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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Women's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: Qualifying round (68.50 or top 12 to final)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
Moreno became the only athlete to retain a throws title from Edmonton, though she needed three attempts just to qualify for the final. Once there, the 22 year-old Cuban took an immediate lead at 71.02, then went on to dominate the contest with throws of 73.33 and 72.52. Kuzenkova scored a third successive silver. The crowd were greatly relieved that Montebrun moved from fifth to third in round four. Less satisfied was Gu, who became the first woman to throw 70m and not win a medal.
 These are the official results of the Women's Hammer Throw event at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with the final held on Thursday 28 August 2003.

Records

Standing records prior to the 2003 World Athletics Championships
World Record  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 76.07 m August 29, 1999 Switzerland Rüdlingen, Switzerland
Event Record  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 75.20 m August 24, 1999 Spain Seville, Spain
Season Best  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 75.14 m July 17, 2003 Italy Savona, Italy
 
  Hammer Throw 28 August
  Final

Event Report Women Hammer Throw Final

The women's Hammer Throw, one of the finals most eagerly awaited by the French crowd, didn't turn out as they were hoping.

The French gold medal hope Manuela MONTEBURN had qualified easily, with the best mark of all finallists, 71.36m, so a win was more or less anticipated by the audience in the stadium.
 
However, even the first round already showed that the final is not quite like a qualifying competition, and the enormous pressure on the young world number three started to show. Montebrun only managed to throw 69.38m in the first round with the crowd roaring wildly. The defending World Champion from Edmonton 2001, Yipsi MORENO (CUB), also the world leader this season with 75.14m, took control of the competition right from the start. The Cuban unleashed her hammer to land over the 70m line, at 71.02m, and was leading clearly after round one. Susanne KEIL (GER) was in second place with her 69.43m and Montebrun third (69.38m).
 
There were many changes at the top of the rankings in the second round. First the Chinese GU Yuan, the 2002 World Cup winner and Asian record holder at 71.10m, moved into second place throwing 69.66m. Gu, who was injured in a competition in April, was only competing in her second final of the season. Olga KUZENKOVA (RUS), the 2002 European Champion and second in the world list this season, moved to second place with 71.14m. However, it was again the Cuban Moreno, who stole the show. Moreno's 73.33m made sure than the others were not going to catch her.
 
Montebrun continued her average throwing of below 70m in round three, but Gu was able to better her mark by throwing 70.77m, her second best result all-time. Moreno again got well over 70m with 72.52m, but after this throw it was clear that she had used all of her energy in the competition and was not going to better her result in the last three rounds.
 
In the fourth round the French crowd finally got what it had been waiting for. Montebrun got closer to her own level, going 15 centimetres clear of the Chinese to grab the bronze medal with 70.92m. Kuzenkova secured her silver medal during the same round with 71.71m.
 
After this throw all the athletes started to lose technique and many fouled attempts resulted.
 
No one improved intì the last two rounds and there was only one throw over 70m, Kuzenkova's 70.73m in round five.
 
In winning Moreno has added a second successive World Championship to her account. Kuzenkova took the silver with 71.71m and Montebrun just edged the Chinese Gu Yuan by 15cm, 70.92m to 70.77m.

