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Hammer Throw, Women

Date27 – 29 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants28 from 20 countries

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.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
12741Kamila SkolimowskaPOL66.30 (3)71.16 (1)GoldOR
22953Olga KuzenkovaRUS70.60 (1)69.77 (2)Silver
31917Kirsten MünchowGER67.64 (2)69.28 (3)Bronze
41496Yipsi MorenoCUB65.74 (4)68.33 (4)
51137Debbie SosimenkoAUS64.01 (7)67.95 (5)
61237Liudmila HubkinaBLR63.29 (10)67.08 (6)
73347Dawn EllerbeUSA64.91 (6)66.80 (7)
83367Amy PalmerUSA62.78 (12)66.15 (8)
91844Lorraine ShawGBR63.21 (11)64.27 (9)
101246Sviatlana SudakBLR63.83 (8)64.21 (10)
111459Ivana BrkljačićCRO65.01 (5)63.20 (11)
121703Sini PöyryFIN63.80 (9)62.49 (12)
13 r1/22068Katalin DivósHUN62.74 (13)
14 r1/21050Lisa MisipekaASA61.74 (14)
15 r1/22945Tatyana KonstantinovaRUS61.48 (15)
16 r1/23243Iryna SekachovaUKR61.44 (16)
17 r1/22683Tasha WilliamsNZL61.18 (17)
18 r1/22928Alla DavydovaRUS60.86 (18)
19 r1/23339Jesseca CrossUSA60.85 (19)
20 r1/21393Zhao WeiCHN59.54 (20)
21 r1/21127Karyne PerkinsAUS59.49 (21)
22 r1/21706Mia StrömmerFIN59.43 (22)
23 r1/21339Michelle FournierCAN59.15 (23)
24 r1/21759Manuèla MontebrunFRA57.77 (24)
25 r1/22598Caroline FournierMRI56.18 (25)
26 r1/21295Aneliya YordanovaBUL54.92 (26)
AC r1/21247Volha TsandarBLR– (AC)
AC r1/22225Ester BalassiniITA– (AC)

Qualifying Round (27 September 2000)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 65.60 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance
1Olga KuzenkovaRUS70.60QOR
2Kirsten MünchowGER67.64Q
3Kamila SkolimowskaPOL66.30Q
4Yipsi MorenoCUB65.74Q
5Ivana BrkljačićCRO65.01q
6Dawn EllerbeUSA64.91qOR
7Debbie SosimenkoAUS64.01q
8Sviatlana SudakBLR63.83q
9Sini PöyryFIN63.80q
10Liudmila HubkinaBLR63.29q
11Lorraine ShawGBR63.21q
12Amy PalmerUSA62.78q
13Katalin DivósHUN62.74
14Lisa MisipekaASA61.74
15Tatyana KonstantinovaRUS61.48
16Iryna SekachovaUKR61.44OR
17Tasha WilliamsNZL61.18
18Alla DavydovaRUS60.86
19Jesseca CrossUSA60.85
20Zhao WeiCHN59.54
21Karyne PerkinsAUS59.49
22Mia StrömmerFIN59.43
23Michelle FournierCAN59.15
24Manuèla MontebrunFRA57.77
25Caroline FournierMRI56.18
26Aneliya YordanovaBUL54.92
ACEster BalassiniITANM
ACVolha TsandarBLRNM

Qualifying Round, Group A (27 September 2000 — 9:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
15Olga KuzenkovaRUS70.6070.60--OR
26Kamila SkolimowskaPOL66.3066.30--
37Yipsi MorenoCUB65.7465.74--
44Dawn EllerbeUSA64.9164.9163.2757.99OR
58Sviatlana SudakBLR63.83××63.83
69Lorraine ShawGBR63.2163.2162.6057.09
715Amy PalmerUSA62.7861.9662.4962.78
81Iryna SekachovaUKR61.4461.4460.62×OR
912Tasha WilliamsNZL61.1850.9654.1461.18
103Alla DavydovaRUS60.8660.86××
1113Karyne PerkinsAUS59.4955.1859.4955.22
1211Mia StrömmerFIN59.4357.33×59.43
1310Michelle FournierCAN59.15×55.7259.15
1414Caroline FournierMRI56.18×53.6056.18
AC2Ester BalassiniITA×××NM

Qualifying Round, Group B (27 September 2000 — 11:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
12Kirsten MünchowGER67.6459.0967.64-
21Ivana BrkljačićCRO65.0165.0162.59×
38Debbie SosimenkoAUS64.0164.0161.1859.53
47Sini PöyryFIN63.8063.8060.1261.81
54Liudmila HubkinaBLR63.2962.4063.1363.29
610Katalin DivósHUN62.7461.88×62.74
75Lisa MisipekaASA61.7461.7458.74×
812Tatyana KonstantinovaRUS61.4857.2461.1461.48
99Jesseca CrossUSA60.8556.9860.8560.51
1011Zhao WeiCHN59.5459.5457.4455.98
116Manuèla MontebrunFRA57.7757.60×57.77
123Aneliya YordanovaBUL54.92×54.9254.69
AC13Volha TsandarBLR×××NM

Final Round (29 September 2000 — 18:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
18Kamila SkolimowskaPOL71.16×66.3371.1666.0669.91-OR
212Olga KuzenkovaRUS69.77×67.1869.6469.77××
35Kirsten MünchowGER69.2866.42×67.8166.0369.2867.96
47Yipsi MorenoCUB68.3365.7967.1667.0464.8868.3367.43
51Debbie SosimenkoAUS67.9567.9564.2465.4966.39××
611Liudmila HubkinaBLR67.0866.0466.16×67.0866.7766.95
73Dawn EllerbeUSA66.8062.5064.5166.8064.4066.1664.71
89Amy PalmerUSA66.15×60.2166.1559.42××
910Lorraine ShawGBR64.2764.2756.9663.65
102Sviatlana SudakBLR64.21×64.21×
114Ivana BrkljačićCRO63.2061.2563.20×
126Sini PöyryFIN62.4962.49×62.21