Discus throw at the World Championships in Athletics

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Discus throw
at the World Championships in Athletics
Robert Harting 2010.jpg
Three-time men's discus throw champion
Robert Harting
Overview
Gender Men and women
Years held Men: 19832015
Women: 19832015
Championship record
Men 70.17 m Virgilijus Alekna (2005)
Women 71.62 m Martina Hellmann (1987)
Reigning champion
Men  Piotr Małachowski (POL)
Women  Denia Caballero (CUB)

The discus throw at the World Championships in Athletics has been contested by both men and women since the inaugural edition in 1983. The competition format typically has one qualifying round contested by two groups of athletes, with all those clearing the qualifying height or placing in top twelve overall advancing to the final round.

In the 2015 World Championships in Athletics the qualifying distance for men was 65.00 m and for women 63.00 m.

The championship records for the event are 70.17 m for men, set by Virgilijus Alekna in 2005, and 71.62 m for women, set by Martina Hellmann in 1987.

Age[edit]

  • All information from IAAF[1]
Distinction Male athlete Age Female athlete Age
Youngest champion Lars Riedel 24 years, 60 days Dani Samuels 21 years, 87 days
Youngest medalist Robert Harting 22 years, 314 days Dani Samuels 21 years, 87 days
Youngest participant Robert McNabb 18 years, 232 days Siniva Marsters 16 years, 304 days
Oldest champion Lars Riedel 34 years, 41 days Ellina Zvereva 40 years, 268 days
Oldest medalist John Powell 40 years, 81 days Ellina Zvereva 40 years, 268 days
Oldest participant Virgilijus Alekna 41 years, 180 days Ellina Zvereva 48 years, 276 days

