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Hammer Throw, Women

Date12 – 15 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants32 from 19 countries

Poland’s Anita Włodarczyk came to Rio as an overwhelming favorite. She was the defending champion, had been World Champion in 2009 and 2015, and had won the last three European Championships. She had also been world ranked #1 for the last three years, and had set five world records since 2009. Włodarczyk gave a hint of what was to come by throwing 76.93 in qualifying, the longest qualifying throw ever. In the final China’s Zhang Wenxiu took the lead early in the first round with 75.06. She would later improve to 76.19 in round three and 76.75 in round five and was a comfortable silver medal winner.

Włodarczyk took over the lead with her first round throw of 76.35. In round two she broke the Olympic record with 80.40 and then in round three broke her own world record with 82.29. Her 81.74 in the fifth stanza made her the first female hammer thrower with three marks over 80 metres in one competition, and she just missed a fourth, throwing 79.60 in the final round. Two weeks after the Olympics Włodarczyk would again better the world record, throwing 82.98 at a meet in Warszawa.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11120Anita WłodarczykPOL76.93 (1)82.29 (1)Gold
2535Zhang WenxiuCHN73.58 (2)76.75 (2)Silver
3704Sophie HitchonGBR70.37 (11)74.54 (3)Bronze
4750Betty HeidlerGER71.17 (6)73.71 (4)
51002Zalina MarghievaMDA71.72 (5)73.50 (5)
61327Amber CampbellUSA71.09 (8)72.74 (6)
7396Hanna MalyshchykBLR71.12 (7)71.90 (7)
81366DeAnna PriceUSA70.79 (9)70.95 (8)
91096Joanna FiodorowPOL71.77 (4)69.87 (9)
101398Rosa RodríguezVEN72.41 (3)69.26 (10)
11686Alexandra TavernierFRA70.30 (12)65.18 (11)
AC r2/2530Wang ZhengCHN70.60 (10)– (AC)
13 r1/2352Anna SkidanAZE70.09 (13)
14 r1/21324Gwen BerryUSA69.90 (14)
15 r1/21106Malwina KopronPOL69.69 (15)
16 r1/2525Liu TingtingCHN69.14 (16)
17 r1/2597Kateřina ŠafránkováCZE68.33 (17)
18 r1/2756Kathrin KlaasGER67.92 (18)
19 r1/21217Martina HrašnováSVK67.63 (19)
20 r1/2400Alena Navahrodskaya-SobalevaBLR67.06 (20)
21 r1/21265Tuğçe ŞahutoğluTUR67.05 (21)
22 r1/21295Iryna NovozhylovaUKR66.70 (22)
23 r1/2493Heather SteacyCAN66.01 (23)
24 r1/21003Marina NicișencoMDA65.19 (24)
25 r1/21177Amy SèneSEN64.83 (25)
26 r1/21263Kıvılcım KayaTUR64.79 (26)
27 r1/2310Jenny DahlgrenARG63.03 (27)
28 r1/21283Iryna KlymetsUKR62.75 (28)
29 r1/2786Charlene WoithaGER62.50 (29)
30 r1/2893Daina LevyJAM60.35 (30)
31 r1/21316Nataliya ZolotukhinaUKR56.96 (31)
32 r1/2576Yirisleydi FordCUB10.91 (32)

