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2001 World Championships in Athletics Edmonton, Canada

2001 8th IAAF World Championships - Edmonton - Men's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Format: Qualifying round (65.50 or top 12 to final) (Aug 6)
Dates: August 3–12, 2001
Nations participating: 189
Athletes participating: 1677
    Main venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Overview by IAAF   EDMONTON STADIUM 
On 2001 form, Riedel was ranked only 8th of those competing in Edmonton. The former champion had missed four week’s training with a knee injury, but he worked his World Championship magic again to win a fifth gold. Only Sergey Bubka, with six pole vault golds, has a better record in a single event than Riedel’s five golds and one bronze. It was not an easy victory for the giant German. Before his fourth throw, he lay fourth with 67.10 behind Olympic Champion Alekna (69.40), Möllenbeck (67.61), and Shevchenko (67.16). Riedel overtook them all with 69.50, followed by 69.72, the furthest ever in a major championship. “Had my leg been a little quicker during my spin I would have thrown over 70 metres,” said the winner

These are the official results of the Men's Discus Throw event at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There were a total number of 26 participating athletes, with the final held on Wednesday 8 August 2001. The qualification mark was set at 65.50 metres.

Records

Standing records prior to the 2001 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m June 6, 1986 East Germany Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Event Record  Anthony Washington (USA) 69.08 m August 24, 1999 Spain Seville, Spain
Season Best  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 70.99 m March 30, 2001 South Africa Stellenbosch, South Africa
 
