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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Athens, Greece Format: Qualifying Round (18.80 or top 12 to final) (Aug 5)
Dates: August 1–10, 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Kumbernuss couldn’t wait to avenge her 1997 World Indoor Championships defeat by Pavlysh, a result which terminated the German’s 53-win streak. “Losing in Paris,” she said, “lit the fire again inside me”; she “wanted to show who is boss in the ring.” Following an opening foul by Pavlysh, Kumbernuss started purposefully with 20.59 to establish a lead she was never to lose ... although it was close. Pavlysh threw 20.57 in the second round and although Kumbernuss responded with 20.71 the Ukrainian was always a danger and finished only 5cm down with 20.66, a far cry from the German’s 1.18m winning margin in 1995 over Huang Zhihong. The latter, champion in 1991 and 1993, finished fourth this time behind Storp, Kumbernuss’s training partner, whose bronze medal winning distance of 19.22 would have netted her 12th place in the 1987 final.
 These are the official results of the Women's Shot Put event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 25 participating athletes, with the final held on Thursday August 7, 1997. The qualification mark was set at 19.00 metres.
 
  Shot Put 5 August

Event report women shot put final

Astrid Kumbernuss (Germany) led the competition from beginning to end. She took the lead in the first round with a throw of 20.71. However, the competition was not easy for Kumbernuss. The 1997 World Indoor Champion, Vita Pavlysh (Ukraine) got very close. In the 2nd round Pavlysh threw 20.57, just 2cm less than the German. Kumbernuss bettered her own result in the same round, improving to 20.71. In the next rounds they both had many throws over 20m, but not better than the early ones. In the sixth round Pavlysh threw 20.66, just 7cm less than her personal best. That was still enough for Kumbernuss, who won the competition, completing it with a 20.70 sixth round effort, only 1cm below her best of today. There were three athletes fighting for the bronze medal. Stephanie Storp (Germany) started the competition with a throw of 19.22 and that was enough for the 3rd position. Huang Zhihong (China) was getting closer with each of her throws, but was left with 4th place with her 4th round throw of 19.15. Connie Price-Smith (USA) was 5th, throwing 19.00 in the first round.
  Final
1 Astrid Kumbernuß GER 5 Feb 70 20.71
2 Vita Pavlysh UKR 15 Jan 69 20.66
3 Stephanie Storp GER 28 Nov 68 19.22
4 Huang Zhihong CHN 7 May 65 19.15
5 Connie Price-Smith USA 3 Jun 62 19.00
6 Li Meisu CHN 17 Apr 59 18.62
7 Nadine Kleinert GER 20 Oct 75 18.42
8 Krystyna Zabawska POL 14 Jan 68 17.83
9 Svetla Sinirtas BUL 17 Jun 64 17.75
10 Svetlana Krivelyova RUS 13 Jun 69 17.38
11 Valeyta Althouse USA 7 Jan 74 16.92
12 Tressa Thompson USA 6 May 75 16.48
Final 18:30 Distance 1. 2. 3. 4 5. 6.
1 Astrid Kumbernuss GER 20.71m 20.59 20.71 20.52 20.24 X 20.70
2 Vita Pavlysh UKR 20.66m X 20.57 X 20.51 20.36 20.66
3 Stephanie Storp GER 19.22m 19.22 18.84 X 18.67 X 18.92
4 Zhihong Huang CHN 19.15m 18.63 18.64 18.72 19.15 X 19.07
5 Connie Price-Smith USA 19.00m 19.00 18.17 18.64 X 18.53 X
6 Meisu Li CHN 18.62m 17.30 18.62 18.21 18.58 18.10 18.50
7 Nadine Kleinert GER 18.42m 18.33 18.42 X 17.91 18.22 X
8 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska POL 17.83m X X 17.83 X 17.55 X
9 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL 17.75m 17.75 17.51 17.62
10 Svetlana Krivelyova RUS 17.38m X 17.08 17.38
11 Valeyta Althouse USA 16.92m 16.92 X 16.78
12 Tressa Thompson USA 16.48m X 16.48 X
 
