus Throw 24 August

Men Discus Throw Final

Panamerican champion, Anthony Washington (USA), the first man who threw more than 70 metres in the 1990s, took the gold medal in his last attempt with 69.08 and broke the championships record. World record holder German Jurgen Schult led the field after his second attempt with 68.18. Finally he had to settle with second. Once again he was among the first six, as it happened in every single World championships. Four times World champion German Lars Riedel, who was bidding for his fifth consecutive title was just third throwing 68.09.
  Final
1 Anthony Washington USA 16 Jan 66 69.08
2 Jürgen Schult GER 11 May 60 68.18
3 Lars Riedel GER 28 Jun 67 68.09
4 Virgilijus Alekna LTU 13 Feb 72 67.53
5 Vaclovas Kidykas LTU 17 Oct 61 65.05
6 Michael Möllenbeck GER 12 Dec 69 64.90
7 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 7 Jan 72 64.00
8 Aleksandr Borichevskiy RUS 25 Jun 70 63.59
9 Li Shaojie CHN 26 Nov 75 63.22
10 Aleksander Tammert EST 2 Feb 73 62.29
11 Róbert Fazekas HUN 18 Aug 75 61.71
Andy Bloom USA 11 Aug 73 NM
Final 20:30 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Anthony Washington USA 69.08m 66.29 X 65.76 X 64.93 69.08
2 Jurgen Schult GER 68.18m 64.85 68.18 66.24 64.66 X 65.06
3 Lars Riedel GER 68.09m 64.63 66.94 68.09 X 65.38 X
4 Virgilijus Alekna LIT 67.53m 65.45 66.49 65.95 64.61 X 67.53
5 Vaclavas Kidykas LIT 65.05m 65.05 62.28 61.91 X X X
6 Michael Mollenbeck GER 64.90m 63.33 64.90 64.54 X X 64.51
7 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 64.00m 64.00 63.86 63.83 61.00 63.46 62.72
8 Aleksandr Borichevskiy RUS 63.59m 63.59 61.05 60.56 X 61.24 X
9 Shaojie Li CHN 63.22m 62.15 63.22 62.38
10 Aleksander Tammert EST 62.29m 62.29 X X
11 Robert Fazekas HUN 61.71m 61.30 X 61.71
- Andy Bloom USA NM X X X

Men's Discus Throw Qualification

Only two men reached the qualification standard mark (64,50 metres), one of which was the silver medallist in Athens 97, Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna the best with 65.86 in Group A. German Lars Riedel, four times world champion and world leader this year, had no problem to advance with a toss of 64.00 metres on his first attempt. The group B was led by world record holder German Jurgen Schult, who in his first attempt reached 65.65 metres. Other top qualifiers were Belarus' Vladimir Dubrovshchik (European champion in Helsinki 94) with 64.06, American Andy Bloom (Silver medallist at the 99 World University Games) with 64.06, and the third German, Michael Mollenbeck (63.53). American John Godina, second in the world ranking this year, did not qualify, since he only managed 62.27. Godina was out of the medals (seventh) on Saturday on his other event, the Shot Put. Lithuanian Romas Ubartas, Olympic champion in Barcelona 92, also didn't advance to the final, since he threw 58.49.
  Qualification 21 August
Virgilijus Alekna LTU 13 Feb 72 65.86 Q
Jürgen Schult GER 11 May 60 65.65 Q
Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 7 Jan 72 64.23 q
Andy Bloom USA 11 Aug 73 64.06 q
Lars Riedel GER 28 Jun 67 64.00 q
Michael Möllenbeck GER 12 Dec 69 63.53 q
Aleksandr Borichevskiy RUS 25 Jun 70 63.40 q
Aleksander Tammert EST 2 Feb 73 63.27 q
Anthony Washington USA 16 Jan 66 63.18 q
Li Shaojie CHN 26 Nov 75 62.89 q
Vaclovas Kidykas LTU 17 Oct 61 62.83 q
Róbert Fazekas HUN 18 Aug 75 62.79 q
Robert Weir GBR 4 Feb 61 62.71
Andreas Seelig GER 6 Jul 70 62.57
Igor Primc SLO 8 Jan 66 62.35
John Godina USA 31 May 72 62.27
Frantz Kruger RSA 22 May 75 62.02
Leonid Cherevko BLR 21 Apr 74 61.40
Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 13 May 68 60.80
Jason Tunks CAN 7 May 75 60.13
Andrzej Krawczyk POL 11 Apr 76 59.48
Mickaël Conjungo CAF 6 May 68 59.16
Timo Tompuri FIN 9 Jun 69 58.90
Ian Winchester NZL 27 May 73 58.74
Nick Sweeney IRL 26 Mar 68 58.62
Diego Fortuna ITA 14 Feb 68 58.52
Romas Ubartas LTU 26 May 60 58.49
Glen Smith GBR 21 May 72 58.27
Pieter van de Kruk NED 10 Feb 72 57.65
Mario Pestano ESP 8 Apr 78 57.30
Libor Malina CZE 14 Jun 73 57.18
Attila Horváth HUN 28 Jul 67 56.83
Abbas Samimi IRI 9 Jun 77 54.21
Jason Gervais CAN 18 Jan 76 54.19
Aliaksandr Malashevich BLR 7 Apr 77 53.20
Ercüment Olgundeniz TUR 7 Jul 76 53.01
Costel Grasu ROU 5 Jul 67 NM
 
