Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw
The Women's Javelin Throw was one of three women's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 16 October 1964. 16 athletes from 10 nations entered.
|Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
|Competitors||16 from 10 nations|
The qualification standard was 51.00 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard. Since only 7 throwers made the mark, the next five furthest-throwing athletes also advanced to meet the minimum 12 in the final.
Gorchakova set a new world record, besting the old one by more than 2.5 metres. Ozolina also had a good round, besting the old Olympic record to come in second in qualification.
|Place||Athlete||Nation||Best mark||Throw 1||Throw 2||Throw 3|
|1||Yelena Gorchakova||Soviet Union||62.40 metres WR||62.40||—|
|2||Elvīra Ozoliņa||Soviet Union||56.38 metres||56.38||—|
|3||Antal Marta Rudas||Hungary||52.23 metres||52.23||—|
|4||Anneliese Gerhards||United Team of Germany||52.23 metres||49.88||49.71||52.23|
|5||Rosemarie Schubert||United Team of Germany||51.20 metres||X||51.20||—|
|6||Mihaela Peneș||Romania||51.19 metres||43.00||X||51.19|
|7||Maria Diaconescu||Romania||51.12 metres||51.12||—|
|8||Biruta Kaledene||Soviet Union||50.84 metres||49.70||50.84||48.87|
|9||Hiroko Sato||Japan||49.92 metres||X||49.92||X|
|10||Sue Platt||Great Britain||49.88 metres||X||49.88||48.72|
|11||Misako Katayama||Japan||49.23 metres||39.80||46.11||49.23|
|12||Michele Demys||France||48.94 metres||48.94||48.67||X|
|13||RaNae Bair||United States||46.89 metres||46.70||46.89||46.04|
|14||Ingeborg Schwalbe||United Team of Germany||45.55 metres||45.55||44.41||39.47|
|15||Anna Pazera||Australia||44.87 metres||41.58||44.87||X|
|16||Lee Hye-ja||South Korea||34.95 metres||33.24||34.95||29.05|
The qualification marks were ignored for the final, each thrower receiving three new attempts. The top six throwers after those three received three more attempts, taking their best result of the six.
No one came close to equalling Gorchakova's qualifying round throw, her own attempts in the final not coming within 5 metres of it as she dropped to third place.
|Place||Athlete||Nation||Best mark||Throw 1||Throw 2||Throw 3||Throw 4||Throw 5||Throw 6|
|1||Mihaela Peneş||Romania||60.54 metres||60.54||52.76||X||50.72||51.44||53.77|
|2||Antal Marta Rudas||Hungary||58.27 metres||53.21||58.27||X||54.17||50.24||X|
|3||Yelena Gorchakova||Soviet Union||57.06 metres||56.43||49.21||53.10||57.06||55.23||X|
|4||Biruta Kaledene||Soviet Union||56.31 metres||53.79||X||54.13||56.31||54.68||X|
|5||Elvīra Ozoliņa||Soviet Union||54.81 metres||54.68||54.81||X||X||X||X|
|6||Maria Diaconescu||Romania||53.71 metres||X||53.71||50.49||51.21||51.35||52.00|
|7||Hiroko Sato||Japan||52.48 metres||47.28||52.48||49.18|
|8||Anneliese Gerhards||United Team of Germany||52.37 metres||52.37||46.79||45.88|
|9||Susan Mary Platt||Great Britain||48.59 metres||48.59||48.00||48.55|
|10||Michele Demys||France||47.25 metres||45.95||47.14||47.25|
|11||Katayama Misako||Japan||46.87 metres||45.16||46.87||42.37|
|12||Rosemarie Schubert||United Team of Germany||46.50 metres||X||X||46.50|