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Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 5, 1992
Date Finished: August 7, 1992

Gold: EUN Svetlana Krivelyova
Silver: CHN Huang Zhihong
Bronze: GER Kathrin Neimke


The favorite was China's [Huang Zhihong], who had won the 1991 World Championships and would win again in 1993. Defending champion [Nataliya Lisovskaya] was back, but after placing second in the qualifying she would finish only ninth. [Svetlana Krivelyova] (EUN/RUS) took the lead in round one of the final with 20.34 (66-8¾). But Huang moved ahead with 20.47 (67-2) in round three, only to see Krivelyova take back the lead with 20.89 (68-6½) in the fifth round and improve that to 21.06 (69-1¼) in the final round. Krivelyova had been bronze medalist at the 1991 World Championships, and would improve that to a silver in 1993, but she had a very long career, and would finally win the Worlds in 2003.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Svetlana Krivelyova 23 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Huang Zhihong 27 China CHN Silver
3 Kathrin Neimke 26 Germany GER Bronze
4 Belsy Laza 25 Cuba CUB
5 Zhou Tianhua 26 China CHN
6 Svetla Mitkova 28 Bulgaria BUL
7 Stephanie Storp 23 Germany GER
8 Vita Pavlysh 23 Unified Team EUN
9 Nataliya Lisovskaya 30 Unified Team EUN
10 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska 24 Poland POL
11 Ramona Pagel 30 United States USA
12 Zhen Wenhua 25 China CHN
13 QR Margarita Ramos 26 Spain ESP
14 QR Myrtle Augee 27 Great Britain GBR
15 QR Pam Dukes United States USA
16 QR Georgette Reed 25 Canada CAN
17 QR Elli Evangelidou 24 Cyprus CYP
AC QR Bonnie Dasse 33 United States USA