Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's pentathlon

The women's pentathlon was part of the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 16 October and 17 October 1964, with the first three events on 16 October and the last two on 17 October. 20 athletes from 15 nations entered. The 1964 Summer Olympics were the first appearance of the women's pentathlon.[1]

Women's pentathlon
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates16–17 October
Competitors20 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Irina Press  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mary Rand  Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Galina Bystrova  Soviet Union
1968 →

The events of the pentathlon, in order, were:

  1. 80 metre hurdles
  2. Shot put
  3. High jump
  4. Long jump
  5. 200 metres

ResultsEdit

First dayEdit

80 metre hurdlesEdit

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 10.7 seconds 1096 1096 1
Irina Press   Soviet Union 10.7 seconds 1096 1096 1
3 Mary Rand   Great Britain 10.9 seconds 1061 1061 3
Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 10.9 seconds 1061 1061 3
5 Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 11.0 seconds 1044 1044 5
6 Chi Cheng   Republic of China 11.1 seconds 1027 1027 6
Denise Guenard   France 11.1 seconds 1027 1027 6
Nina Hansen   Denmark 11.1 seconds 1027 1027 6
Mariya Sizyakova   Soviet Union 11.1 seconds 1027 1027 6
10 Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 11.2 seconds 1011 1011 10
11 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 11.3 seconds 995 995 11
Jenny Wingerson   Canada 11.3 seconds 995 995 11
13 Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 11.6 seconds 948 948 13
14 Helen Frith   Australia 11.9 seconds 904 904 14
Dianne Gerace   Canada 11.9 seconds 904 904 14
16 Oddrun Hokland   Norway 12.0 seconds 890 890 16
Miyuki Takahashi   Japan 12.0 seconds 890 890 16
Pat Winslow   United States 12.0 seconds 890 890 16
19 Ulla Flegel   Austria 12.2 seconds 862 862 19
20 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 12.6 seconds 809 809 20

Shot putEdit

Press's shot put, more than 2.5 metres further than the nearest competitor's, combined with her hurdles victory to give her a solid lead after two events.

Place Athlete Nation Distance Points
Event Total Rank
1 Irina Press   Soviet Union 17.16 metres 1173 2269 1
2 Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 14.48 metres 1015 2059 3
3 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 14.47 metres 1014 2110 2
4 Pat Winslow   United States 13.04 metres 924 1814 10
5 Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 12.73 metres 904 1965 4
6 Jennifer Wingerson   Canada 12.06 metres 859 1854 6
7 Maria Siziakova   Soviet Union 11.87 metres 846 1873 5
8 Ulla Flegel   Austria 11.66 metres 832 1694 17
9 Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 11.62 metres 829 1777 11
10 Denise Guenard   France 11.30 metres 807 1834 8
11 Nina Hansen   Denmark 11.26 metres 804 1831 9
12 Dianne Gerace   Canada 11.19 metres 799 1703 15
13 Helen Frith   Australia 11.16 metres 797 1701 16
14 Mary Rand   Great Britain 11.05 metres 789 1850 7
15 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 10.72 metres 766 1761 13
16 Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 10.67 metres 762 1773 12
17 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 10.19 metres 727 1536 20
18 Oddrun Hokland   Norway 10.05 metres 717 1607 18
19 Chi Cheng   Republic of China 9.79 metres 697 1724 14
20 Takahashi Miyuki   Japan 9.56 metres 680 1570 19

High jumpEdit

Place Athlete Nation Height Points
Event Total Rank
1 Mary Rand   Great Britain 1.72 metres 1067 2917 4
2 Dianne Gerace   Canada 1.69 metres 1037 2740 9
Helen Frith   Australia 1.69 metres 1037 2738 10
4 Irina Press   Soviet Union 1.63 metres 976 3245 1
Pat Winslow   United States 1.63 metres 976 2790 6
Ulla Flegel   Austria 1.63 metres 976 2670 14
Oddrun Hokland   Norway 1.63 metres 976 2583 16
8 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 1.60 metres 945 3055 2
Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 1.60 metres 945 3004 3
Denise Guenard   France 1.60 metres 945 2779 8
Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 1.60 metres 945 2722 11
Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 1.60 metres 945 2718 12
13 Maria Siziakova   Soviet Union 1.57 metres 913 2786 7
14 Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 1.54 metres 880 2845 5
Nina Hansen   Denmark 1.54 metres 880 2711 13
16 Jennifer Wingerson   Canada 1.48 metres 814 2668 15
17 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 1.45 metres 780 2541 17
18 Chi Cheng   Republic of China 1.40 metres 721 2445 18
Takahashi Miyuki   Japan 1.40 metres 721 2291 19
20 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 1.35 metres 660 2196 20

