Beijing Olympics 2008 Discus throw Men Field Events Athletics Scoreboard

Medalists

Gold Gerd Kanter
Estonia (EST)
Silver Piotr Małachowski
Poland (POL)
Bronze Virgilijus Alekna
Lithuania (LTU)

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World Record Jürgen Schult (GDR) 74.08 m Neubrandenburg, Germany 6 June 1986
Olympic Record Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.89 m Athens, Greece 23 August 2004

Qualifying round

Group   Rank   Name   Nationality   Result   Notes  
A 1 Piotr Małachowski Poland 65.94 Q
A 2 Virgilijus Alekna Lithuania 65.84 Q
B 3 Rutger Smith Netherlands 65.65 Q
B 4 Yennifer Frank Casañas Spain 64.99 Q
B 5 Gerd Kanter Estonia 64.66 Q
A 6 Bogdan Pishchalnikov Russia 64.60 Q
A 7 Mario Pestano Spain 64.42 q
A 8 Robert Harting Germany 64.19 q
B 9 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari Qatar 63.83 q
A 10 Aleksander Tammert Estonia 63.10 q
A 11 Róbert Fazekas Hungary 62.64 q
B 12 Frantz Kruger Finland 62.48 q
A 13 Gabor Mate Hungary 62.44  
B 14 Märt Israel Estonia 61.98  
A 15 Dzmitry Sivakou Belarus 61.75  
A 16 Michael Robertson United States 61.64  
B 17 Ehsan Hadadi Iran 61.34  
B 18 Gerhard Mayer Austria 61.32  
A 19 Casey Malone United States 61.26  
B 20 Ercüment Olgundeniz Turkey 60.83  
B 21 Zoltán Kövágó Hungary 60.79  
B 22 Vikas Gowda India 60.69  
A 23 Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly Egypt 60.24  
A 24 Oleksiy Semenov Ukraine 60.18  
B 25 Ian Waltz United States 60.02  
A 26 Abbas Samimi Iran 59.92  
A 27 Jorge Fernández Cuba 59.60  
A 28 Jan Marcell Czech Republic 59.52  
B 29 Jorge Balliengo Argentina 58.82  
A 30 Ben Harradine Australia 58.55  
B 31 Niklas Arrhenius Sweden 58.22  
B 32 Hannes Kirchler Italy 56.44  
A 33 Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi Saudi Arabia 56.29  
A 34 Vadim Hranovschi Moldova 56.19  
B 35 Haidar Nasser Shaheed Iraq 54.19  
B 36 Eric Matthias British Virgin Islands 53.11  

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Final

Position   Name   Nationality   1   2   3   4   5   6   Result   Remarks  
1 Gerd Kanter Estonia 63.44 66.38 62.75 68.82 x 65.98 68.82  
2 Piotr Małachowski Poland 66.45 67.82 66.98 63.91 65.78 x 67.82  
3 Virgilijus Alekna Lithuania x 65.77 64.42 67.79 x 67.18 67.79  
4 Robert Harting Germany 65.58 64.84 67.09 x   66.51 67.09  
5 Yennifer Frank Casañas Spain 59.54 62.16 64.46 64.11 64.97 66.49 66.49  
6 Bogdan Pishchalnikov Russia 64.09 64.25 61.13 65.88 x x 65.88 PB
7 Rutger Smith Netherlands 64.61 65.31 64.36 64.25 x 65.39 65.39  
8 Róbert Fazekas Hungary 62.25 63.43 62.49 x x 59.34 63.43  
9 Mario Pestano Spain 60.46 62.84 63.42   63.42  
10 Rashid Shafi Al-Dosari Qatar 59.62 x 62.55   62.55  
11 Frantz Kruger Finland 61.98 61.80 60.71   61.98  
12 Aleksander Tammert Estonia x 61.32 61.38   61.38