| Event type

Hammer Throw, Women

Date18 – 20 August 2008
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants50 from 30 countries

The favorite was Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno. She had been the silver medalist at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, the 2004 Olympics, and had the best record of the year for 2008. She led the qualifying, getting the best mark on her third attempt. The lead in the final was taken in round one by Oksana Menkova (BLR) who tossed 74.40 (244-1). That held up thru the fourth round. The early rounds saw the elimination of 2007 World Champion Betty Heidler (GER) and 2000 gold medalist Kamila Skolimowska (POL). In round five, Moreno briefly took the lead with 74.70 (245-1), but Menkova answered with 76.34 (250-5). That held up for the gold medal although Moreno improved her silver medal standing in the final round with 75.20 (246-9).

That was how the event and the results seemed to have ended. In 2015, however, the IOC began re-testing samples from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, using newer, more advanced testing techniques, in an effort to find those who had used performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), but in whom it could not be detected at the time of those Olympics. This was one of the many events affected.

In November 2016 the gold medalist, Oksana Menkova of Belarus, was announced to have a positive re-test for turinabol (dehydrochloromethyltestosterone) and oxandrolone, for which she was disqualified. The medals were completely re-assigned as follows: Gold – Yipsi Moreno (CUB); Silver – Zhang Wenxiu (CHN); and Bronze – Manuéla Montebrun (FRA). The original fourth-place finisher Darya Pchelnik, was also disqualified for a positive doping re-test.

11472Yipsi MorenoCUB73.92 (1)75.20 (1)Gold
21375Zhang WenxiuCHN73.36 (2)74.32 (2)Silver
31753Manuèla MontebrunFRA72.81 (4)72.54 (3)Bronze
42619Anita WłodarczykPOL71.76 (6)71.56 (4)
52071Clarissa ClarettiITA71.82 (5)71.33 (5)
62935Martina DanišováSVK72.87 (3)71.00 (6)
71889Betty HeidlerGER71.51 (7)70.06 (7)
83326Yelena PriymaRUS70.69 (8)69.72 (8)
91941Stella PapadopoulouGRE69.36 (10)64.97 (9)
AC r2/22611Kamila SkolimowskaPOL69.79 (9)– (AC)
11 r1/21178Maryia SmaliachkovaBLR69.22 (11)
12 r1/21737Stéphanie FalzonFRA68.93 (12)
13 r1/21481Arasay ThondikeCUB68.74 (13)
14 r1/21437Ivana BrkljačićCRO68.38 (14)
15 r1/23035Svetlana Sudak-TorunTUR68.22 (15)
16 r1/22710Bianca PerieROU68.21 (16)
17 r1/23106Iryna NovozhylovaUKR68.11 (17)
18 r1/22813Anna BulgakovaRUS68.04 (18)
19 r1/23145Amber CampbellUSA67.86 (19)
20 r1/22811Yelena KonevtsevaRUS67.83 (20)
21 r1/22048Eileen O'KeeffeIRL67.66 (21)
22 r1/21888Kathrin KlaasGER67.54 (22)
23 r1/23085Iryna SekachovaUKR67.47 (23)
24 r1/21520Lenka LedvinováCZE67.17 (24)
25 r1/23118Inna SaienkoUKR66.92 (25)
26 r1/21942Alexandra PapageorgiouGRE66.72 (26)
27 r1/21032Jenny DahlgrenARG66.35 (27)
28 r1/21701Merja KorpelaFIN66.29 (28)
29 r1/21476Yunaika CrawfordCUB66.16 (29)
30 r1/21330Wang ZhengCHN65.64 (30)
31 r1/21290Sultana FrizellCAN65.44 (31)
32 r1/22007Éva OrbánHUN65.41 (32)
33 r1/21796Zoe DerhamGBR64.74 (33)
34 r1/21422Eli Johana MorenoCOL64.66 (34)
35 r1/22423Zalina MarghievaMDA64.20 (35)
36 r1/22627Małgorzata ZaduraPOL64.13 (36)
37 r1/23234Loree SmithUSA63.60 (37)
38 r1/23027Candice ScottTTO63.03 (38)
39 r1/21601Berta CastellsESP62.44 (39)
40 r1/22081Silvia SalisITA62.28 (40)
41 r1/22422Marina MarghievMDA62.12 (41)
42 r1/21502Paraskevi TheodorouCYP61.00 (42)
43 r1/21441Sanja GavrilovićCRO60.55 (43)
44 r1/22651Vânia SilvaPOR59.42 (44)
45 r1/22994Galina MityaevaTJK51.38 (45)
AC r1/23151Jessica CosbyUSA– (AC)NM
AC r1/21760Amélie PerrinFRA– (AC)NM
AC r1/21409Georgina TóthCMR– (AC)NM
AC1177Aksana MiankovaBLR69.77 (AC)76.34 (AC)DQ1
AC1182Daria PchelnikBLR71.30 (AC)73.65 (AC)DQ2

Qualifying Round (18 August 2008)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 71.50 metres advanced to the final.

