Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

The women's shot put event was, for the first time, part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on 4 August 1948. The final was won by Micheline Ostermeyer of France.[1]

Women's shot put
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates4 August (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Amelia Piccinini
 Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ine Schäffer
 Austria
1952 →
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Since it was the first time this event took place, the following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final  Micheline Ostermeyer (FRA) 13.75 m OR

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday 4 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Wednesday 4 August 1948 17:00 Finals

Qualifying RoundEdit

Qual. rule: qualification standard 12.30m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Micheline Ostermeyer   France 13.140 Q OR
2 Eivor Olson   Sweden 12.620 Q
3 Bevis Reid   Great Britain 12.570 Q
4 Amelia Piccinini   Italy Q
5 Ine Schäffer   Austria Q
6 Paulette Veste   France Q
7 Jaroslava Komárková   Czechoslovakia Q
8 Anni Bruk   Austria Q
9 Marija Radosavljević   Yugoslavia Q
10 Ingeborg Mello   Argentina Q
11 Paulette Laurent   France Q
12 Marianne Schläger   Austria Q
13 Elizabeth Müller   Brazil 11.870
14 Frances Kaszubski   United States 11.310
15 Ans Panhorst-Niesink   Netherlands 11.180
16 Dorothy Dodson   United States 11.055
17 Elspeth Whyte   Great Britain 10.755
18 Liv Paulsen   Norway 10.200
19 Margaret Birtwistle   Great Britain 9.740

Final standingsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Micheline Ostermeyer   France 13.750 OR
  Amelia Piccinini   Italy 13.095
  Ine Schäffer   Austria 13.080
4 Paulette Veste   France 12.985
5 Jaroslava Komárková   Czechoslovakia 12.920
6 Anni Bruk   Austria 12.500
7 Marija Radosavljević   Yugoslavia 12.355
8 Bevis Reid   Great Britain 12.170
9 Ingeborg Mello   Argentina 12.085
10 Paulette Laurent   France 12.030
11 Eivor Olson   Sweden 11.840
12 Marianne Schläger   Austria 11.775

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's Shot Put". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

External linksEdit