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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 62.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 3, 1992
(Competitors: 28; Countries: 16; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
The biggest surprise of the qualifying was the failure of reigning champion Hellmann, who reached 60.52 and missed the final by 36cm. Four of the finalists had reached 70m during the season, with Martén the most recent at that level with two such efforts in Spain just before the Games. The Cuban led after the first round with 65.66, but was overtaken in the next round by Bulgarian veteran Khristova, World Champion in 1991 and European champion nine years earlier, who reached 67.78. The Bulgarian would have only one more valid throw, but held the lead for three more rounds. In the interim Germany’s Wyludda, one of the 70m throwers, could reach only 62.16 for ninth place. Costian, the former Romanian, moved past Korotkevich (65.52) in the fifth round with 66.24, and two throws later Martén stepped up and the stocky (1.72/92Kg) yet athletic Cuban spun quickly and sent the discus out to 70.06 for the gold.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Ilke Wyludda (GER) was slightly favored. She had won the 1990 European Championships and was dominant from 1988-91, when she was upset at the 1991 World Championships by Bulgaria’s Tsvetanka Khristova. Wyludda would never factor and finished only ninth at Barcelona. Cuba’s Maritza Martén, 1987 Pan-American Champion, took the lead in round one with 65.66 (215-5), but Khristova took over in round two with 67.78 (222-4½). In the fifth round, Martén got off 70.06 (229-10¼) to win the gold medal. In 1993 Khristova tested positive for steroids and was banned from competition for four years, effectively ending her career.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 76.80 East Germany Gabriele Reinsch Neubrandenburg (GDR) July 9, 1988
Olympic Record 72.30 East Germany Martina Hellmann Seoul (KOR) September 29, 1988
 
Results
Discus Throw Women Final 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 70.06 Maritza Martén Cuba CUB 16 Aug 63
2 67.78 Tsvetanka Khristova Bulgaria BUL 14 Mar 62
3 66.24 Daniela Costian Romania ROU 30 Apr 65
4 65.52 Larisa Korotkevich Russia RUS 3 Jan 67
5 64.02 Olga Chernyavskaya Russia RUS 17 Sep 63
6 63.80 Hilda Ramos Cuba CUB 1 Sep 64
7 63.74 Iryna Yatchenko Belarus BLR 31 Oct 65
8 63.42 Stefaniya Simova Bulgaria BUL 5 Jun 63
9 62.16 Ilke Wyludda Germany GER 28 Mar 69
10 61.22 Agnese Maffeis Italy ITA 9 Mar 65
11 60.82 Min Chunfeng China CHN 17 Mar 69
12 60.24 Franka Dietzsch Germany GER 22 Jan 68
Discus Throw Women Qualification 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 67.92 Larisa Korotkevich Russia RUS 3 Jan 67
2 65.60 Stefaniya Simova Bulgaria BUL 5 Jun 63
3 65.02 Maritza Martén Cuba CUB 16 Aug 63
4 64.78 Olga Chernyavskaya Russia RUS 17 Sep 63
5 64.26 Ilke Wyludda Germany GER 28 Mar 69
6 64.10 Daniela Costian Romania ROU 30 Apr 65
7 64.06 Tsvetanka Khristova Bulgaria BUL 14 Mar 62
8 63.60 Franka Dietzsch Germany GER 22 Jan 68
9 62.82 Hilda Ramos Cuba CUB 1 Sep 64
10 62.48 Min Chunfeng China CHN 17 Mar 69
11 61.60 Iryna Yatchenko Belarus BLR 31 Oct 65
12 60.88 Agnese Maffeis Italy ITA 9 Mar 65
13 60.62 Nicoleta Grasu Romania ROU 11 Sep 71
14 60.52 Martina Hellmann Germany GER 12 Dec 60
15 60.22 Bárbara Echevarría Cuba CUB 6 Aug 66
16 59.44 Manuela Tîrneci Romania ROU 26 Feb 69
17 59.32 Qiu Qiaoping China CHN 31 Jan 71
18 59.04 Vladimíra Racková Czech Republic CZE 15 May 67
19 58.92 Ilga Bertulsone Latvia LAT 10 Jan 66
20 58.66 Connie Price-Smith United States USA 3 Jun 62
21 58.32 Mette Bergmann Norway NOR 9 Nov 62
22 58.06 Carla Garrett United States USA 31 Jul 67
23 56.68 Cristina Boit Romania ROU 14 May 68
24 55.44 Penny Neer United States USA 7 Nov 60
25 53.14 Ángeles Barreiro Spain ESP 26 Jul 63
26 51.94 Jacqui McKernan Great Britain GBR 1 Jul 65
27 51.62 Ursula Weber Austria AUT 26 Sep 60
28 49.58 Teresa Machado Portugal POR 22 Jul 69
 
