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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Women's Hammer Throw

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 65.60 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 27, 2000  
Date Finished: September 29, 2000  
(Competitors: 28; Countries: 20; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
The first shock came when Mihaela Melinte, the world record holder, and co-favourite, was marched off the field before the qualifying competition because of a doping violation. The other favourite, Kuzenkova led the qualifying by almost 3m with 70.60. Sosimenko led the final with her opening 67.95 until the third round. Skolimowska then broke her world junior record (70.66) with 71.16. Kuzenkova responded with 69.64 and 69.77, but could never get on terms with the 17 year-old Pole. Both Münchow (69.28) and Moreno (68.33) went ahead of Sosimenko in the 5th round. The athletics world was shocked when, in February 2009, Skolimowska died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism at the age of
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The dominant thrower was Romania's Mihaela Melinte. She had set four world records in 1999, won the 1998 European Championships, and the 1999 World Championships. During the warm-up for qualifying she was informed that she had a doping positive from a few days earlier, and she was out of the competition. That left the event wide-open but Olga Kuzenkova had finished second to Melinte at both of the major meets in 1998-1999. Poland's Kamila Skolimowska was the world junior record holder but had no major international experience, and she was only 17-years-old. In the third round she threw 71.16 (233-6) to break her world junior record and that cemented the gold. Kuzenkova threw over 69 metres in rounds three and four to move into second but fouled her final two throws.
 

Records

Standing records prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics
World Record  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 76.06 m 29 August 1999 Switzerland Rüdlingen, Switzerland
Olympic Record New Event
Seasons Best  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 75.68 m 4 June 2000 Russia Tula, Russia
Broken records during the 2000 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 70.60 m 27 September 2000 Australia Sydney, Australia
Olympic Record  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) 71.16 m 29 September 2000 Australia Sydney, Australia
 
        Results        
 
Hammer Throw Women     Final 29 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 71.16     Kamila Skolimowska Poland POL 4 Nov 82 WYB17
2 69.77     Olga Kuzenkova Russia RUS 4 Oct 70  
3 69.28     Kirsten Münchow Germany GER 21 Jan 77  
4 68.33     Yipsi Moreno Cuba CUB 19 Nov 80  
5 67.95     Debbie Sosimenko Australia AUS 5 Apr 74  
6 67.08     Lyudmila Gubkina Belarus BLR 28 May 72  
7 66.80     Dawn Ellerbe United States USA 3 Apr 74  
8 66.15     Amy Palmer United States USA 20 Apr 75  
9 64.27     Lorraine Shaw Great Britain GBR 2 Apr 68  
10 64.21     Sviatlana Sudak Belarus BLR 20 Mar 71  
11 63.20     Ivana Brkljačić Croatia CRO 25 Jan 83  
12 62.49     Sini Latvala Finland FIN 3 Feb 80  
Hammer Throw Women     Qualification 27 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 70.60   Q Olga Kuzenkova Russia RUS 4 Oct 70  
2 67.64   Q Kirsten Münchow Germany GER 21 Jan 77  
3 66.30   Q Kamila Skolimowska Poland POL 4 Nov 82  
4 65.74   Q Yipsi Moreno Cuba CUB 19 Nov 80  
5 65.01   Q Ivana Brkljačić Croatia CRO 25 Jan 83  
6 64.91   Q Dawn Ellerbe United States USA 3 Apr 74  
7 64.01   Q Debbie Sosimenko Australia AUS 5 Apr 74  
8 63.83   Q Sviatlana Sudak Belarus BLR 20 Mar 71  
9 63.80   Q Sini Latvala Finland FIN 3 Feb 80  
10 63.29   Q Lyudmila Gubkina Belarus BLR 28 May 72  
11 63.21   Q Lorraine Shaw Great Britain GBR 2 Apr 68  
12 62.78   Q Amy Palmer United States USA 20 Apr 75  
13 62.74     Katalin Divós Hungary HUN 11 May 74  
14 61.74     Lisa Misipeka American Samoa ASA 3 Jan 75  
15 61.48     Tatyana Konstantinova Russia RUS 18 Nov 70  
16 61.44     Iryna Sekachyova Ukraine UKR 21 Jul 76  
17 61.18     Tasha Williams New Zealand NZL 31 Jul 73  
18 60.86     Alla Davydova Russia RUS 5 May 66  
19 60.85     Jesseca Cross United States USA 10 May 75  
20 59.54     Zhao Wei China CHN 27 Jan 79  
21 59.49     Karyne Di Marco Australia AUS 14 Mar 78  
22 59.43     Mia Strömmer Finland FIN 26 Feb 74  
23 59.15     Michelle Fournier Canada CAN 9 May 77  
24 57.77     Manuela Montebrun France FRA 13 Nov 79  
25 56.18     Caroline Fournier Mauritius MRI 7 May 75  
26 54.92     Anelia Kumanova Bulgaria BUL 27 Apr 72  
  NM     Ester Balassini Italy ITA 20 Oct 77  
  NM     Volha Tsander Belarus BLR 18 May 76  
 
