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1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - Women's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Atlanta, United States Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 62.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 28, 1996  
Date Finished: July 29, 1996  
(Competitors: 39; Countries: 24; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Overview by IAAF   1996_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Two European titles and undefeated seasons in 1989-90 could not mask the fact that Wyludda had never fulfilled her potential at the global level. Her only Olympic appearance had been a lowly ninth in Barcelona and she had twice won world silvers after being the gold medal favourite. Atlanta made up for this, as she reached 66.78 in the qualifying, and then produced five throws in the final beyond the best of the opposition. Her opening throw of 68.02 effectively quelled the other throwers, and she then boomed the winner of 69.66 in the second round. Her winning margin of 3.18m was only 2cm less than the difference between second and seventh. Sadova was nevertheless a solid second, with four throws better than bronze medallist Zvereva.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Germany’s Ilke Wyludda had won the 1990 and 1994 European Championships but had struggled at the Olympics and World Championships, winning silvers at the Worlds in 1987 and 1995, after being favored. She had been the top thrower in the world from 1988-91, but was now felt to be slightly past her prime. But she ended that jinx in Atlanta with dominating performance. She opened with 68.02 (223-2) to take the lead and improved to 69.66 (228-6½) in the second round. She did not better that mark but her five fair throws all were good enough for the gold medal.
 
 
        Results        
 
Discus Throw Women     Final 29 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 69.66     Ilke Wyludda Germany GER 28 Mar 69  
2 66.48     Natalya Sadova Russia RUS 15 Jul 72  
3 65.64     Ellina Zvereva Belarus BLR 16 Nov 60  
4 65.48     Franka Dietzsch Germany GER 22 Jan 68  
5 64.72     Xiao Yanling China CHN 27 Mar 68  
6 64.70     Olga Chernyavskaya Russia RUS 17 Sep 63  
7 63.28     Nicoleta Grasu Romania ROU 11 Sep 71  
8 62.48     Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Australia AUS 14 Dec 71  
9 62.28     Mette Bergmann Norway NOR 9 Nov 62  
10 61.38     Teresa Machado Portugal POR 22 Jul 69  
11 61.16     Anja Möllenbeck Germany GER 18 Mar 72  
12 60.46     Iryna Yatchenko Belarus BLR 31 Oct 65  
Discus Throw Women     Qualification 28 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 66.78     Ilke Wyludda Germany GER 28 Mar 69  
2 65.10     Xiao Yanling China CHN 27 Mar 68  
3 63.94     Franka Dietzsch Germany GER 22 Jan 68  
4 63.80     Anja Möllenbeck Germany GER 18 Mar 72  
5 63.02     Olga Chernyavskaya Russia RUS 17 Sep 63  
6 63.00     Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Australia AUS 14 Dec 71  
6 63.00     Nicoleta Grasu Romania ROU 11 Sep 71  
8 62.74     Ellina Zvereva Belarus BLR 16 Nov 60  
9 62.28     Natalya Sadova Russia RUS 15 Jul 72  
10 62.24     Mette Bergmann Norway NOR 9 Nov 62  
11 62.04     Iryna Yatchenko Belarus BLR 31 Oct 65  
12 62.02     Teresa Machado Portugal POR 22 Jul 69  
13 61.98     Bárbara Echevarría Cuba CUB 6 Aug 66  
14 61.66     Daniela Costian Australia AUS 30 Apr 65  
15 60.72     Alice Matejková Czech Republic CZE 11 Jan 69  
16 60.08     Maritza Martén Cuba CUB 16 Aug 63  
17 59.82     Atanaska Angelova-Dimitrova Bulgaria BUL 21 Sep 72  
18 59.60     Anastasía Kelesídou Greece GRE 28 Nov 72  
19 59.24     Zdenka Šilhavá Czech Republic CZE 15 Jun 54  
20 58.88     Jacqui McKernan Great Britain GBR 1 Jul 65  
21 58.74     Jacqueline van Daalen Netherlands NED 28 Feb 70  
22 58.70     Ekateríni Vóggoli Greece GRE 30 Oct 70  
23 58.40     Beatrice Faumuina New Zealand NZL 23 Oct 74  
24 58.38     Valentina Ivanova Russia RUS 1 May 63  
25 58.24     Renata Katewicz Poland POL 2 May 65  
25 58.24     Eha Rünne Estonia EST 25 May 63  
27 58.10     Cristina Boit Romania ROU 14 May 68  
28 58.02     Monia Kari Tunisia TUN 14 Apr 71  
29 57.92     Olena Antonova Ukraine UKR 16 Jun 72  
30 57.48     Lacy Barnes-Mileham United States USA 23 Dec 64  
31 56.66     Stilianí Tsikoúna Greece GRE 19 Oct 72  
32 56.54     Agnese Maffeis Italy ITA 9 Mar 65  
33 56.24     Suzy Powell United States USA 3 Sep 76  
34 56.04     Aretha Thurmond United States USA 14 Aug 76  
35 55.68     Liliana Martinelli Argentina ARG 20 May 70  
36 55.48     Corrie de Bruin Netherlands NED 26 Oct 76  
37 55.08     Isabelle Devaluez France FRA 17 Mar 66  
38 53.30     Lyudmila Filimonova Belarus BLR 30 Mar 71  
39 39.70     Oumou Traore Mali MLI 10 Oct 69  
 
