LOL ... thanks CW, comical games. I was searching the British papers, but they've been rather brilliant at sweeping all these scandals well under the carpet. Apparently the mantra goes that if we don't talk about it, it didn't happen
I can understand why the Chinese are rather unhappy about this. When the Chinese thrower had her last attempt, she thought she had already won the bronze ... Makes you wonder, if other things have been measured incorrectly.
Edit : I've read another more detailed report about what happened. It's John Cleese worthy stuff. The German thrower threw exactly the same length as the thrower just before her. That apparently crashed the system.
Only mark the German got was (briefly) one about 5 meters shorter, the length the following thrower reached.
The German thrower was rather unhappy and refused to leave the stadium and kept complaining. The Chinese, who thought she had won bronze, was celebrating running her lap of honour, waving the Chinese flag.
Half an hour after the competition had finished, the organizers / judges finally caved in and agreed to measure the German's last throw manually with a measuring tape.