Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sim Iness (USA)
Silver  Adolfo Consolini (ITA)
Bronze  James Dillion (USA)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics
World Record  Fortune Gordien (USA) 56.97 m August 14, 1949 Finland Hämeenlinna, Finland
Olympic Record  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 52.78 m August 2, 1948 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 46.00 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 A Adolfo Consolini Italy 51.89
2 A Fortune Gordien United States 50.34
3 A Oto Grigalka Soviet Union 48.93
4 A Sim Iness United States 48.90
5 A James Dillion United States 47.92
6 B Nikolaos Syllas Greece 47.84
7 A Ferenc Klics Hungary 47.63
8 B Roland Nilsson Sweden 47.18
9 B Per Stavem Norway 46.74
10 B Giuseppe Tosi Italy 46.59
11 B Gino Roy Pella Canada 46.58
12 B Jørgen Munk Plum Denmark 46.58
13 B Jean Maissant France 46.47
14 A Boris Butenko Soviet Union 46.43
15 B Veikko Nyqvist Finland 46.41
16 B Boris Matveyev Soviet Union 46.05
17 B Konstantinos Giataganas Greece 45.71
18 B Olli Partanen Finland 45.24
19 B Mark Pharaoh Great Britain 45.19
20 A Stein Johnson Norway 45.12
21 B Ian Reed Australia 45.00
22 A Friðrik Guðmundsson Iceland 44.73
23 A Oskar Häfliger Switzerland 44.73
24 B Þorsteinn Löve Iceland 44.28
25 A Lucien Guillier France 43.88
26 A Kristian Johansen Norway 43.46
27 A Sepp Hipp Germany 43.38
28 A Hernán Haddad Chile 42.89
29 A Arvo Huutoniemi Finland 42.79
30 A Raymond Kintziger Belgium 41.46
31 B Nuri Turan Turkey 41.45
32 A Uri Gallin Israel 40.76

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Sim Iness United States 53.47 54.60 55.03 53.49 54.13 52.82 55.03 OR
2nd Adolfo Consolini Italy 51.69 53.78 53.45 50.63 50.08 51.20 53.78
3rd James Dillion United States 52.47 48.06 51.76 53.28 x 52.28 53.28
4 Fortune Gordien United States 52.52 52.66 51.71 51.48 x 49.93 52.66
5 Ferenc Klics Hungary 48.74 49.07 51.13 x 49.79 x 51.13
6 Oto Grigalka Soviet Union 50.71 x 47.84 x x x 50.71
7 Roland Nilsson Sweden x 48.90 50.06 50.06
8 Giuseppe Tosi Italy 45.85 49.03 48.97 49.03
9 Nikolaos Syllas Greece 48.99 48.36 47.17 48.99
10 Boris Matveyev Soviet Union 47.27 44.47 48.70 48.70
11 Boris Butenko Soviet Union x 43.66 48.15 48.15
12 Veikko Nyqvist Finland 47.72 45.99 46.63 47.72
13 Jørgen Munk Plum Denmark 38.73 45.20 47.26 47.26
14 Gino Roy Pella Canada x 46.63 45.47 46.63
15 Konstantinos Giataganas Greece 42.40 46.23 x 46.23
16 Per Stavem Norway 39.78 x 46.00 46.00
17 Jean Maissant France 43.40 42.11 35.82 43.40

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