Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw
The women's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 31, 1948. The final was won by Herma Bauma of Austria.
|Women's javelin throw|
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
|Dates||July 31 (final)|
Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Anneliese Steinheuer (GER)||47.24 m||Frankfurt, Germany||21 June 1942|
|Olympic record||Tilly Fleischer (GER)||45.18 m||Berlin, Germany||2 August 1936|
The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:
|31 July||Final||Herma Bauma (AUT)||45.57||OR|
|Saturday, 31 July 1948||14:30||Finals|
|4||Dorothy Dodson||United States||41.96|
|12||Theresa Manuel||United States||33.82|
|14||Kay Long||Great Britain||30.29|
|15||Gladys Clarke||Great Britain||29.59|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 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.