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Qualifying

Group A

Group B
Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 70.60 70.60 m OR
2  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) 66.30 66.30 m  
3  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 65.74 65.74 m  
4  Dawn Ellerbe (USA) 64.91 63.27 57.99 64.91 m  
5  Svetlana Sudak (BLR) X X 63.83 63.83 m  
6  Lorraine Shaw (GBR) 63.21 62.60 57.09 63.21 m  
7  Amy Palmer (USA) 61.96 62.49 62.78 62.78 m  
8  Iryna Sekachova (UKR) 61.44 60.62 X 61.44 m  
9  Tasha Williams (NZL) 50.96 54.14 61.18 61.18 m  
10  Alla Davydova (RUS) 60.86 X X 60.86 m  
11  Karyne Perkins (AUS) 55.18 59.49 55.22 59.49 m  
12  Mia Strömmer (FIN) 57.33 X 59.43 59.43 m  
13  Michelle Fournier (CAN) X 55.72 59.15 59.15 m  
14  Caroline Fournier (MRI) X 53.60 56.18 56.18 m  
 Ester Balassini (ITA) X X X NM  
Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Note
1 2 3
1  Kirsten Münchow (GER) 59.09 67.64 67.64 m  
2  Ivana Brkljačić (CRO) 65.01 62.59 X 65.01 m  
3  Deborah Sosimenko (AUS) 64.01 61.18 59.53 64.01 m  
4  Sini Pöyry (FIN) 63.80 60.12 61.81 63.80 m  
5  Lyudmila Gubkina (BLR) 62.40 63.13 63.29 63.29 m  
6  Katalin Divós (HUN) 61.88 X 62.74 62.74 m  
7  Lisa Misipeka (ASA) 61.74 58.74 X 61.74 m  
8  Tatyana Konstantinova (RUS) 57.24 61.14 61.48 61.48 m  
9  Jesseca Cross (USA) 56.98 60.85 60.51 60.85 m  
10  Zhao Wei (CHN) 59.54 57.44 55.98 59.54 m  
11  Manuela Montebrun (FRA) 57.60 X 57.77 57.77 m  
12  Aneliya Yordanova (BUL) X 54.92 54.69 54.92 m  
 Olga Tsander (BLR) X X X NM
 

Final

Rank Athlete Attempts Distance Extra
1 2 3 4 5 6
1st  Kamila Skolimowska (POL) X 66.33 71.16 66.06 69.91 71.16 m OR
2nd  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) X 67.18 69.64 69.77 X X 69.77 m  
3rd  Kirsten Münchow (GER) 66.42 X 67.81 66.03 69.28 67.96 69.28 m NR
4  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 65.79 67.16 67.04 64.88 68.33 67.43 68.33 m  
5  Deborah Sosimenko (AUS) 67.95 64.24 65.49 66.39 X X 67.95 m AR
6  Lyudmila Gubkina (BLR) 66.04 66.16 X 67.08 66.77 66.95 67.08 m  
7  Dawn Ellerbe (USA) 62.50 64.51 66.80 64.40 66.16 64.71 66.80 m  
8  Amy Palmer (USA) X 60.21 66.15 59.42 X X 66.15 m  
 
9  Lorraine Shaw (GBR) 64.27 56.96 63.65   64.27 m  
10  Svetlana Sudak (BLR) X 64.21 X   64.21 m  
11  Ivana Brkljačić (CRO) 61.25 63.20 X   63.20 m  
12  Sini Pöyry (FIN) 62.49 X 62.21   62.49 m

 

 

 

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