Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 1
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
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 women's javelin throw throwing event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 1.

Results[edit]

Top 12 throwers and ties plus all throwers reaching 48.00 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3
1 Elvīra Ozoliņa Soviet Union 53.25 53.25 pass pass
2 Dana Zátopková Czechoslovakia 51.64 47.94 51.64 pass
3 Sue Platt Great Britain 50.67 50.67 pass pass
4 Karen Anderson United States 50.62 43.96 44.26 50.62
5 Vlasta Pešková Czechoslovakia 50.61 50.61 pass pass
6 Márta Rudasné Antal Hungary 50.01 foul 47.56 50.01
7 Maria Diţi Romania 49.80 49.80 pass pass
8 Anna Wojtaszek Australia 49.20 45.66 49.20 pass
9 Alla Shastitko Soviet Union 48.91 48.91 pass pass
10 Birutė Kalėdienė Soviet Union 48.59 48.59 pass pass
11 Marlene Ahrens Chile 48.36 44.61 48.36 pass
12 Anneliese Gerhards Germany 48.33 45.89 foul 48.33
13 Urszula Figwer Poland 48.04 48.04 pass pass
14 Ingrid Almqvist Sweden 47.67 foul 44.33 47.67
15 Erika Strößenreuther Germany 46.85 45.88 foul 46.85
16 Almut Brömmel Germany 45.52 34.76 45.52 41.20
17 Erika Strasser Austria 43.80 43.79 43.80 foul
18 Lise Kock Denmark 43.01 43.01 foul 40.36
19 Averil Williams Great Britain 42.44 42.44 foul 40.03
20 Unn Thorvaldsen Norway 41.99 foul foul 41.99

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 Notes
1 Elvīra Ozoliņa Soviet Union 55.98 55.98 OR foul 51.54 54.80 foul foul OR
2 Dana Zátopková Czechoslovakia 53.78 49.84 50.36 53.78 51.02 46.13 50.70
3 Birutė Kalėdienė Soviet Union 53.45 50.17 49.81 53.45 50.87 49.58 foul
4 Vlasta Pešková Czechoslovakia 52.56 50.94 foul 51.28 52.56 49.00 48.82
5 Urszula Figwer Poland 52.33 52.33 foul 47.92 50.16 46.53 pass
6 Anna Wojtaszek Australia 51.15 51.15 47.04 foul 42.76 47.35 foul
7 Sue Platt Great Britain 51.01 51.01 50.84 foul
8 Alla Shastitko Soviet Union 50.92 47.43 50.83 50.92
9 Márta Rudasné Antal Hungary 50.25 50.25 48.41 49.66
10 Maria Diţi Romania 49.56 49.56 47.49 48.83
11 Anneliese Gerhards Germany 49.27 47.76 49.27 foul
12 Marlene Ahrens Chile 47.53 46.39 47.53 45.34
13 Karen Anderson United States 46.52 44.39 46.52 44.24

Key: OR = Olympic record

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