2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's discus throw

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Women's discus throw
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates24 August (qualification)
25 August (final)
Competitors31 from 20 nations
Winning distance69.28
Medalists
gold medal    Cuba
silver medal    Croatia
bronze medal    Germany
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The women's discus throw at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 24 and 25 August.[1][2]

In 2015, Denia Caballero found five extra metres in her throws to become the number one ranked thrower. She had no intention of making a dramatic competition. On her first throw, the sixth throw of qualifying she launched the best throw of the preliminary round. Then in the finals, on her first effort only four throws into the competition she threw 69.28. Only one other girl in Beijing had ever thrown a discus that far, she was the defending champion Sandra Perković. So it was up to the rest of the field to do something spectacular or settle for other medals. Three throws later Nadine Müller threw 65.53 to take over second place. After fouling her first attempt, Perković threw 65.35 to move into third place. Gia Lewis-Smallwood was the only other athlete to reach the low 69's was not having a 69 kind of day, instead muddled at the back of the field. On her final throw Perković threw 67.39 to finally move into silver medal position. Yaime Pérez tried to make it interesting but her 65.46 final attempt missed a medal.[3]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 7 July 1988
Championship record  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 71.62 Rome, Italy 31 August 1987
World leading  Denia Caballero (CUB) 70.65 Bilbao, Spain 20 June 2015
African record  Elizna Naudé (RSA) 64.87 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2 March 2003
Asian record  Xiao Yanling (CHN) 71.68 Beijing, China 14 March 1992
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Hilda Ramos (CUB) 70.88 Havana, Cuba 8 May 1992
South American record  Andressa de Morais (BRA) 64.21 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 10 June 2012
European record  Gabriele Reinsch (GDR) 76.80 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 7 July 1988
Oceanian record  Daniela Costian (AUS) 68.72 Auckland, New Zealand 22 January 1994

Qualification standards[edit]

Entry standards[5]
61.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
24 August 2015 09:35 Qualification
25 August 2015 19:00 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results[edit]

KEY: Q Qualified q 12 best performers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Qualification[edit]

Qualification: 63.00 m (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q).[6]

Rank Group Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 Mark Notes7
1 A Denia Caballero  Cuba (CUB) 65.15 65.15 Q
2 B Sandra Perković  Croatia (CRO) 58.95 64.51 64.51 Q
3 B Nadine Müller  Germany (GER) 64.39 64.39 Q
4 A Julia Fischer  Germany (GER) 63.38 63.38 Q
5 B Yaime Pérez  Cuba (CUB) x 61.79 62.93 62.93 q
6 A Shanice Craft  Germany (GER) 62.73 x x 62.73 q
7 B Gia Lewis-Smallwood  United States (USA) 62.04 60.28 62.04 q
8 A Dani Samuels  Australia (AUS) x 61.87 62.01 62.01 q
9 B Mélina Robert-Michon  France (FRA) 60.23 57.93 61.78 61.78 q
10 A Su Xinyue  China (CHN) 61.04 60.70 61.68 61.68 q
11 A Whitney Ashley  United States (USA) 60.88 x 60.18 60.88 q
12 B Natalia Semenova  Ukraine (UKR) 59.96 60.72 57.74 60.72 q
13 A Zinaida Sendriūtė  Lithuania (LTU) 60.33 x 55.22 60.33
14 B Shelbi Vaughan  United States (USA) 60.24 x 57.38 60.24
15 A Yelena Panova  Russia (RUS) 60.21 57.52 55.69 60.21
16 B Tan Jian  China (CHN) 59.84 x x 59.84
17 B Yekaterina Strokova  Russia (RUS) x x 59.32 59.32
18 A Te Rina Keenan  New Zealand (NZL) 57.11 59.20 58.79 59.20
19 A Andressa de Morais  Brazil (BRA) 55.85 x 59.08 59.08
20 B Dragana Tomašević  Serbia (SRB) 56.70 57.48 58.98 58.98
21 A Lu Xiaoxin  China (CHN) x 58.12 58.55 58.55
22 B Karen Gallardo  Chile (CHI) 55.96 58.32 55.50 58.32
23 B Chrysoula Anagnostopoulou  Greece (GRE) 55.23 58.20 x 58.20
24 A Sabina Asenjo  Spain (ESP) 57.56 x 58.04 58.04
25 A Yuliya Maltseva  Russia (RUS) 57.08 57.03 x 57.08
26 B Fernanda Martins  Brazil (BRA) 56.74 x 56.26 56.74
27 A Sanna Kämäräinen  Finland (FIN) 56.68 53.19 x 56.68
28 A Rocío Comba  Argentina (ARG) x 56.11 x 56.11
29 B Subenrat Insaeng  Thailand (THA) 50.20 55.14 x 55.14
30 B Siositina Hakeai  New Zealand (NZL) 54.89 x x 54.89
31 B Irina Rodrigues  Portugal (POR) x 48.10 52.82 52.82

Final[edit]

The final was started at 19:00.[7]

Rank Name Nationality # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 Mark Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Denia Caballero  Cuba (CUB) 69.28 63.83 x 65.97 66.55 66.58 69.28
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sandra Perković  Croatia (CRO) x 65.35 x 65.37 x 67.39 67.39
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nadine Müller  Germany (GER) 65.53 x 60.85 x x 62.67 65.53
4 Yaime Pérez  Cuba (CUB) x 62.63 59.63 64.60 64.31 65.46 65.46
5 Julia Fischer  Germany (GER) 63.88 x x 59.22 x 63.19 63.88
6 Dani Samuels  Australia (AUS) 53.65 62.90 63.08 63.14 61.48 62.31 63.14
7 Shanice Craft  Germany (GER) 61.80 61.72 61.46 59.23 63.10 62.86 63.10
8 Su Xinyue  China (CHN) 62.90 62.58 58.47 61.56 62.33 62.61 62.90
9 Whitney Ashley  United States (USA) x 56.91 61.05 61.05
10 Mélina Robert-Michon  France (FRA) 59.25 60.92 59.89 60.92
11 Gia Lewis-Smallwood  United States (USA) x 60.55 59.02 60.55
12 Natalia Semenova  Ukraine (UKR) 57.94 59.54 54.97 59.54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S DISCUS FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – discus throw". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  6. ^ Qualification results
  7. ^ Final results