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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 13, 2016

Gold: GER Christoph Harting
Silver: POL Piotr Małachowski
Bronze: GER Daniel Jasinski

Summary

For the last eight years the world’s top discus thrower had been Germany’s Harting, winner of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic golds, the 2009, 2011, and 2013 World Championships, and the 2012 and 2014 European Championships. And in Rio, Germany’s Harting came through again to win gold – except it wasn’t the same Harting. [Robert Harting] was the two-time defending champion but he was not in Rio, giving way to his younger brother, [Christoph Harting], who succeeded big brother as the gold medalist. It was the first time in Olympic history, in any sport, that brothers succeeded each other as Olympic champions in the same individual event.

The lead in round one was taken by Poland’s [Piotr Małachowski] with 67.32, a mark that would hold up for the silver medal and that lasted a long time as the leader. In fact, it stood until round six, when Harting, the next-to-last thrower, surpassed it with 68.37 to win the record-setting gold medal. Małachowski had one last shot to win, but his 65.38 would not do it. [Daniel Jasinski]’s bronze medal gave Germany two athletes on the podium.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Christoph Harting 26 Germany GER Gold
2 Piotr Małachowski 33 Poland POL Silver
3 Daniel Jasinski 26 Germany GER Bronze
4 Martin Kupper 27 Estonia EST
5 Gerd Kanter 37 Estonia EST
6 Lukas Weißhaidinger 24 Austria AUT
7 Zoltán Kővágó 37 Hungary HUN
8 Apostolos Parellis 31 Cyprus CYP
9 Philip Milanov 25 Belgium BEL
10 Axel Härstedt 29 Sweden SWE
11 Mason Finley 25 United States USA
12 Andrius Gudžius 25 Lithuania LTU
13 r1/2 Sven Martin Skagestad 21 Norway NOR
14 r1/2 Daniel Ståhl 23 Sweden SWE
15 r1/2 Robert Harting 31 Germany GER
16 r1/2 Andrew Evans 25 United States USA
17 r1/2 Robert Urbanek 29 Poland POL
18 r1/2 Mauricio Ortega 21 Colombia COL
19 r1/2 Matthew Denny 20 Australia AUS
20 r1/2 Benn Harradine 33 Australia AUS
21 r1/2 Guðni Guðnason 20 Iceland ISL
22 r1/2 Jorge Fernández 28 Cuba CUB
23 r1/2 Mykyta Nesterenko 25 Ukraine UKR
24 r1/2 Ehsan Haddadi 31 Iran IRI
25 r1/2 Frank Casañas 37 Spain ESP
26 r1/2 Tavis Bailey 24 United States USA
27 r1/2 Lois Maikel Martínez 35 Spain ESP
28 r1/2 Vikas Gowda 33 India IND
29 r1/2 Alex Rose 24 Samoa SAM
30 r1/2 Mahmoud Samimi 27 Iran IRI
31 r1/2 Yevgeny Labutov 31 Kazakhstan KAZ
32 r1/2 Oleksiy Semenov 34 Ukraine UKR
33 r1/2 Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi 31 Saudi Arabia KSA
34 r1/2 Fedrick Dacres 22 Jamaica JAM
AC r1/2 Danijel Furtula 24 Montenegro MNE