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Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 27, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000

Gold: BLR Yanina Provalinskaya-Karolchik
Silver: RUS Larisa Peleshenko
Bronze: GER Astrid Kumbernuss

Summary

Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) had won the last three World Championships and was the defending champion, but was not as dominant as she had been in 1996. The 1992 Olympic champion, Svetlana Krivelyova, was also back and was expected to challenge. But the surprise of the competition was Belarussian Yanina Karolchik who led the qualifying and then held on to win the gold medal. Karolchik had no podium finishes at major championships. She led in round one of the final with 19.43 (63-9), but Russian Larisa Peleshenko took the lead with 19.92 (65-4¼) in the second round. That led until the final round when Karolchik threw her personal best of 20.56 (67-5½) to win.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yanina Provalinskaya-Karolchik 23 Belarus BLR Gold
2 Larisa Peleshenko 36 Russia RUS Silver
3 Astrid Kumbernuss 30 Germany GER Bronze
4 Svetlana Krivelyova 31 Russia RUS
5 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska 32 Poland POL
6 Yumileidi Cumbá 25 Cuba CUB
7 Kalliopi Ouzouni 27 Greece GRE
8 Nadine Kleinert-Schmitt 24 Germany GER
9 Lieja Tunks-Koeman 24 Netherlands NED
10 Olga Ryabinkina 23 Russia RUS
11 Cheng Xiaoyan 24 China CHN
12 Walentina Fedjuschina 35 Austria AUT
13 QR Judy Oakes 42 Great Britain GBR
14 QR Vivian Chukwuemeka 25 Nigeria NGR
15 QR Lee Myeong-Seon 24 South Korea KOR
16 QR Connie Price-Smith 38 United States USA
17 QR Jesseca Cross 25 United States USA
18 QR Katarzyna Żakowicz 25 Poland POL
19 QR Mara Rosolen 35 Italy ITA
20 QR Laurence Manfrédi 26 France FRA
21 QR Iolanta Ulyeva 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
22 QR Teri Tunks 24 United States USA
23 QR Martina de la Puente 25 Spain ESP
24 QR Yu Xin 23 China CHN
25 QR Nada Kawar 24 Jordan JOR