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.
|Women's discus throw|
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
|Dates||July 30 (final)|
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|
|Friday, 30 July 1948||15:30||Finals|
|11||Frances Kaszubski||United States||36.50|
|14||Bevis Reid||Great Britain||35.84|
|16||Dorothy Dodson||United States||34.69|
|18||Pak Bong-sik||South Korea||33.80|
|19||Margaret Birtwistle||Great Britain||33.02|
|20||Elspeth Whyte||Great Britain||32.46|
- "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.
- Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, The (1948). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 5 September 2016.