1 Yipsi Moreno CUB 19 Nov 80 73.33
2 Olga Kuzenkova RUS 4 Oct 70 71.71
3 Manuela Montebrun FRA 13 Nov 79 70.92
4 Gu Yuan CHN 9 May 82 70.77
5 Susanne Keil GER 18 May 78 69.43
6 Mihaela Melinte ROU 27 Mar 75 68.69
7 Anna Mahon USA 19 Dec 74 68.45
8 Kamila Skolimowska POL 4 Nov 82 68.39
9 Candice Scott TTO 17 Sep 80 67.73
10 Lorraine Shaw GBR 2 Apr 68 65.95
11 Betty Heidler GER 14 Oct 83 65.81
12 Melissa Myerscough USA 5 Sep 79 62.34
Final 20:45 Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Yipsi Moreno CUB 73.33m 71.02 73.33 72.52 69.84 64.98 X
2 Olga Kuzenkova RUS 71.71m 68.71 71.14 X 71.71 70.73 65.86
3 Manuela Montebrun FRA 70.92m 69.38 68.61 68.37 70.92 69.64 X
4 Yuan Gu CHN 70.77m 68.68 69.66 70.77 X X 66.13
5 Susanne Keil GER 69.43m 69.43 X 69.17 X 68.38 67.41
6 Mihaela Melinte ROU 68.69m 68.04 68.69 X 68.03 X X
7 Anna Mahon USA 68.45m 66.48 65.42 68.45 64.55 68.30 67.34
8 Kamila Skolimowska POL 68.39m 66.05 68.39 X 65.83 X 65.85
9 Candice Scott TRI 67.73m 66.75 66.80 67.73
10 Lorraine Shaw GBR 65.95m 65.66 65.95 63.92
11 Betty Heidler GER 65.81m 65.81 64.20 X
- Melissa Price USA DQ X X 62.34
  Qualification 26 August

Event Report Women Hammer Throw Qualification

She came,she threw, she qualified. In her first throw, Manuel MONTEBRUN raised French hopes for a medal with an effortless 71.36m, the furthest distance of any woman in the qualifying round of the women's Hammer Throw.
 
Montebrun wasted no time in starting her throw and seemed to have something in reserve, indicating that she must be one of the favourites for the final.
 
What followed was a long series of throws short of the yellow line which marks the automatic qualifying distance for the final.
 
This season the qualifying distance of 68.50m has been passed 26 times but today only three women managed that and the 12th place qualifier, GU Yuan (CHN) got through with 66.02m.
 
The women who were expected to challenge the French champion are world leader Yipsi MORENO (CUB), Olga KUZENKOVA (RUS), Irina SEKACHOVA (UKR), Kamila SKOLIMOWSKA (POL) and Susanne KEIL (GER).
 
Defending champion Moreno, waited until her third attempt to throw 70.91m, while Kuzenkova's best effort was 69.53m. Sekachova will not play a part in the final after reaching only 61.23m to finish 33rd. Keil was one of many athletes who threw well under their best but still qualified with 66.30m while Skolimowska was marginally better with 66.38m
 
World record holder Mihaela MELINTE of Romania could only manage 67.27m but will still fight for a medal.
 
Edmonton bronze medallist Bronwyn EAGLES missed the final with her best effort only 64.97m.
 