1Yipsi MorenoCUB73.92
2Zhang WenxiuCHN73.36
3Martina DanišováSVK72.87
4Manuèla MontebrunFRA72.81
5Clarissa ClarettiITA71.82
6Anita WłodarczykPOL71.76
7Betty HeidlerGER71.51
8Yelena PriymaRUS70.69
9Kamila SkolimowskaPOL69.79
10Stella PapadopoulouGRE69.36
11Maryia SmaliachkovaBLR69.22
12Stéphanie FalzonFRA68.93
13Arasay ThondikeCUB68.74
14Ivana BrkljačićCRO68.38
15Svetlana Sudak-TorunTUR68.22
16Bianca PerieROU68.21
17Iryna NovozhylovaUKR68.11
18Anna BulgakovaRUS68.04
19Amber CampbellUSA67.86
20Yelena KonevtsevaRUS67.83
21Eileen O'KeeffeIRL67.66
22Kathrin KlaasGER67.54
23Iryna SekachovaUKR67.47
24Lenka LedvinováCZE67.17
25Inna SaienkoUKR66.92
26Alexandra PapageorgiouGRE66.72
27Jenny DahlgrenARG66.35
28Merja KorpelaFIN66.29
29Yunaika CrawfordCUB66.16
30Wang ZhengCHN65.64
31Sultana FrizellCAN65.44
32Éva OrbánHUN65.41
33Zoe DerhamGBR64.74
34Eli Johana MorenoCOL64.66
35Zalina MarghievaMDA64.20
36Małgorzata ZaduraPOL64.13
37Loree SmithUSA63.60
38Candice ScottTTO63.03
39Berta CastellsESP62.44
40Silvia SalisITA62.28
41Marina MarghievMDA62.12
42Paraskevi TheodorouCYP61.00
43Sanja GavrilovićCRO60.55
44Vânia SilvaPOR59.42
45Galina MityaevaTJK51.38
ACJessica CosbyUSANM
ACAmélie PerrinFRANM
ACGeorgina TóthCMRNM
ACAksana MiankovaBLR69.77DQ3
ACDaria PchelnikBLR71.30DQ4

Qualifying Round, Group A (18 August 2008 — 9:10)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round OneGroup A Round TwoGroup A Round Three
114Yipsi MorenoCUB73.9271.31×73.92
26Martina DanišováSVK72.8770.03×72.87
311Anita WłodarczykPOL71.7671.76
45Betty HeidlerGER71.5166.2871.51
518Stella PapadopoulouGRE69.3666.6869.3669.29
615Maryia SmaliachkovaBLR69.22×69.22×
74Stéphanie FalzonFRA68.93×68.93×
812Ivana BrkljačićCRO68.3866.54×68.38
97Bianca PerieROU68.2168.2166.29×
101Iryna NovozhylovaUKR68.1167.36×68.11
1124Anna BulgakovaRUS68.04×68.04×
1221Yelena KonevtsevaRUS67.8366.8167.83×
132Inna SaienkoUKR66.92×66.92×
1410Merja KorpelaFIN66.2962.7065.7666.29
1517Wang ZhengCHN65.6465.6461.36×
1619Sultana FrizellCAN65.44×60.4365.44
1720Éva OrbánHUN65.4165.12×65.41
189Zoe DerhamGBR64.7464.7464.6164.57
1925Zalina MarghievaMDA64.20×64.20×
203Loree SmithUSA63.6062.2562.3363.60
2123Silvia SalisITA62.28××62.28
2222Vânia SilvaPOR59.42×58.1059.42
2313Galina MityaevaTJK51.38×48.5951.38
AC8Jessica CosbyUSA×××NM
AC16Daria PchelnikBLR71.3069.4371.3069.24DQ5

Qualifying Round, Group B (18 August 2008 — 10:50)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round OneGroup B Round TwoGroup B Round Three
111Zhang WenxiuCHN73.3673.36
27Manuèla MontebrunFRA72.8169.8069.8672.81
310Clarissa ClarettiITA71.8267.1571.82
44Yelena PriymaRUS70.6970.6969.7965.64
52Kamila SkolimowskaPOL69.7965.9769.7967.01
69Arasay ThondikeCUB68.74×66.6868.74
71Svetlana Sudak-TorunTUR68.2268.2267.3667.18
820Amber CampbellUSA67.8667.86××
98Eileen O'KeeffeIRL67.6662.5362.0567.66
1019Kathrin KlaasGER67.5466.3967.5466.95
1123Iryna SekachovaUKR67.4762.83×67.47
1216Lenka LedvinováCZE67.1765.9865.2367.17
1324Alexandra PapageorgiouGRE66.7266.7265.73×
1417Jenny DahlgrenARG66.3558.60×66.35
1513Yunaika CrawfordCUB66.1666.1665.0064.08
1612Eli Johana MorenoCOL64.66×64.3164.66
1718Małgorzata ZaduraPOL64.1363.3564.13×
186Candice ScottTTO63.0363.0362.53×
1921Berta CastellsESP62.4462.4461.76×
2025Marina MarghievMDA62.1261.03×62.12
2122Paraskevi TheodorouCYP61.00×61.00×
225Sanja GavrilovićCRO60.5560.5560.3760.36
AC3Amélie PerrinFRA×××NM
AC14Georgina TóthCMR×××NM
AC15Aksana MiankovaBLR69.7762.9565.5569.77DQ6

Final Round (20 August 2008 — 19:20)

17/6/7Yipsi MorenoCUB75.20×73.9572.61×74.7075.20
28/7/6Zhang WenxiuCHN74.3274.0074.3273.4073.5070.7573.53
39/1/4Manuèla MontebrunFRA72.5467.6370.5570.0172.5471.9270.63
411/4/3Anita WłodarczykPOL71.5669.39×71.5670.86××
56/3/2Clarissa ClarettiITA71.33×71.33××××
63/2/1Martina DanišováSVK71.0068.28×71.00×70.19×
710Betty HeidlerGER70.06××70.06
812Yelena PriymaRUS69.7268.1969.7267.33
91Stella PapadopoulouGRE64.97××64.97
AC5Kamila SkolimowskaPOL×××NM
AC4/8/8Aksana MiankovaBLR76.3474.40×72.23×76.3451.72DQOR7
AC2/5/5Daria PchelnikBLR73.6569.1072.4672.8271.0072.8373.65DQ8