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Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

The women's javelin throw event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place July 31. This was the first time this event was held for women.[1]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the X Olympiad
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
DatesJuly 31
Competitors8 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Babe Didrikson
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ellen Braumüller
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tilly Fleischer
1936 →


Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Babe Didrikson   United States 43.69 OR
  Ellen Braumüller   Germany 43.50
  Tilly Fleischer   Germany 43.01
4 Masako Shinpo   Japan 39.08
5 Nan Gindele   United States 37.95
6 Gloria Russell   United States 36.74
7 María Uribe   Mexico 33.66
8 Mitsue Ishizu   Japan 30.81

Key: OR = Olympic record


  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". Retrieved 16 January 2018.