  Discus Throw 8 August
Men's Discus Final-Lancer du disque h. finale
“Mr. Discus” is back! Germany’s four time World champion Lars RIEDEL established a championship record of 69.72m in round five of the men’s discus final to reinforce the lead he had taken from Olympic champion Virgilijus ALEKNA of Lithuania in the previous round. In doing so he won his fifth world title. Only Ukraine’s Sergey BUBKA has more world championship wins in any one individual event.
ALEKNA the only man in the world during both the last two years to have thrown the discus over 70 metres, must have thought he had the competition won when in round three he let fly a mighty 69.40m, as besides himself, only South Africa’s Frantz KRUGER and Finland’s Timo TOMPURI had thrown further this outdoor season. As it turned out he was right not to fear either man as KRUGER finished 8th (65.27m) and TOMPURI 10th (62.82m).
However, RIEDEL was always a spectre shadowing the Lithuanian’s ambitions of adding the world title to his Olympic gold medal, as his qualification mark of 68.28m signalled the German master was verging on top form. Riedel started this season late after a knee operation.
The competition had begun with ALEKNA ending the first round in the lead with 67.65m, with another German, Olympic finallist Michael MOLLENBECK in second with a personal best of 67.61m, a performance that would eventually take the bronze medal. ALEKNA fouled in the second round but RIEDEL came close to the lead with 67.10m.
Round three brought ALEKNA’s best throw of the competition (69.40m) which raised his lead but it was an advantage destined to be short lived, as in the next round with the Lithuanian fouling, RIEDEL threw 69.50m to move in front. Then as if to destroy any gold medal hopes that ALEKNA might still retain, RIEDEL consolidated his lead with a mighty 69.72m to become the third longest thrower in the world this year. ALEKNA responded well in the next round with 67.28m but by fouling in the final round, he had let the gold slip out of his hands. RIEDEL’s sixth round was another good 68.36m.
In a high quality competition it is also worth noting that Russia’s Dmitriy SHEVCHENKO's throw of 67.57m was a personal best (4th). Olympic bronze medallist Vasiliy KAPTYUKH of Belarus established a new personal season’s best of 66.25m (6th). Hungary’s Roland VARGA’s 65.86m (7th) was a personal best. The only disappointment for the crowd was the below par performance of Canada’s Jason TUNKS whose first round 63.79m was not good enough to qualify for the last three rounds of the final.
  Final
1 Lars Riedel GER 28 Jun 67 69.72
2 Virgilijus Alekna LTU 13 Feb 72 69.40
3 Michael Möllenbeck GER 12 Dec 69 67.61
4 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 13 May 68 67.57
5 Adam Setliff USA 15 Dec 69 66.55
6 Vasiliy Kaptyukh BLR 27 Jun 67 66.25
7 Roland Varga HUN 22 Oct 77 65.86
8 Frantz Kruger RSA 22 May 75 65.27
9 Jason Tunks CAN 7 May 75 63.79
10 Timo Tompuri FIN 9 Jun 69 62.82
11 Igor Primc SLO 8 Jan 66 62.36
12 Einar Kristian Tveitå NOR 22 Feb 73 59.11
Final 20.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Lars Riedel GER 69.72m 65.41 67.10 66.74 69.50 69.72 68.36
2 Virgilijus Alekna LTU 69.40m 67.65 X 69.40 X 67.28 X
3 Michael Mollenbeck GER 67.61m 67.61 X 65.76 66.60 65.30 64.48
4 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 67.57m 63.21 X 66.68 67.16 67.57 65.95
5 Adam Setliff USA 66.55m 66.55 66.49 X X X X
6 Vasiliy Kaptyukh BLR 66.25m 62.88 65.98 62.93 66.08 66.25 65.08
7 Roland Varga HUN 65.86m X 58.66 65.86 62.37 64.80 X
8 Frantz Kruger RSA 65.27m 63.61 64.89 X 65.27 62.24 X
9 Jason Tunks CAN 63.79m 63.79 X X
10 Timo Tompuri FIN 62.82m 62.82 59.42 X
11 Igor Primc SLO 62.36m 62.36 X 62.26
12 Einar Kristian Tveitaa NOR 59.11m X 58.60 59.11
Men's Discus Qualification-Disque h. qual.
The automatic qualifying standard of 65.50m turned out to be excessively high given the early morning start time for this preliminary round of the men's discus and the fact that only two throwers were able to managed the grade.
Leading the overall list of qualifiers for Wednesday's final was Germany's Lars RIEDEL(Group "B") with a season's best of 68.26m, which gave notice that the four time world champion (1991,93,95,97)is coming back to his best.
The other thrower to proceed straight to the final was Vasiliy KAPTYUKH of Belarus (65.71m)who was fourth at last summer's Olympics.
The gold and bronze medallists from that Sydney final, gold medallist Virgilijus ALEKNA of Lithuania (65.22m) and Frantz KRUGER of South Africa (64.79m) were the next best this morning.
Russia's Dmitriy SHEVCHENKO threw 64.55m with his first attempt and passed his other throws when it was clear that the distance would be more than adequate to proceed to the final.
The stadium spectators got behind Canada's Jason TUNKS and his second attempt of 64.34m fully repaid that support. There is an outside possibility here of a Canadian medal, as TUNKS presently lies fifth on the world's season's list with 67.70m.
Finland's Timo TOMPURI who has the third longest throw in the world this season to his name (69.62m)threw a solid 63.34m.
Of the others, Hungary's Roland VARGA (63.52m), Igor PRIMC of Slovenia (62.60m), Germany's Olympic finallist Michael MOLLENBECK (62.54m)and Norway's Einar Kristian TVEITA (61.85m) all qualified in the top 12 places.
Most surprisingly only one American Adam SETLIFF (62.25m) who was fifth in the Sydney Olympics, has qualified. World shot champion John GODINA just could not motivate himself (57.19m) and Andy BLOOM also had a nightmare (56.32m).
Also Robert FAZEKAS of Hungary who has thrown over 68m this year disappointed with a best of 53.73m.
  Qualification 6 August
Lars Riedel GER 28 Jun 67 68.26 Q
Vasiliy Kaptyukh BLR 27 Jun 67 65.71 Q
Virgilijus Alekna LTU 13 Feb 72 65.22 q
Frantz Kruger RSA 22 May 75 64.79 q
Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 13 May 68 64.55 q
Jason Tunks CAN 7 May 75 64.34 q
Roland Varga HUN 22 Oct 77 63.52 q
Timo Tompuri FIN 9 Jun 69 63.34 q
Igor Primc SLO 8 Jan 66 62.60 q
Michael Möllenbeck GER 12 Dec 69 62.54 q
Adam Setliff USA 15 Dec 69 62.25 q
Einar Kristian Tveitå NOR 22 Feb 73 61.85 q
Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 7 Jan 72 61.73
Romas Ubartas LTU 26 May 60 61.49
Robert Weir GBR 4 Feb 61 61.05
Aleksander Tammert EST 2 Feb 73 61.04
Jo Van Daele BEL 6 Apr 72 60.19
Ionel Oprea ROU 12 Oct 70 60.18
Michael Lischka GER 23 Dec 73 59.94
Zoltán Kővágó HUN 10 Apr 79 58.42
John Godina USA 31 May 72 57.19
Mario Pestano ESP 8 Apr 78 56.58
Andy Bloom USA 11 Aug 73 56.32
Rasheed Shafi Al-Dosari QAT 8 May 81 54.48
Marcelo Pugliese ARG 2 Sep 68 54.06
Róbert Fazekas HUN 18 Aug 75 53.73
 
