Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw
|Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
The women's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. It was the first medal decision of a women's event in Olympic athletics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 31, 1928.
Twenty-one discus throwers from twelve nations competed.
| Halina Konopacka
| Lillian Copeland
United States (USA)
| Ruth Svedberg
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||39.18||Halina Konopacka||Warsaw (POL)||September 4, 1927|
In the final Halina Konopacka set a new world record with 39.62 metres.
The best six throwers, both groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are not available.
|1||Halina Konopacka (POL)||39.17||1||Q|
|2||Lillian Copeland (USA)||36.66||2||Q|
|3||Grete Heublein (GER)||35.56||3||Q|
|4||Ruth Svedberg (SWE)||34.68||5||Q|
|5||Maybelle Reichardt (USA)||33.52||7|
|6||Lucienne Velu (FRA)||31.29||10|
|7||Lena Michaëlis (NED)||31.04||11|
|8||Paula Mollenhauer (GER)||30.94||12|
|9||Piera Borsani (ITA)||30.67||13|
|10||Elfrīda Karlsone (LAT)||30.60||14|
|11||Lucie Petit-Diagre (BEL)||25.28||20|
|12||Jenny Toitgans (BEL)||24.40||21|
|1||Milly Reuter (GER)||34.75||4||Q|
|2||Liesl Perkaus (AUT)||33.54||6||Q|
|3||Genowefa Kobielska (POL)||32.72||8|
|4||Charlotte Mäder (GER)||32.22||9|
|5||Rena MacDonald (USA)||30.25||15|
|6||Erzsébet Ruda (HUN)||29.65||16|
|7||Bets Dekens (NED)||29.36||17|
|8||Berta Jikeli (ROU)||28.19||18|
|9||Margaret Jenkins (USA)||27.07||19|
The final was held on the same day and started at 2 p.m.
|Place||Athlete||Qual. Width||Final Width||Distance|
|1||Halina Konopacka (POL)||39.17||39.62||39.62 WR|
|2||Lillian Copeland (USA)||36.66||37.08||37.08|
|3||Ruth Svedberg (SWE)||34.68||35.92||35.92|
|4||Milly Reuter (GER)||34.75||35.86||35.86|
|5||Grete Heublein (GER)||35.56||35.56|
|6||Liesl Perkaus (AUT)||33.54||33.54|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 13 December 2008. (Polish)