First day rankingsEdit

  1. Irina Press, 3245 points
  2. Galina Bystrova, 3055 points
  3. Mary Elizabeth Peters, 3004 points
  4. Mary Rand, 2917 points
  5. Draga Stamejcic, 2845 points
  6. Pat Winslow, 2790 points
  7. Maria Siziakova, 2786 points
  8. Denise Guenard, 2779 points
  9. Dianne Gerace, 2740 points
  10. Helen Frith, 2738 points
  11. Ingrid Becker, 2722 points
  12. Helga Hoffmann, 2718 points
  13. Nina Hansen, 2711 points
  14. Ulla Flegel, 2670 points
  15. Jennifer Wingerson, 2668 points
  16. Oddrun Hokland, 2583 points
  17. Amelia Hinten, 2541 points
  18. Chi Cheng, 2445 points
  19. Takahashi Miyuki, 2291 points
  20. Lee Hak Ja, 2196 points

Second dayEdit

Long jumpEdit

Rand won her second straight event, climbing back up to third place overall after her fall to seventh following the shot put. Press, never having been outside the top four in any event, increased her lead to over 200 points above fellow Soviet Bystrova.

Place Athlete Nation Distance Points
Event Total Rank
1 Mary Rand   Great Britain 6.55 metres 1111 4028 3
2 Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 6.44 metres 1087 3805 6
3 Nina Hansen   Denmark 6.27 metres 1049 3760 8
4 Irina Press   Soviet Union 6.24 metres 1042 4287 1
5 Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 6.19 metres 1031 3876 5
6 Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 6.17 metres 1027 3749 10
7 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 6.11 metres 1014 4069 2
8 Maria Siziakova   Soviet Union 5.94 metres 975 3761 7
9 Pat Winslow   United States 5.90 metres 966 3756 9
10 Helen Frith   Australia 5.87 metres 959 3697 11
11 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 5.82 metres 948 3489 16
12 Oddrun Hokland   Norway 5.79 metres 941 3524 15
13 Dianne Gerace   Canada 5.76 metres 934 3674 13
14 Chi Cheng   Republic of China 5.72 metres 924 3369 18
15 Denise Guenard   France 5.69 metres 918 3697 11
16 Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 5.60 metres 897 3901 4
17 Jennifer Wingerson   Canada 5.52 metres 878 3546 14
18 Takahashi Miyuki   Japan 5.51 metres 875 3166 19
19 Ulla Flegel   Austria 5.22 metres 806 3476 17
20 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 4.91 metres 729 2925 20

200 metresEdit

Rand won her third straight event to pass Bystrova and take the silver medal. Press, who had won the first two events, had her lowest finish of the pentathlon in sixth place, still winning the gold medal by over 200 points and breaking her own world record (5137 points, set in 1961) by more than 100 points.

Place Athlete Nation Time Points
Event Total Rank
1 Mary Rand   Great Britain 24.2 seconds 1007 5035 2
2 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 24.5 seconds 977 4466 14
3 Pat Winslow   United States 24.6 seconds 968 4724 7
Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 24.6 seconds 968 4717 8
Jennifer Wingerson   Canada 24.6 seconds 968 4514 13
6 Irina Press   Soviet Union 24.7 seconds 959 5246 1
7 Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 25.0 seconds 932 4737 6
8 Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 25.2 seconds 914 4790 5
9 Oddrun Hokland   Norway 25.3 seconds 905 4429 16
10 Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 25.4 seconds 896 4797 4
11 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 25.5 seconds 887 4956 3
12 Helen Frith   Australia 25.8 seconds 860 4557 11
Chi Cheng   Republic of China 25.8 seconds 860 4229 17
14 Nina Hansen   Denmark 25.9 seconds 851 4611 9
Denise Guenard   France 25.9 seconds 851 4548 12
16 Maria Siziakova   Soviet Union 26.3 seconds 819 4580 10
17 Dianne Gerace   Canada 26.9 seconds 771 4445 15
18 Takahashi Miyuki   Japan 27.2 seconds 748 3914 18
19 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 27.5 seconds 724 3649 19
Ulla Flegel   Austria Withdrew 3476

Final standingsEdit

Place Athlete Nation Points
1 Irina Press   Soviet Union 5246 WR
2 Mary Rand   Great Britain 5035
3 Galina Bystrova   Soviet Union 4956
4 Mary Elizabeth Peters   Great Britain 4797
5 Draga Stamejcic   Yugoslavia 4790
6 Helga Hoffmann   United Team of Germany 4737
7 Pat Winslow   United States 4724
8 Ingrid Becker   United Team of Germany 4717
9 Nina Hansen   Denmark 4611
10 Maria Siziakova   Soviet Union 4580
11 Helen Frith   Australia 4557
12 Denise Guenard   France 4548
13 Jennifer Wingerson   Canada 4514
14 Amelia Hinten   Netherlands 4466
15 Dianne Gerace   Canada 4445
16 Oddrun Hokland   Norway 4429
17 Chi Cheng   Republic of China 4229
18 Takahashi Miyuki   Japan 3914
19 Lee Hak Ja   South Korea 3649
Ulla Flegel   Austria Did not finish
3476 after 4 events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's Pentathlon". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2018.