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Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Discus Throw

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 28, 1996
Date Finished: July 29, 1996

Gold: GER Ilke Wyludda
Silver: RUS Nataliya Sadova
Bronze: BLR Ellina Zvereva

Summary

Germany’s Ilke Wyludda had won the 1990 and 1994 European Championships but had struggled at the Olympics and World Championships, winning silvers at the Worlds in 1987 and 1995, after being favored. She had been the top thrower in the world from 1988-91, but was now felt to be slightly past her prime. But she ended that jinx in Atlanta with dominating performance. She opened with 68.02 (223-2) to take the lead and improved to 69.66 (228-6½) in the second round. She did not better that mark but her five fair throws all were good enough for the gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ilke Wyludda 27 Germany GER Gold
2 Nataliya Sadova 24 Russia RUS Silver
3 Ellina Zvereva 35 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Franka Dietzsch 28 Germany GER
5 Xiao Yanling 28 China CHN
6 Olga Burova-Chernyavskaya 32 Russia RUS
7 Nicoleta Grădinaru-Grasu 24 Romania ROU
8 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari 24 Australia AUS
9 Mette Bergmann 33 Norway NOR
10 Teresa Machado 26 Portugal POR
11 Anja Gündler 24 Germany GER
12 Irina Yatchenko 30 Belarus BLR
13 QR Bárbara Hechavarría 29 Cuba CUB
14 QR Daniela Costian 31 Australia AUS
15 QR Alice Matějková 27 Czech Republic CZE
16 QR Maritza Martén 32 Cuba CUB
17 QR Atanaska Angelova 23 Bulgaria BUL
18 QR Anastasia Kelesidou 23 Greece GRE
19 QR Zdeňka Bartoňová-Šilhavá 42 Czech Republic CZE
20 QR Jackie McKernan 31 Great Britain GBR
21 QR Jacqueline Goormachtigh 26 Netherlands NED
22 QR Aikaterini Vongoli 26 Greece GRE
23 QR Beatrice Faumuina 21 New Zealand NZL
24 QR Valentina Ivanova 33 Russia RUS
25T QR Eha Rünne 33 Estonia EST
25T QR Renata Katewicz 31 Poland POL
27 QR Cristina Boiţ 28 Romania ROU
28 QR Monia Kari 25 Tunisia TUN
29 QR Olena Antonova 24 Ukraine UKR
30 QR Lacy Barnes-Mileham 31 United States USA
31 QR Stella Tsikouna 23 Greece GRE
32 QR Agnese Maffeis 31 Italy ITA
33 QR Suzy Powell-Roos 19 United States USA
34 QR Aretha Hill-Thurmond 19 United States USA
35 QR Liliana Martinelli 26 Argentina ARG
36 QR Corrie de Bruin 19 Netherlands NED
37 QR Isabelle Devaluez 30 France FRA
38 QR Lyudmila Filimonova 25 Belarus BLR
39 QR Oumou Traoré 26 Mali MLI