Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Halina Konopacka
Poland (POL)
 Lillian Copeland
United States (USA)
 Ruth Svedberg
Sweden (SWE)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 39.18 Poland Halina Konopacka Warsaw (POL) September 4, 1927
Olympic Record -

In the final Halina Konopacka set a new world record with 39.62 metres.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The best six throwers, both groups counted together, qualified for the final. The throwing order and the throwing series are not available.

Group 1

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
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

Group 2

Place Athlete Distance Overall Rank Qual.
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

Final[edit]

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

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