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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Discus Throw

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000

Gold: BLR Ellina Zvereva
Silver: GRE Anastasia Kelesidou
Bronze: BLR Irina Yatchenko

Summary

Ellina "Elya" Zvereva (BLR) was competing in her third Olympics, having placed fifth in 1988 and winning a bronze medal in 1996. She had been World Champion in 1995 and runner-up in 1999. The 1999 World Champion, Germany's Franka Dietzsch, had the best early season, winning 14 of 16 meets, but could manage only sixth in Athina. In the first round, Zvereva opened with 67.00 (219-9¾), which took the lead and secured the gold medal. She bettered that with 68.40 (224-5) in round three, and all four of her fair throws would have won the gold medal. At 39 years, 316 days on the day of her title, Zvereva became the oldest woman to win an athletics gold medal at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ellina Zvereva 39 Belarus BLR Gold
2 Anastasia Kelesidou 27 Greece GRE Silver
3 Irina Yatchenko 34 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Nataliya Sadova 28 Russia RUS
5 Stella Tsikouna 27 Greece GRE
6 Franka Dietzsch 32 Germany GER
7 Ilke Wyludda 31 Germany GER
8 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari 28 Australia AUS
9 Aikaterini Vongoli 30 Greece GRE
10 Seilala Sua 22 United States USA
11 Teresa Machado 31 Portugal POR
12 Beatrice Faumuina 25 New Zealand NZL
13 Yu Xin 23 China CHN
13 QR Olena Antonova 28 Ukraine UKR
14 QR Vladimíra Malátová-Racková 33 Czech Republic CZE
15 QR Suzy Powell-Roos 24 United States USA
16 QR Alison Lever 27 Australia AUS
17 QR Oksana Yesipchuk 24 Russia RUS
18 QR Kris Kuehl 30 United States USA
19 QR Nicoleta Grădinaru-Grasu 29 Romania ROU
20 QR Larisa Korotkevich 33 Russia RUS
21 QR Cao Qi 26 China CHN
22 QR Li Qiumei 26 China CHN
23 QR Monia Kari 29 Tunisia TUN
24 QR Anna Söderberg 27 Sweden SWE
26 QR Neelam Jaswant Singh Dogra 29 India IND
27 QR Oksana Mert 27 Turkey TUR
28 QR Alice Matějková 31 Spain ESP
29 QR Mélina Robert-Michon 21 France FRA
30 QR Renata Gustaitytė 26 Lithuania LTU
31 QR Daniela Costian 35 Australia AUS
32 QR Mariana Canillas 15 Paraguay PAR