There will be two Germans as Betty HEIDLER also qualified and two Americans, Anna MAHON and Melissa PRICE. Lorraine SHAW (GBR) will contest her third World Championship final while Candice SCOTT (TRI) is in her first.
  Group A
1 Yipsi Moreno CUB 19 Nov 80 70.91 Q
2 Olga Kuzenkova RUS 4 Oct 70 69.53 Q
3 Candice Scott TTO 17 Sep 80 67.27 q
4 Kamila Skolimowska POL 4 Nov 82 66.38 q
5 Susanne Keil GER 18 May 78 66.30 q
6 Melissa Myerscough USA 5 Sep 79 66.13 q
7 Gu Yuan CHN 9 May 82 66.02 q
8 Brooke Billett AUS 9 Jul 80 64.84
9 Yunaika Crawford CUB 2 Nov 82 64.59
10 Zhao Wei CHN 27 Jan 79 63.85
11 Vânia Silva POR 8 Jun 80 63.82
12 Clarissa Claretti ITA 7 Oct 80 62.19
13 Dawn Ellerbe USA 3 Apr 74 61.66
14 Evdokía Tsámoglou GRE 15 Dec 78 61.44
15 Alla Davydova RUS 5 May 66 61.43
16 Cecilia Nilsson SWE 22 Jun 79 61.14
17 Masumi Aya JPN 1 Jan 80 60.78
18 Aldenay Vasallo CUB 25 Feb 77 58.96
19 Berta Castells ESP 24 Jan 84 58.13
Sanja Gavrilović CRO 20 Sep 82 NM
Volha Tsander BLR 18 May 76 NM
Andrea Bunjes GER 5 Feb 76 NM
  Group B
1 Manuela Montebrun FRA 13 Nov 79 71.36 Q
2 Betty Heidler GER 14 Oct 83 67.46 q
3 Mihaela Melinte ROU 27 Mar 75 67.27 q
4 Anna Mahon USA 19 Dec 74 67.25 q
5 Lorraine Shaw GBR 2 Apr 68 66.10 q
6 Sviatlana Sudak BLR 20 Mar 71 65.29
7 Zhang Wenxiu CHN 22 Mar 86 65.09
8 Sini Latvala FIN 3 Feb 80 65.01
9 Bronwyn Eagles AUS 23 Aug 80 64.97
10 Ester Balassini ITA 20 Oct 77 64.77
11 Alexándra Papayeoryíou GRE 17 Dec 80 64.72
12 Marwa Ahmed Hussein EGY 19 Jun 78 64.53
13 Lisa Misipeka ASA 3 Jan 75 64.42
14 Aksana Miankova BLR 28 Mar 82 64.11
15 Yelena Konevtsova RUS 11 Sep 81 63.00
16 Katalin Divós HUN 11 May 74 62.58
17 Florence Ezeh FRA 29 Dec 77 62.12
18 Iryna Sekachyova UKR 21 Jul 76 61.23
19 Ivana Brkljačić CRO 25 Jan 83 60.06
20 Lucie Vrbenská CZE 12 May 77 57.73
21 Elena Teloni CYP 16 Dec 64 55.20
22 Siniva Marsters COK 7 Oct 80 41.54
 
Group A 10.05h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Manuela Montebrun FRA 71.36m 71.36
2 Olga Kuzenkova RUS 69.53m X 67.89 69.53
3 Candice Scott TRI 67.27m 67.27 65.86 63.10
4 Kamila Skolimowska POL 66.38m 66.38 66.01 X
5 Susanne Keil GER 66.30m 61.56 66.30 61.10
6 Melissa Price USA 66.13m 66.13 X X
7 Yuan Gu CHN 66.02m 61.14 64.03 66.02
8 Brooke Krueger AUS 64.84m 63.97 64.84 X
9 Yunaika Crawford CUB 64.59m 59.59 X 64.59
10 Wei Zhao CHN 63.85m 60.50 63.85 61.91
11 Vania Silva POR 63.82m 62.75 X 63.82
12 Clarissa Claretti ITA 62.19m X 58.99 62.19
13 Dawn Ellerbe USA 61.66m 61.66 56.00 60.19
14 Evdokia Tsamoglou GRE 61.44m X X 61.44
15 Alla Davydova RUS 61.43m 60.93 60.84 61.43
16 Cecilia Nilsson SWE 61.14m X 60.09 61.14
17 Masumi Aya JPN 60.78m 60.51 X 60.78
18 Aldenay Vasallo CUB 58.96m 58.96 58.71 58.43
19 Berta Castells ESP 58.13m 57.64 58.13 X
- Sanja Gavrilovic CRO NM X X X
- Olga Tsander BLR NM X X X
- Andrea Bunjes GER NM X X X
Group B 12.00h Team Dist. 1 2 3
1 Yipsi Moreno CUB 70.91m 66.78 67.20 70.91
2 Betty Heidler GER 67.46m 67.46 X X
3 Mihaela Melinte ROU 67.27m 67.23 65.39 67.27
4 Anna Mahon USA 67.25m 66.83 66.16 67.25
5 Lorraine Shaw GBR 66.10m 66.10 63.53 64.60
6 Svetlana Sudak BLR 65.29m 65.29 61.92 X
7 Wenxiu Zhang CHN 65.09m 65.09 X X
8 Sini Poyry FIN 65.01m 60.49 65.00 65.01
9 Bronwyn Eagles AUS 64.97m 64.82 64.97 61.25
10 Ester Balassini ITA 64.77m 64.04 64.77 60.57
11 Alexandra Papayeoryiou GRE 64.72m 64.72 59.94 X
12 Marwa Hussein EGY 64.53m 64.53 63.92 64.21
13 Lisa Misipeka ASA 64.42m 63.10 61.49 64.42
14 Oksana Menkova BLR 64.11m X 64.11 61.60
15 Yelena Konevtseva RUS 63.00m 63.00 59.40 62.88
16 Katalin Divos HUN 62.58m X 59.60 62.58
17 Florence Ezeh FRA 62.12m 62.12 57.41 61.73
18 Iryna Sekachova UKR 61.23m X 61.23 56.91
19 Ivana Brkljacic CRO 60.06m 56.16 60.06 X
20 Lucie Vrbenska CZE 57.73m X 56.69 57.73
21 Elena Teloni CYP 55.20m 55.20 X 52.83
22 Siniva Marsters COK 41.54m X 41.54 39.60

