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.[1]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesJuly 31 (final)
Competitors15
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Herma Bauma
 Austria
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Kaisa Parviainen
 Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Lily Carlstedt
 Denmark
← 1936
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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   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:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
31 July Final   Herma Bauma (AUT) 45.57 OR

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 31 July 1948 14:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Herma Bauma   Austria 45.57 OR
  Kaisa Parviainen   Finland 43.79
  Lily Carlstedt   Denmark 42.08
4 Dorothy Dodson   United States 41.96
5 Jo Teunissen-Waalboer   Netherlands 40.92
6 Ans Koning   Netherlands 40.33
7 Dana Ingrová-Zátopková   Czechoslovakia 39.94
8 Elly Dammers   Netherlands 38.23
9 Gerda Schilling-Staniek   Austria 38.01
10 Ingrid Almqvist   Sweden 37.26
11 Melania Sinoracka   Poland 35.74
12 Theresa Manuel   United States 33.82
13 Nicole Saeys   Belgium 31.77
14 Kay Long   Great Britain 30.29
15 Gladys Clarke   Great Britain 29.59

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.

External linksEdit