Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

The Women's javelin throw at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Czech athlete Dana Zátopková won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record.[1]

Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueHelsinki Olympic Stadium
DateJuly 24
Competitors19 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Dana Zátopková
 Czechoslovakia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Aleksandra Chudina
 Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yelena Gorchakova
 Soviet Union
← 1948
1956 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Natalya Smirnitskaya (URS) 53.41 m Moscow, Soviet Union 1949
Olympic record   Herma Bauma (AUT) 45.57 m London, United Kingdom 31 July 1948

The following record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
24 July Final   Dana Zátopková (TCH) 50.47 m OR

ResultsEdit

Qualifying roundEdit

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 38.00 m advance to the Final.

Rank Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 Aleksandra Chudina   Soviet Union 46.17 OR
2 Galina Zybina   Soviet Union 45.95
3 Dana Zátopková   Czechoslovakia 45.57
4 Yelena Gorchakova   Soviet Union 45.18
5 Marlies Müller   Germany 44.99
6 Jutta Krüger   Germany 43.43
7 Herma Bauma   Austria 43.07
8 Marjorie Larney   United States 41.44
9 Inge Bausenwein   Germany 40.53
10 Anni Rättyä   Finland 40.47
11 Estrella Puente   Uruguay 40.10
12 Maria Ciach   Poland 39.96
13 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby   Denmark 39.61
14 Diane Coates   Great Britain 39.45
15 Ada Turci   Italy 39.31
16 Elsa Torikka   Finland 39.27
17 Kaisa Parviainen   Finland 39.10
18 Gerda Martín   Chile 36.94
19 Amalia Yubi   Mexico 35.59
Edith Thomas   Chile NM
Gerda Schilling-Staniek   Austria NM

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
  Dana Zátopková   Czechoslovakia 50.47 41.34 46.28 43.45 45.62 47.63 50.47 OR
  Aleksandra Chudina   Soviet Union 46.71 45.20 47.50 x 49.61 50.01 50.01
  Yelena Gorchakova   Soviet Union 46.67 49.76 48.27 45.28 43.10 43.28 49.76
4 Galina Zybina   Soviet Union 44.86 48.35 47.24 47.94 47.81 45.95 48.35
5 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby   Denmark 46.23 40.90 45.30 42.38 44.82 44.77 46.23
6 Marlies Müller   Germany x 44.37 x 43.21 x 43.08 44.37
7 Maria Ciach   Poland 42.55 43.53 44.31 44.31
8 Jutta Krüger   Germany 44.30 42.17 41.77 44.30
9 Herma Bauma   Austria 42.54 42.27 41.13 42.54
10 Estrella Puente   Uruguay 39.41 41.44 41.44
11 Ada Turci   Italy 41.15 41.20 40.03 41.20
12 Inge Bausenwein   Germany 41.16 39.60 39.55 41.16
13 Marjorie Larney   United States x 40.58 36.04 40.58
14 Anni Rättyä   Finland 40.33 38.85 40.56 40.56
15 Diane Coates   Great Britain 40.17 39.28 38.55 40.17
16 Kaisa Parviainen   Finland 38.03 39.82 x 39.82
17 Elsa Torikka   Finland 39.58 x 36.73 39.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Women's Javelin Throw". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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