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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Discus Throw

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 3, 1992

Gold: CUB Maritza Martén
Silver: BUL Tsvetanka Khristova
Bronze: AUS Daniela Costian

Summary

Ilke Wyludda (GER) was slightly favored. She had won the 1990 European Championships and was dominant from 1988-91, when she was upset at the 1991 World Championships by Bulgaria’s Tsvetanka Khristova. Wyludda would never factor and finished only ninth at Barcelona. Cuba’s Maritza Martén, 1987 Pan-American Champion, took the lead in round one with 65.66 (215-5), but Khristova took over in round two with 67.78 (222-4½). In the fifth round, Martén got off 70.06 (229-10¼) to win the gold medal. In 1993 Khristova tested positive for steroids and was banned from competition for four years, effectively ending her career.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maritza Martén 28 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Tsvetanka Khristova 30 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3 Daniela Costian 27 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Larisa Korotkevich 25 Unified Team EUN
5 Olga Burova-Chernyavskaya 28 Unified Team EUN
6 Hilda Ramos 27 Cuba CUB
7 Irina Yatchenko 26 Unified Team EUN
8 Stefania Simova 29 Bulgaria BUL
9 Ilke Wyludda 23 Germany GER
10 Agnese Maffeis 27 Italy ITA
11 Min Chunfeng 23 China CHN
12 Franka Dietzsch 24 Germany GER
13 QR Nicoleta Grădinaru-Grasu 20 Romania ROU
14 QR Martina Hellmann 31 Germany GER
15 QR Bárbara Hechavarría 25 Cuba CUB
16 QR Manuela Tîrneci 23 Romania ROU
17 QR Qiu Qiaoping 20 China CHN
18 QR Vladimíra Malátová-Racková 25 Czechoslovakia TCH
19 QR Ilga Bērtulsone 26 Latvia LAT
20 QR Connie Price-Smith 30 United States USA
21 QR Mette Bergmann 29 Norway NOR
22 QR Carla Garrett 24 United States USA
23 QR Cristina Boiţ 24 Romania ROU
24 QR Penny Neer 31 United States USA
25 QR Ángeles Barreiro 28 Spain ESP
26 QR Jackie McKernan 27 Great Britain GBR
27 QR Ursula Weber 31 Austria AUT
28 QR Teresa Machado 23 Portugal POR