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Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Hammer Throw

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Stadium, Beijing
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 20, 2008

Gold: BLR Oksana Menkova
Silver: CUB Yipsi Moreno
Bronze: CHN Zhang Wenxiu

Summary

The favorite was Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno. She had been the silver medalist at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships, the 2004 Olympics, and had the best record of the year for 2008. She led the qualifying, getting the best mark on her third attempt. The lead in the final was taken in round one by Oksana Menkova (BLR) who tossed 74.40 (244-1). That held up thru the fourth round. The early rounds saw the elimination of 2007 World Champion Betty Heidler (GER) and 2000 gold medalist Kamila Skolimowska (POL). In round five, Moreno briefly took the lead with 74.70 (245-1), but Menkova answered with 76.34 (250-5). That held up for the gold medal although Moreno improved her silver medal standing in the final round with 75.20 (246-9).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Oksana Menkova 26 Belarus BLR Gold
2 Yipsi Moreno 27 Cuba CUB Silver
3 Zhang Wenxiu 32 China CHN Bronze
4 Darya Pchelnik 27 Belarus BLR
5 Manuèla Montebrun 28 France FRA
6 Anita Włodarczyk 22 Poland POL
7 Clarissa Claretti 27 Italy ITA
8 Martina Hrašnová-Danišová 25 Slovakia SVK
9 Betty Heidler 24 Germany GER
10 Yelena Priyma 24 Russia RUS
11 Stella Papadopoulou 26 Greece GRE
AC r2/2 Kamila Skolimowska 25 Poland POL
13 QR Mariya Smolyachkova 23 Belarus BLR
14 QR Stéphanie Falzon 25 France FRA
15 QR Arasay Thondike 22 Cuba CUB
16 QR Ivana Brkljačić 25 Croatia CRO
17 QR Svetlana Sudak-Torun 36 Turkey TUR
18 QR Bianca Perie 18 Romania ROU
19 QR Iryna Novozhylova 22 Ukraine UKR
20 QR Anna Bulgakova 20 Russia RUS
21 QR Amber Campbell 27 United States USA
22 QR Yelena Konevtseva 27 Russia RUS
23 QR Eileen O'Keeffe 27 Ireland IRL
24 QR Kathrin Klaas 24 Germany GER
25 QR Iryna Sekachova 32 Ukraine UKR
26 QR Lenka Ledvinová 22 Czech Republic CZE
27 QR Inna Saienko 26 Ukraine UKR
28 QR Alexandra Papageorgiou 27 Greece GRE
29 QR Jenny Dahlgren 24 Argentina ARG
30 QR Merja Korpela 27 Finland FIN
31 QR Yunaika Crawford 25 Cuba CUB
32 QR Wang Zheng 20 China CHN
33 QR Sultana Frizell 23 Canada CAN
34 QR Éva Orbán 23 Hungary HUN
35 QR Zoe Derham 27 Great Britain GBR
36 QR Eli Johana Moreno 23 Colombia COL
37 QR Zalina Marghiev 20 Moldova MDA
38 QR Malgorzata Zadura 25 Poland POL
39 QR Loree Smith 25 United States USA
40 QR Candice Scott 27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
41 QR Berta Castells 24 Spain ESP
42 QR Silvia Salis 22 Italy ITA
43 QR Marina Marghiev 22 Moldova MDA
44 QR Paraskevi Theodorou 22 Cyprus CYP
45 QR Sanja Gavrilović 25 Croatia CRO
46 QR Vânia Silva 28 Portugal POR
47 QR Galina Mityayeva 17 Tajikistan TJK
AC QR Jessica Cosby 26 United States USA NM
AC QR Amélie Perrin 28 France FRA NM
AC QR Georgina Tóth 26 Cameroon CMR NM