Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

The women's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 30, 1948. The final was won by Micheline Ostermeyer of France.[1]

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesJuly 30 (final)
Competitors19
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Edera Gentile
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jacqueline Mazeas
 France
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
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RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Gisela Mauermayer (GER) 48.31 m Berlin, Germany 11 July 1936
Olympic record 47.63 m Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 30 July 1948 15:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Micheline Ostermeyer   France 41.92
  Edera Gentile   Italy 41.17
  Jacqueline Mazéas   France 40.47
4 Jadwiga Wajs-Marcinkiewicz   Poland 39.30
5 Lotte Haidegger   Austria 38.81
6 Ans Panhorst-Niesink   Netherlands 38.74
7 Majken Åberg   Sweden 38.48
8 Ingeborg Mello   Argentina 38.44
9 Frieda Tiltsch   Austria 37.19
10 Paulette Veste   France 36.84
11 Frances Kaszubski   United States 36.50
12 Gudrun Arenander   Sweden 36.25
13 Nel Roos-Lodder   Netherlands 36.15
14 Bevis Reid   Great Britain 35.84
15 Marianne Schläger   Austria 34.79
16 Dorothy Dodson   United States 34.69
17 Gabre Gabric   Italy 34.17
18 Pak Bong-sik   South Korea 33.80
19 Margaret Birtwistle   Great Britain 33.02
20 Elspeth Whyte   Great Britain 32.46
21 Julija Matej   Yugoslavia 30.25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 Berlin Summer Games: Women's Discus Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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