Detailed View
 Women Discus Throw Olympic Games Atlanta (USA) 1996
Final Team Dist. 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Ilke Wyludda GER 69.66m 68.02 69.66 66.70 67.86 67.34 X
2. Natalya Sadova RUS 66.48m 62.04 65.66 63.34 66.48 65.72 65.82
3. Elyna Zvereva BLR 65.64m 63.96 65.64 65.64 63.02 64.10 64.84
4. Franka Dietzsch GER 65.48m 64.22 65.48 63.90 63.56 X X
5. Yanling Xiao CHN 64.72m 56.90 63.34 63.72 60.86 64.72 X
6. Olga Chernyavskaya RUS 64.70m 64.70 64.06 X 64.20 61.40 X
7. Nicole Grasu ROM 63.28m 61.12 63.28 X 59.92 62.78 63.26
8. Lisa-Marie Vizaniari AUS 62.48m 62.48 X 59.62 60.32 X 59.96
9. Mette Bergmann NOR 62.28m 59.48 X 62.28
10.Teresa Machado POR 61.38m 61.38 60.48 60.02
11.Anja Guendler GER 61.16m 61.16 60.76 59.48
12.Ira Yatchenko BLR 60.46m X 57.76 60.46
 Qualification
  mark 62.00m 12 Athletes
Group A Team Dist. 1 2 3
1. Ilke Wyludda GER 66.78m 66.78
2. Olga Chernyavskaya RUS 63.02m 60.36 59.62 63.02
3. Nicole Grasu ROM 63.00m 63.00
4. Elyna Zvereva BLR 62.74m 61.86 62.74
5. Teresa Machado POR 62.02m 59.14 62.02
6. Daniela Costian AUS 61.66m 61.66 X 61.24
7. Maritza Marten CUB 60.08m 59.70 57.80 60.08
8. Atanaska Angelova BUL 59.82m 59.82 X X
9. Anastasia Kelesidou GRE 59.60m 59.60 58.44 58.56
10.Zdenka Silhava CZE 59.24m 59.24 57.98 57.14
11.Katerina Vogoli GRE 58.70m 58.24 55.48 58.70
12.Renata Katewicz POL 58.24m X X 58.24
13.Monia Kari TUN 58.02m X 53.02 58.02
14.Lacy Barnes Mileham USA 57.48m X 57.48 56.32
15.Agnese Maffeis ITA 56.54m X X 56.54
16.Aretha Hill USA 56.04m 56.04 55.20 55.14
17.Liliana Martinelli ARG 55.68m 51.46 55.68 X
18.Corrie de Bruin NED 55.48m X X 55.48
19.Lyudmila Filimonova BLR 53.30m X 53.30 X
20.Oumou Traore MLI 39.70m X 39.70 37.16
Group B Team Dist. 1 2 3
1. Yanling Xiao CHN 65.10m 59. 56 59. 60 65.10
2. Franka Dietzsch GER 63. 94m 63. 94
3. Anja Guendler GER 63.80m 53.10 61.72 63.80
4. Lisa Marie Vizaniari AUS 63.00m 63.00
5. Natalya Sadova RUS 62.28m 59.50 61.36 62.28
6. Mette Bergmann NOR 62.24m 59.60 62.24
7. Ira Yatchenko BLR 62.04m 59.60 62.04
8. Barbara Hechevarria CUB 61.98m 56.74 61.38 61.98
9. Alice Matejkova CZE 60.72m 60.72 59.40 X
10.Jacqui Mckernan GBR 58.88m 53.74 58.88 57.60
11.Jacqueline Goormachtigh NED 58.74m 55.70 56.94 58.74
12.Beatrice Faumuina NZL 58.40m 57.30 X 58.40
13.Valentina Ivanova RUS 58.38m 58.30 58.38 58.32
14.Eha Runne EST 58.24m X X 58.24
15.Cristina Boit ROM 58.10m 58.10 X X
16.Olena Antonova UKR 57.92m 57.56 57.92 54.82
17.Stella Tsikouna GRE 56.66m X 53. 62 56.66
18.Suzy Powell USA 56.24m 55.06 56.24 53.98
19.Isabelle Devaluez FRA 55.08m 55.08 X 53.92
 

 

 

 

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