Group A 26 AUG 2003 10:05 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 114 Volha Tsandzer BLR BLR 70.11 70.02
2 424 Andrea Bunjes GER GER 69.33 69.33
3 489 Evdokiá Tsámoglou GRE GRE 68.12 68.12
4 46 Brooke Krueger-Billett AUS AUS 67.87 67.40
5 566 Clarissa Claretti ITA ITA 68.23 67.43
6 904 Alla Davydova RUS RUS 69.17 69.17
7 1127 Dawn Ellerbe USA USA 70.62 68.33
8 927 Olga Kuzenkova RUS RUS 75.68 74.98
9 1034 Cecilia Nilsson SWE SWE 65.14 63.49
10 1154 Melissa Myerscough USA USA 67.59 67.59
11 855 Vânia Silva POR POR 68.43 68.14
12 370 Manuela Montebrun FRA FRA 74.50 74.50
13 444 Susanne Keil GER GER 71.93 71.93
14 615 Masumi Aya JPN JPN 66.27 63.99
15 168 Yuan Gu CHN CHN 71.10 67.11
16 233 Yunaika Crawford CUB CUB 70.69 70.69
17 843 Kamila Skolimowska POL POL 72.60 71.38
18 244 Aldenay Vasallo CUB CUB 69.72 69.72
19 225 Sanja Gavrilovic CRO CRO 67.72 67.72
20 185 Wei Zhao CHN CHN 70.67 70.67
21 289 Berta Castells ESP ESP 65.70 65.70
22 1071 Candice Scott TTO TTO 69.79 69.79

Group B 26 AUG 2003 12:00 

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
1 276 Marwa Hussein EGY EGY 65.26 65.26
2 521 Katalin Divós HUN HUN 70.79 67.40
3 224 Ivana Brkljacic CRO CRO 68.18 68.03
4 921 Yelena Konevtseva RUS RUS 69.59 69.59
5 341 Sini Pöyry FIN FIN 68.28 67.64
6 409 Lorraine Shaw GBR GBR 68.93 68.93
7 351 Florence Ezeh FRA FRA 68.03 67.51
8 879 Mihaela Melinte ROU ROU 76.07 71.99
9 183 Wenxiu Zhang CHN CHN 70.60 70.60
10 1100 Iryna Syekachova UKR UKR 72.96 72.96
11 109 Aksana Miankova BLR BLR 67.58 67.58
12 439 Betty Heidler GER GER 70.42 70.42
13 1144 Anna Mahon USA USA 72.01 71.33
14 31 Lisa Misipeka ASA ASA 69.24 69.24
15 242 Yipsi Moreno CUB CUB 75.14 75.14
16 44 Bronwyn Eagles AUS AUS 71.12 71.12
17 249 Elena Teloni CYP CYP 65.04 65.04
18 564 Ester Balassini ITA ITA 70.43 70.43
19 113 Sviatlana Sudak-Torun BLR BLR 68.55 68.55
20 484 Alexándra Papayeoryíou GRE GRE 69.98 69.98
21 208 Siniva Marsters COK COK 48.47 48.47
22 259 Lucie Vrbenská CZE CZE 67.86 67.86

 

 

 

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