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Final

RankAthleteAttemptsDistanceNote
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1st  Maritza Martén (CUB) 65.66 X X 66.90 70.06 66.36 70.06 m  
2nd  Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 65.14 67.78 65.32 X X X 67.78 m  
3rd  Daniela Costian (AUS) 64.40 64.08 64.24 64.92 66.24 65.94 66.24 m  
4  Larisa Korotkevich (EUN) 60.94 X 65.52 X 64.30 X 65.52 m  
5  Olga Burova (EUN) 64.02 X 62.80 61.84 X 63.32 64.02 m  
6  Hilda Ramos (CUB) 62.16 X 62.72 59.28 X 63.80 63.80 m  
7  Irina Yatchenko (EUN) 60.76 62.40 63.74 X X X 63.74 m  
8  Stefania Simova (BUL) X 63.42 63.08 60.20 62.38 60.98 62.42 m  
 
9  Ilke Wyludda (GER) 62.16 61.04 X   62.16 m  
10  Agnese Maffeis (ITA) 61.22 60.80 X   61.22 m  
11  Min Chunfeng (CHN) 59.06 60.82 X   60.82 m  
12  Franka Dietzsch (GER) 60.24 X X   60.24 m
 Qualification
Group A Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Larisa Korotkevich EUN 67.92m 67.92    
2. Maritza Marten CUB 65.02m 65.02    
3. Daniela Costian AUS 64.10m X 64.10  
4. Tsvetanka Khristova BUL 64.06m 64.06    
5. N. Gradinaru ROM 60.62m 58.24 X 60.62
6. M. Hellmann GER 60.52m 59.00 X 60.52
7. B. Echevarria CUB 60.22m X 60.22 X
8. Qiaoping Qiu CHN 59.32m 59.32 58.14 58.88
9. V. Malatova TCH 59.04m 56.46 57.84 59.04
10.Ilga Bertulsone LAT 58.92m 58.92 58.62 X
11.C. Price-Smith USA 58.66m 58.66 X X
12.Mette Bergmann NOR 58.32m X 58.32 X
13.Carla Garrett USA 58.06m 55.24 X 58.06
14.J. Mckernan GBR 51.94m 51.94 X X
Group B Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Stefania Simova BUL 65.60m 65.60    
2. Olga Burova EUN 64.78m 64.78    
3. Ilke Wyludda GER 64.26m 64.26    
4. Franka Dietzsch GER 63.60m 63.60    
5. Hilda Ramos CUB 62.82m 62.82    
6. Chunfeng Min CHN 62.48m 61.82 61.96 62.48
7. Irina Yatchenko EUN 61.60m 58.38 61.60 60.38
8. Agnese Maffeis ITA 60.88m 60.88 X 59.10
9. Manuela Tirneci ROM 59.44m X 59.44 56.24
10.Cristina Boit ROM 56.68m X 56.68 X
11.Penny Neer USA 55.44m 55.44 54.40 55.08
12.A. Barreiro ESP 53.14m 53.14 X X
13.Ursula Weber AUT 51.62m X 51.62 X
14.Teresa Machado POR 49.58m 49.58 X X
 
 

 

 

 

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