Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Athletics at the
1956 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
20 km walk men
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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

These are the official results of the Women's Discus Throw event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualification round mark was set at 42.00 metres. Nine competitors failed to reach that distance.

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE DISTANCE
Med 1.png  Olga Fikotová (TCH) 53.69 m
Med 2.png  Irina Beglyakova (URS) 52.54 m
Med 3.png  Nina Ponomaryeva (URS) 52.02 m
4.  Earlene Brown (USA) 51.35 m
5.  Albina Yelkina (URS) 48.20 m
6.  Isabel Avellán (ARG) 46.73 m
7.  Jirina Voborilova (TCH) 45.84 m
8.  Stepanka Mertova (TCH) 45.78 m
9.  Lia Manoliu (ROU) 43.90 m
10.  Marianne Werner (EUA) 43.34 m
11.  Paola Paternoster (ITA) 42.83 m
12.  Nada Kotlusek (YUG) 42.16 m
13.  Lois Jackman (AUS) 40.84 m
 Almut Brömmel (EUA) DNQ
 Shirley Cotton (AUS) DNQ
 Toyoko Yoshino (JPN) DNQ
 Suzanne Allday (GBR) DNQ
 Anne-Katrin Lafrenz (EUA) DNQ
 Valerie Dawn Lawrence (AUS) DNQ
 Jacqueline MacDonald (CAN) DNQ
 Marjorie Larney (USA) DNQ
 Pamela Joan Kurrell (USA) DNQ

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