Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's shot put

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Men's shot put
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 3 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's shot put event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 3. The final was won by American Wilbur Thompson. Thompson's compatriots, Jim Delaney and Jim Fuchs took 2nd and 3rd place.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Wilbur Thompson United States 16.47 17.12 16.97 16.67 16.80 x 17.12 OR
2nd Jim Delaney United States 16.14 16.68 15.88 16.03 16.03 16.28 16.68
3rd Jim Fuchs United States 16.32 16.42 15.60 15.56 14.82 16.28 16.42
4 Mieczysław Łomowski Poland 15.43
5 Gösta Arvidsson Sweden 15.37
6 Yrjö Lehtilä Finland 15.05
7 Jaakko Jouppila Finland 14.59
8 Čestmír Kalina Czechoslovakia 14.55
9 Konstantinos Giataganas Greece 14.54
10 Witold Gerutto Poland 14.37
11 John Giles Great Britain 13.73
12 Sigfús Sigurðsson Iceland 13.66

Key: OR = Olympic record

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