Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Date July 24
Competitors 19 from 13 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The Women's javelin throw at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Czech athlete Dana Zátopková won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Soviet Union Nina Smirnitskaja (URS) 53.41 m 1949
Olympic record  Herma Bauma (AUT) 45.57 m London, United Kingdom 31 July 1948

The following record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
24 July Final  Dana Zátopková (TCH) 50.47 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 38.00 m advance to the Final.

Rank Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 Aleksandra Chudina Soviet Union 46.17 OR
2 Galina Zybina Soviet Union 45.95
3 Dana Zátopková Czechoslovakia 45.57
4 Yelena Gorchakova Soviet Union 45.18
5 Marlies Müller Germany 44.99
6 Jutta Krüger Germany 43.43
7 Herma Bauma Austria 43.07
8 Marjorie Larney United States 41.44
9 Inge Bausenwein Germany 40.53
10 Anni Rättyä Finland 40.47
11 Estrella Puente Uruguay 40.10
12 Maria Ciach Poland 39.96
13 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby Denmark 39.61
14 Diane Coates Great Britain 39.45
15 Ada Turci Italy 39.31
16 Elsa Torikka Finland 39.27
17 Kaisa Parviainen Finland 39.10
18 Gerda Martín Chile 36.94
19 Amalia Yubi Mexico 35.59
Edith Thomas Chile NM
Gerda Schilling-Staniek Austria NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1 Dana Zátopková Czechoslovakia 50.47 41.34 46.28 43.45 45.62 47.63 50.47 OR
2 Aleksandra Chudina Soviet Union 46.71 45.20 47.50 x 49.61 50.01 50.01
3 Yelena Gorchakova Soviet Union 46.67 49.76 48.27 45.28 43.10 43.28 49.76
4 Galina Zybina Soviet Union 44.86 48.35 47.24 47.94 47.81 45.95 48.35
5 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby Denmark 46.23 40.90 45.30 42.38 44.82 44.77 46.23
6 Marlies Müller Germany x 44.37 x 43.21 x 43.08 44.37
7 Maria Ciach Poland 42.55 43.53 44.31 44.31
8 Jutta Krüger Germany 44.30 42.17 41.77 44.30
9 Herma Bauma Austria 42.54 42.27 41.13 42.54
10 Estrella Puente Uruguay 39.41 41.44 41.44
11 Ada Turci Italy 41.15 41.20 40.03 41.20
12 Inge Bausenwein Germany 41.16 39.60 39.55 41.16
13 Marjorie Larney United States x 40.58 36.04 40.58
14 Anni Rättyä Finland 40.33 38.85 40.56 40.56
15 Diane Coates Great Britain 40.17 39.28 38.55 40.17
16 Kaisa Parviainen Finland 38.03 39.82 x 39.82
17 Elsa Torikka Finland 39.58 x 36.73 39.58

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