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Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ancient Olympic Stadium, Olympia
Date Started: August 18, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004

Gold: CUB Yumileidi Cumbá
Silver: GER Nadine Kleinert-Schmitt


This event was contested at the Ancient Olympic site on the Peleponnesus, as was the men’s shot put. The women competed first, however, and American [Kristin Heaston] opened the competition, the first athlete to compete in the Olympic Games at the original site in 1,635 years. The favorite was [Irina Korzhanenko] (RUS), who had won the Russian indoor and outdoor championships in 2004, defeating 1992 Olympic champion [Svetlana Krivelyova]. And Korzhanenko ruled the event. Her first throw of 20.41 (66-11½) was good enough to win, but she bettered it in rounds two and three to seemingly win the gold medal with 21.06 (69-1¼). However a few days later she was disqualified for a doping positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. The gold medal then reverted to Cuba’s [Yumileidi Cumbá], who had only made the final three throws with her third round mark of 18.74 (61-5¾), and was in sixth place until her final throw. Cumbá had been Pan-American champion in 2003, after winning a silver medal in that event in 1999 and a bronze in 1995.

Krivelyova originally placed third, also trailing Germany's [Nadine Kleinert]. But in 2012, the IOC re-tested drug samples from the Athens Olympics and Krivelyova was disqualified for the presence of an oxandrolone metabolite, an anabolic steroid.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yumileidi Cumbá 29 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Nadine Kleinert-Schmitt 28 Germany GER Silver
4 Nadezhda Ostapchuk 23 Belarus BLR
5 Nataliya Khoronenko-Mikhnevich 22 Belarus BLR
6 Krystyna Danilczyk-Zabawska 36 Poland POL
7 Misleydis González 26 Cuba CUB
8 Valerie Adams-Vili 19 New Zealand NZL
9 Li Meiju 24 China CHN
10 Cleopatra Borel-Brown 25 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
11 Lieja Tunks-Koeman 28 Netherlands NED
12 QR Kalliopi Ouzouni 31 Greece GRE
13 QR Olga Ryabinkina 27 Russia RUS
14 QR Flor Vásquez 26 Dominican Republic DOM
15 QR Astrid Kumbernuss 34 Germany GER
16 QR Laurence Manfrédi 30 France FRA
17 QR Elisângela Adriano 32 Brazil BRA
18 QR Eirini Terzoglou 25 Greece GRE
19 QR Oksana Zakharchuk 24 Ukraine UKR
20 QR Zhang Xiaoyu 21 China CHN
21 QR Kristin Heaston 28 United States USA
22 QR Nadine Beckel 27 Germany GER
23 QR Li Fengfeng 25 China CHN
24 QR Zhang Guirong 26 Singapore SGP
25 QR Juttaporn Krasaeyan 33 Thailand THA
26 QR Laura Gerraughty 21 United States USA
27 QR Kim Barrett 22 Jamaica JAM
28 QR Lee Mi-Yeong 24 South Korea KOR
29 QR Irache Quintanal 25 Spain ESP
30 QR Aneliya Yordanova-Kumanova 32 Bulgaria BUL
31 QR Chinatsu Mori 24 Japan JPN
32 QR Ana Po'uhila 24 Tonga TGA
33 QR Filiz Kadoğan 22 Turkey TUR
34 QR Marie Kevkhishvili 18 Georgia GEO
35 QR Iolanta Ulyeva 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
36 QR Éva Kürti 28 Hungary HUN
AC QR Olga Shchukina 27 Uzbekistan UZB
AC [1] Irina Korzhanenko 30 Russia RUS
AC [4] Svetlana Krivelyova 35 Russia RUS DQ