Athletics at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the X Olympiad
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates July 31
Competitors 8 from 4 nations
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Athletics at the
1932 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The women's javelin throw event at the 1932 Olympic Games took place July 31st. This was the first time this event was held for women.


Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st Babe Didrikson United States 43.69 OR
2nd Ellen Braumüller Germany 43.50
3rd Tilly Fleischer Germany 43.01
4 Masako Shinpo Japan 39.08
5 Nan Gindele United States 37.95
6 Gloria Russell United States 36.74
7 María Uribe Mexico 33.66
8 Mitsue Ishizu Japan 30.81

Key: OR = Olympic record