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Imrich Bugár (TCH)  Luis Delís (CUB)  Géjza Valent (TCH)
1987 Rome
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 Jürgen Schult (GDR)  John Powell (USA)  Luis Delís (CUB)
1991 Tokyo
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 Lars Riedel (GER)  Erik de Bruin (NED)  Attila Horváth (HUN)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Lars Riedel (GER)  Dmitry Shevchenko (RUS)  Jürgen Schult (GER)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Lars Riedel (GER)  Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR)  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR)
1997 Athens
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 Lars Riedel (GER)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Jürgen Schult (GER)
1999 Seville
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 Anthony Washington (USA)  Jürgen Schult (GER)  Lars Riedel (GER)
2001 Edmonton
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 Lars Riedel (GER)  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Michael Möllenbeck (GER)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Róbert Fazekas (HUN)  Vasiliy Kaptyukh (BLR)
2005 Helsinki
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 Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Michael Möllenbeck (GER)
2007 Osaka
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 Gerd Kanter (EST)  Robert Harting (GER)  Rutger Smith (NED)
2009 Berlin
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 Robert Harting (GER)  Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Gerd Kanter (EST)
2011 Daegu
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 Robert Harting (GER)  Gerd Kanter (EST)  Ehsan Haddadi (IRI)
2013 Moscow
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 Robert Harting (GER)  Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Gerd Kanter (EST)
2015 Beijing
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 Piotr Małachowski (POL)  Philip Milanov (BEL)  Robert Urbanek (POL)
2017 London
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 Andrius Gudžius (LTU)  Daniel Ståhl (SWE)  Mason Finley (USA)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Lars Riedel  Germany (GER) 1991–2001 5 0 1 6
2 Robert Harting  Germany (GER) 2007–2013 3 1 0 4
3 Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania (LTU) 1997–2005 2 2 0 4
4 Gerd Kanter  Estonia (EST) 2005–2013 1 2 2 5
5 Piotr Małachowski  Poland (POL) 2009–2015 1 2 0 3
6 Jürgen Schult  Germany (GER) 1987–1997 1 1 2 4
7 Luis Delís  Cuba (CUB) 1983–1987 0 1 1 2
8= Vasiliy Kaptyukh  Belarus (BLR) 1995–2003 0 0 2 2
8= Michael Möllenbeck  Germany (GER) 2001–2005 0 0 2 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 8 2 5 15
2  Lithuania (LTU) 2 2 0 4
3  Estonia (EST) 1 2 2 5
4  Poland (POL) 1 2 1 4
5  United States (USA) 1 1 0 2
6  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 0 1 2
7  East Germany (GDR) 1 0 0 1
8  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 2 3
9=  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 1 2
9=  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 2
9=  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 1 2
12=  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
12=  Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
14  Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Martina Opitz (GDR)  Galina Murašova (URS)  Mariya Petkova (BUL)
1987 Rome
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 Martina Hellmann (GDR)  Diana Gansky (GDR)  Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL)
1991 Tokyo
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 Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL)  Ilke Wyludda (GER)  Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Olga Chernyavskaya (RUS)  Daniela Costian (AUS)  Min Chunfeng (CHN)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Ellina Zvereva (BLR)  Ilke Wyludda (GER)  Olga Chernyavskaya (RUS)
1997 Athens
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 Beatrice Faumuina (NZL)  Ellina Zvereva (BLR)  Natalya Sadova (RUS)
1999 Seville
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 Franka Dietzsch (GER)  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE)  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU)
2001 Edmonton
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 Ellina Zvereva (BLR)  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU)  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Iryna Yatchenko (BLR)  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE)  Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE)
2005 Helsinki
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 Franka Dietzsch (GER)  Natalya Sadova (RUS)  Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE)
2007 Osaka
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 Franka Dietzsch (GER)  Yarelis Barrios (CUB)  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU)
2009 Berlin
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 Dani Samuels (AUS)  Yarelis Barrios (CUB)  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU)
2011 Daegu
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 Li Yanfeng (CHN)  Nadine Müller (GER)  Yarelis Barrios (CUB)
2013 Moscow
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 Sandra Perković (CRO)  Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA)  Yarelis Barrios (CUB)
2015 Beijing
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 Denia Caballero (CUB)  Sandra Perković (CRO)  Nadine Müller (GER)
2017 London
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 Sandra Perković (CRO)  Dani Stevens (AUS)  Mélina Robert-Michon (FRA)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Franka Dietzsch  Germany (GER) 1999–2007 3 0 0 3
2 Ellina Zvereva  Belarus (BLR) 1995–2001 2 1 0 3
3 Martina Hellmann  East Germany (GDR) 1983–1987 2 0 0 2
4 Sandra Perković  Croatia (CRO) 2013–2015 1 1 0 2
5= Tsvetanka Khristova  Bulgaria (BUL) 1987–1991 1 0 1 2
5= Olga Chernyavskaya  Russia (RUS) 1993–1995 1 0 1 2
7 Yarelis Barrios  Cuba (CUB) 2007–2013 0 2 2 4
8 Anastasia Kelesidou  Greece (GRE) 1999–2001 0 2 1 3
9 Ilke Wyludda  Germany (GER) 1991–1995 0 2 0 2
10 Nicoleta Grasu  Romania (ROU) 1999–2009 0 1 3 4
11= Natalya Sadova  Russia (RUS) 1997–2005 0 1 1 2
11= Nadine Müller  Germany (GER) 2011–2015 0 1 1 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 3 3 1 7
2  Belarus (BLR) 3 1 0 4
3  East Germany (GDR) 2 1 0 3
4  Cuba (CUB) 1 2 2 5
5  Russia (RUS) 1 1 2 4
6=  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
6=  Croatia (CRO) 1 1 0 2
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 2 3
9  China (CHN) 1 0 1 2
10  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 0 1
11  Greece (GRE) 0 2 2 4
12  Romania (ROU) 0 1 3 4
13  Soviet Union (URS) 0 1 1 2
14  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
15  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • Butler, Mark et al. (2015). IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Statistics Book. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 August 2016.

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ Butler 2015, p. 41.

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