Qualifying Round (12 August 2016 — 22:10)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 72.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Anita WłodarczykPOL76.93Q
2Zhang WenxiuCHN73.58Q
3Rosa RodríguezVEN72.41Q
4Joanna FiodorowPOL71.77q
5Zalina MarghievaMDA71.72q
6Betty HeidlerGER71.17q
7Hanna MalyshchykBLR71.12q
8Amber CampbellUSA71.09q
9DeAnna PriceUSA70.79q
10Wang ZhengCHN70.60q
11Sophie HitchonGBR70.37q
12Alexandra TavernierFRA70.30q
13Anna SkidanAZE70.09
14Gwen BerryUSA69.90
15Malwina KopronPOL69.69
16Liu TingtingCHN69.14
17Kateřina ŠafránkováCZE68.33
18Kathrin KlaasGER67.92
19Martina HrašnováSVK67.63
20Alena Navahrodskaya-SobalevaBLR67.06
21Tuğçe ŞahutoğluTUR67.05
22Iryna NovozhylovaUKR66.70
23Heather SteacyCAN66.01
24Marina NicișencoMDA65.19
25Amy SèneSEN64.83
26Kıvılcım KayaTUR64.79
27Jenny DahlgrenARG63.03
28Iryna KlymetsUKR62.75
29Charlene WoithaGER62.50
30Daina LevyJAM60.35
31Nataliya ZolotukhinaUKR56.96
32Yirisleydi FordCUB10.91

Qualifying Round, Group A (12 August 2016 — 20:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
114Anita WłodarczykPOL76.9376.93Q
24Rosa RodríguezVEN72.41×69.3472.41Q
316Zalina MarghievaMDA71.7268.8071.7270.90q
45DeAnna PriceUSA70.7969.2569.5270.79q
511Wang ZhengCHN70.6068.9170.60×q
67Alexandra TavernierFRA70.30×68.4270.30q
713Gwen BerryUSA69.9068.07×69.90
815Liu TingtingCHN69.1467.4069.1463.35
98Kateřina ŠafránkováCZE68.3366.5268.3365.30
102Martina HrašnováSVK67.6367.6366.1064.32
113Alena Navahrodskaya-SobalevaBLR67.06×66.7167.06
129Iryna NovozhylovaUKR66.7066.70×65.15
131Heather SteacyCAN66.0166.01×63.78
1410Kıvılcım KayaTUR64.79××64.79
156Charlene WoithaGER62.50××62.50
1612Daina LevyJAM60.35×60.35×

Qualifying Round, Group B (12 August 2016)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
11Zhang WenxiuCHN73.58×70.7273.58Q
25Joanna FiodorowPOL71.7771.7771.5969.29q
314Betty HeidlerGER71.1771.1766.6268.60q
46Hanna MalyshchykBLR71.12×64.6971.12q
513Amber CampbellUSA71.0971.09××q
69Sophie HitchonGBR70.37×70.3768.68q
710Anna SkidanAZE70.0967.0568.9870.09
811Malwina KopronPOL69.6969.3169.69×
93Kathrin KlaasGER67.9267.9264.8967.01
1015Tuğçe ŞahutoğluTUR67.0565.4767.0561.92
118Marina NicișencoMDA65.1965.1963.8265.10
127Amy SèneSEN64.8364.83×60.91
1312Jenny DahlgrenARG63.0363.03××
144Iryna KlymetsUKR62.7562.00×62.75
152Nataliya ZolotukhinaUKR56.9656.60×56.96
1616Yirisleydi FordCUB10.9110.91××

Final Round (15 August 2016 — 10:40)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
110Anita WłodarczykPOL82.2976.3580.4082.29×81.7479.60WR
23Zhang WenxiuCHN76.7575.0674.0476.1974.6576.7570.93
39Sophie HitchonGBR74.54×73.2971.7372.2872.8974.54
47Betty HeidlerGER73.7171.3869.2469.8472.7173.71×
54Zalina MarghievaMDA73.5069.01×72.3873.5072.9670.24
612Amber CampbellUSA72.7468.1868.8570.2070.5772.7471.09
71Hanna MalyshchykBLR71.9066.58×70.3870.6069.6871.90
82DeAnna PriceUSA70.9568.12×70.95×61.9569.18
96Joanna FiodorowPOL69.8769.87×68.63
105Rosa RodríguezVEN69.2667.9466.8769.26
1111Alexandra TavernierFRA65.18×65.18×
AC8Wang ZhengCHN×××NM