Qualification 5 August
Group A
1 Connie Price-Smith USA 18,35
2 Nadine Kleinert GER 18,26
3 Stephanie Storp GER 18,12
4 Valeyta Althouse USA 17,89
5 Mara Rosolen ITA 17,87
6 Liuhong Zhang CHN 17,82
7 Irina Korzhanenko RUS 17,80
8 Elisangela Adriano BRA 17,71
9 Valentina Fedyushina UKR 17,31
10 Laurence Manfredi FRA 17,02
11 Myung-Sun Lee KOR 16,39
- Kalliopi Ouzouni GRE NM
Group B
1 Astrid Kumbernuss GER 20,69
2 Vita Pavlysh UKR 20,48
3 Zhihong Huang CHN 19,05
4 Svetlana Krivelyova RUS 18,41
5 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL 18,07
6 Tressa Thompson USA 18,07
7 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska POL 18,05
8 Meisu Li CHN 17,99
9 Judy Oakes GBR 17,84
10 Anna Romanova RUS 17,79
11 Yanina Korolchik BLR 17,75
12 Eleni Tsentemeidou GRE 16,62
13 Nada Kawar JOR 15,76
 
Group A Distance Rk. 1. 2. 3.
1 Connie Price-Smith USA 18.35m 5. 18.00 18.35 X
2 Nadine Kleinert GER 18.26m 6. 16.89 17.87 18.26
3 Stephanie Storp GER 18.12m 7. 18.12 X X
4 Valeyta Althouse USA 17.89m 12. 17.89 17.03 17.36
5 Mara Rosolen ITA 17.87m 13. 16.49 16.84 17.87
6 Liuhong Zhang CHN 17.82m 15. 17.82 17.68 17.67
7 Irina Korzhanenko RUS 17.80m 16. X X 17.80
8 Elisangela Adriano BRA 17.71m 19. X 17.38 17.71
9 Valentina Fedyushina UKR 17.31m 20. 17.31 X 17.19
10 Laurence Manfredi FRA 17.02m 21. X 16.92 17.02
11 Myung-Sun Lee KOR 16.39m 23. 16.38 16.39 X
- Kalliopi Ouzouni GRE NM X X X
Group B Distance Rk. 1. 2. 3.
1 Astrid Kumbernuss GER 20.69m 1. 20.69
2 Vita Pavlysh UKR 20.48m 2. 20.48
3 Zhihong Huang CHN 19.05m 3. 19.05
4 Svetlana Krivelyova RUS 18.41m 4. X 18.41 X
5 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL 18.07m 8. 17.60 18.07 18.04
6 Tressa Thompson USA 18.07m 9. 16.37 18.07 X
7 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska POL 18.05m 10. X X 18.05
8 Meisu Li CHN 17.99m 11. 17.72 X 17.99
9 Judy Oakes GBR 17.84m 14. 17.78 X 17.84
10 Anna Romanova RUS 17.79m 17. 17.79 17.79 X
11 Yanina Korolchik BLR 17.75m 18. 17.44 17.42 17.75
12 Eleni Tsentemeidou GRE 16.62m 22. 16.62 X X
13 Nada Kawar JOR 15.76m 24. 15.76 15.45 15.14

Group A 05 AUG 1997 19:45

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Elisângela Adriano BRA BRA 18.90 18.90
2 Liuhong Zhang CHN CHN 20.54 18.47i
3 Valeyta Althouse USA USA 18.86i 18.86i
4 Laurence Manfredi FRA FRA 16.50 16.50
5 Stephanie Storp GER GER 20.34 19.38
6 Connie Price-Smith USA USA 19.60 19.19
7 Irina Korzhanenko RUS RUS 19.49i 19.49i
8 Myung-Sun Lee KOR KOR 17.77 17.77
9 Valentina Fedyushina UKR UKR 21.60i 18.86
10 Kalliópi Ouzoúni GRE GRE 18.12i 18.12i
11 Mara Rosolen ITA ITA 18.89i 18.89i
12 Nadine Kleinert GER GER 18.91 18.91

Group B 05 AUG 1997 19:45

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Krystyna Zabawska POL POL 19.42 19.06
2 Anna Romanova RUS RUS 20.24 18.09i
3 Judy Oakes GBR GBR 19.36 18.38
4 Meisu Li CHN CHN 21.76  
5 Tressa Thompson USA USA 18.48i 18.48i
6 Nada Qawar JOR JOR 15.28  
7 Zhihong Huang CHN CHN 21.52 19.55
8 Eléni Tsentemeídou GRE GRE 18.53 18.53
9 Vita Pavlysh UKR UKR 20.73 20.73
10 Svetlana Krivelyova RUS RUS 21.06 19.32i
11 Astrid Kumbernuss GER GER 21.22 21.22
12 Yanina Pravalinskay-Karolchyk BLR BLR 18.67 18.67
13 Svetla Mitkova-Sinirtas BUL BUL 20.91

 

 

 

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