Group A 10.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Virgilijus Alekna LIT 65.86m 65.86
2 Lars Riedel GER 64.00m 64.00 - -
3 Michael Mollenbeck GER 63.53m 60.34 63.53 61.49
4 Aleksander Tammert EST 63.27m 63.27 59.34 59.90
5 Anthony Washington USA 63.18m 60.58 63.18 60.68
6 Shaojie Li CHN 62.89m 61.00 59.97 62.89
7 Robert Fazekas HUN 62.79m 57.23 61.37 62.79
8 Igor Primc SLO 62.35m 57.18 60.39 62.35
9 Leonid Cherevko BLR 61.40m X 60.02 61.40
10 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 60.80m 60.80 58.09 X
11 Jason Tunks CAN 60.13m 60.13 58.95 56.07
12 Andrzej Krawczyk POL 59.48m 59.48 59.16 58.92
13 Diego Fortuna ITA 58.52m 58.07 58.52 57.08
14 Romas Ubartas LIT 58.49m 58.04 X 58.49
15 Glen Smith GBR 58.27m X 58.27 56.59
16 Libor Malina CZE 57.18m X 55.84 57.18
17 Abbas Samimi IRN 54.21m 54.21 X 51.45
18 Ercument Olgundeniz TUR 53.01m 53.01 X X
- Costel Grasu ROM DNF X Ab
Group B 12.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Jurgen Schult GER 65.65m 65.65
2 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 64.23m X 63.63 64.23
3 Andy Bloom USA 64.06m 62.17 X 64.06
4 Aleksandr Borichevskiy RUS 63.40m 60.42 63.40 61.92
5 Vaclavas Kidykas LIT 62.83m 62.83 61.91 59.03
6 Robert Weir GBR 62.71m 62.71 61.75 61.04
7 Andreas Seelig GER 62.57m 57.07 61.92 62.57
8 John Godina USA 62.27m X 59.05 62.27
9 Frantz Kruger RSA 62.02m X 62.02 60.70
10 Mickael Conjungo CAF 59.16m 57.19 55.86 59.16
11 Timo Tompuri FIN 58.90m X 58.90 X
12 Ian Winchester NZL 58.74m 58.74 X 55.21
13 Nick Sweeney IRL 58.62m 58.62 57.27 X
14 Pieter Van Der Kruk NED 57.65m X 57.50 57.65
15 Mario Pestano ESP 57.30m 57.30 54.88 55.62
16 Attila Horvath HUN 56.83m 55.55 56.03 56.83
17 Jason Gervais CAN 54.19m 51.61 54.19 53.64
18 Aleksandr Malashevich BLR 53.20m 52.18 X 53.20

Group A 22 AUG 1999 10:00 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1999
1 1259 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS RUS 67.30 65.68
2 411 Aleksander Tammert EST EST 66.95 66.95
3 614 Lars Riedel GER GER 71.50 69.18
4 697 Róbert Fazekas HUN HUN 66.61 64.92
5 1147 Andrzej Krawczyk POL POL 63.60 63.60
6 238 Shaojie Li CHN CHN 65.16 58.85
7 743 Abbas Samimi IRI IRI 48.96  
8 215 Jason Tunks CAN CAN 67.88 65.54
9 952 Romas Ubartas LTU LTU 70.06 62.53
10 1191 Costel Grasu ROU ROU 67.08 63.58
11 1418 Ercüment Olgundeniz TUR TUR 62.25 62.25
12 123 Leonid Cherevko BLR BLR 64.94 63.23
13 610 Michael Möllenbeck GER GER 67.44 67.00
14 319 Libor Malina CZE CZE 65.08 64.43
15 779 Diego Fortuna ITA ITA 64.68 64.68
16 947 Virgilijus Alekna LTU LTU 69.66 67.46
17 553 Glen Smith GBR GBR 65.11 65.11
18 1300 Igor Primc SLO SLO 63.78 63.78
19 1518 Anthony Washington USA USA 71.14 68.94

Group B 22 AUG 1999 12:00 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1999
1 700 Attila Horváth HUN HUN 68.58 65.13
2 556 Robert Weir GBR GBR 64.60 63.05
3 445 Timo Tompuri FIN FIN 64.90 64.90
4 615 Jürgen Schult GER GER 74.08 67.93
5 1446 Andy Bloom USA USA 67.46 67.46
6 208 Jason Gervais CAN CAN 63.67 63.67
7 184 Mickaël Conjungo CAF CAF 63.78 62.40
8 389 Mario Pestano ESP ESP 61.73 61.73
9 124 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR BLR 67.90 67.80
10 1233 Aleksandr Borichevskiy RUS RUS 65.08 65.08
11 1461 John Godina USA USA 69.91 69.05
12 1113 Ian Winchester NZL NZL 63.74 63.74
13 1212 Frantz Kruger RSA RSA 67.38 67.38
14 1061 Pieter van der Kruk NED NED 66.03 66.03
15 128 Aliaksandr Malashevich BLR BLR 63.78 63.78
16 618 Andreas Seelig GER GER 66.00 65.83
17 740 Nick Sweeney IRL IRL 67.89 64.34
18 949 Vaclovas Kidykas LTU LTU 68.44 65.73

 

 

 

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