Group A 9.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Vasiliy Kaptyukh BLR 65.71m 65.71
2 Frantz Kruger RSA 64.79m 63.91 64.79 64.59
3 Jason Tunks CAN 64.34m X 64.34 63.14
4 Timo Tompuri FIN 63.34m 61.33 58.70 63.34
5 Michael Mollenbeck GER 62.54m X 61.13 62.54
6 Einar Kristian Tveitaa NOR 61.85m 60.86 61.85 58.38
7 Romas Ubartas LTU 61.49m 58.44 61.49 X
8 Robert Weir GBR 61.05m 61.05 X X
9 Jo Van Daele BEL 60.19m 57.92 X 60.19
10 Zoltan Kovago HUN 58.42m 48.26 X 58.42
11 John Godina USA 57.19m X 57.19 X
12 Andy Bloom USA 56.32m 56.32 X X
13 Marcelo Pugliese ARG 54.06m X 54.06 52.75
Group B 10.45h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Lars Riedel GER 68.26m 68.26
2 Virgilijus Alekna LTU 65.22m 65.22
3 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS 64.55m 64.55
4 Roland Varga HUN 63.52m 63.52 61.48 63.49
5 Igor Primc SLO 62.60m X 62.60 56.57
6 Adam Setliff USA 62.25m 62.25 X 58.16
7 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR 61.73m 61.73 X 59.42
8 Aleksander Tammert EST 61.04m 60.87 X 61.04
9 Ionel Oprea ROM 60.18m 60.18 58.57 60.16
10 Michael Lischka GER 59.94m 58.36 59.94 57.16
11 Mario Pestano ESP 56.58m 55.99 X 56.58
12 RashidShafi Al-Dosari QAT 54.48m X X 54.48
13 Robert Fazekas HUN 53.73m X X 53.73

Group A 06 AUG 2001 09:00 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2001
1 945 Frantz Kruger RSA RSA 69.96 69.96
2 484 Michael Möllenbeck GER GER 67.44 67.17
3 863 Einar Kristian Tveitå NOR NOR 63.64 62.41
4 745 Romas Ubartas LTU LTU 70.06 65.25
5 1142 Andy Bloom USA USA 67.46 66.17
6 186 Jason Tunks CAN CAN 67.88 67.70
7 541 Zoltán Kövágó HUN HUN 66.93 66.93
8 1164 John Godina USA USA 69.91 67.66
9 25 Marcelo Pugliese ARG ARG 64.20 62.91
10 444 Robert Weir GBR GBR 65.08 63.03
11 89 Jo Van Daele BEL BEL 64.24 64.24
12 363 Timo Tompuri FIN FIN 69.62 69.62
13 109 Vasili Kaptyukh BLR BLR 67.59 67.25

Group B 06 AUG 2001 10:4

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2001
1 486 Lars Riedel GER GER 71.50 67.27
2 1017 Igor Primc SLO SLO 64.79 62.74
3 990 Dmitriy Shevchenko RUS RUS 67.30 66.48
4 743 Virgilijus Alekna LTU LTU 73.88 70.99
5 538 Róbert Fazekas HUN HUN 68.09 68.09
6 925 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari QAT QAT 62.77 62.77
7 1201 Adam Setliff USA USA 68.94 68.94
8 933 Ionel Oprea ROU ROU 63.64 63.64
9 329 Aleksander Tammert EST EST 67.41 67.10
10 544 Roland Varga HUN HUN 65.39 65.27
11 106 Vladimir Dubrovshchik BLR BLR 69.28 64.41
12 314 Mario Pestano ESP ESP 67.92 67.92
13 481 Michael Lischka GER GER 65.04 65.04

 

 

 

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