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Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 29, 1996
Date Finished: July 31, 1996

Gold: GER Lars Riedel
Silver: BLR Vladimir Dubrovshchik
Bronze: BLR Vasily Kaptyukh

Summary

Germany’s Lars Riedel had won the World Championships in 1991, 1993, and 1995. He led the qualifying in Atlanta with 64.66 (212-1¾), but fouled his first two throws in the final. In round three he got out to 65.40 (214-6¾) which put him in fourth place and into the final rounds. In round five he came thru with 69.40 (227-8¼) to finally win an Olympic gold medal. In 1997 he won his fourth consecutive World Championship. Behind him in Atlanta, two Belarussian throwers, Vladimir Dubrovshchik and Vasily Kaptyukh, won the silver and bronze medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lars Riedel 29 Germany GER Gold OR
2 Vladimir Dubrovshchik 24 Belarus BLR Silver
3 Vasily Kaptyukh 29 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Tony Washington 30 United States USA
5 Virgilijus Alekna 24 Lithuania LTU
6 Jürgen Schult 36 Germany GER
7 Vitaly Sidorov 26 Ukraine UKR
8 Vaclavas Kidykas 34 Lithuania LTU
9 Alexis Elizalde 28 Cuba CUB
10 Attila Horváth 28 Hungary HUN
11 Sergey Lyakhov 28 Russia RUS
12 Adam Setliff 26 United States USA
13 QR Nick Sweeney 28 Ireland IRL
14 QR John Godina 24 United States USA
15 QR Bob Weir 35 Great Britain GBR
16 QR Ramón Jiménez-Gaona 26 Paraguay PAR
17 QR Adewale Olukoju 27 Nigeria NGR
18 QR Li Shaojie 20 China CHN
19 QR Diego Fortuna 28 Italy ITA
20 QR Marek Bílek 23 Czech Republic CZE
21 QR Svein-Inge Valvik 39 Norway NOR
22 QR Roberto Moya 31 Cuba CUB
23 QR Dashdendeviin Makhashiri 27 Mongolia MGL
24 QR Igor Primc 30 Slovenia SLO
25 QR Aleksander Tammert 23 Estonia EST
26 QR Costel Grasu 29 Romania ROU
27 QR Dragan Mustapić 33 Croatia CRO
28 QR Andriy Kokhanovsky 28 Ukraine UKR
29 QR Marcelo Pugliese 27 Argentina ARG
30 QR Shakti Singh 34 India IND
31 QR Aleksandr Borichevsky 26 Russia RUS
32 QR Vésteinn Hafsteinsson 35 Iceland ISL
33 QR Jason Tunks 21 Canada CAN
34 QR Mickaël Conjungo 27 Central African Republic CAF
35 QR Michael Möllenbeck 26 Germany GER
36 QR Glen Smith 24 Great Britain GBR
37 QR Roman Poltoratsky 23 Uzbekistan UZB
38 QR Jaroslav Žitňanský 25 Slovakia SVK
39 QR Chris Sua'mene 23 Samoa SAM
AC QR David Martínez 29 Spain ESP