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

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 3 (qualifying round)
September 5 (final round)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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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
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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

The women's discus throw throwing event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 3 & September 5.

Results[edit]

Top 12 throwers and ties plus all trowers reaching 47.00 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listen in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 Notes
1 Nina Romashkova Soviet Union 53.68 53.68 pass pass
2 Irene Schuch Germany 52.22 52.22 pass pass
3 Tamara Press Soviet Union 51.47 51.47 pass pass
4 Earlene Brown United States 51.17 42.43 51.17 pass
5 Kriemhild Limberg Germany 50.86 50.86 pass pass
6 Jiřina Němcová Czechoslovakia 49.86 49.86 pass pass
7 Yevgeniya Kuznetsova Soviet Union 49.36 49.36 pass pass
8 Štěpánka Mertová Czechoslovakia 49.34 49.34 pass pass
9 Lia Manoliu Romania 48.57 48.57 pass pass
10 Olga Fikotová United States 48.32 foul 48.32 pass
11 Wivianne Bergh Sweden 47.02 foul 44.29 47.02
12 Valerie Sloper New Zealand 46.91 46.91 45.79 42.80
13 Kazimiera Rykowska Poland 46.75 foul 46.75 foul
14 Jennifer Thompson New Zealand 46.74 45.94 46.74 42.93
15 Elivia Ricci Italy 45.86 45.86 foul 45.78
16 Dorli Hofrichter Austria 44.94 44.94 foul 39.26
17 Karen Inge Halkier Denmark 43.99 41.06 42.02 43.99
18 Hiroko Uchida Japan 43.78 foul 43.78 foul
19 Pam Kurrell United States 43.23 43.23 40.35 42.34
20 Paola Paternoster Italy 43.11 43.11 41.36 42.20
21 Suzanne Farmer Great Britain 41.12 foul foul 41.12
22 Milena Čelesnik Yugoslavia 30.84 foul 30.84 foul
23 Doris Lorenz Germany - foul foul foul NM
24 Wu Jin-Yun Republic of China - foul foul foul NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 Notes
1 Nina Romashkova Soviet Union 55.10 44.48 52.42 53.39 51.68 55.10 OR 54.42 OR
2 Tamara Press Soviet Union 52.59 51.64 46.82 foul 50.92 foul 52.59
3 Lia Manoliu Romania 52.36 52.36 foul 46.29 50.59 48.78 46.96
4 Kriemhild Limberg Germany 51.47 51.47 foul 45.30 47.40 48.12 46.38
5 Yevgeniya Kuznetsova Soviet Union 51.43 51.43 51.39 50.96 49.69 50.62 51.25
6 Earlene Brown United States 51.29 51.29 35.83 47.29 foul 35.20 45.80
7 Olga Fikotová United States 50.95 50.95 47.46 48.82
8 Jiřina Němcová Czechoslovakia 50.12 50.12 48.62 foul
9 Irene Schuch Germany 49.86 49.86 49.42 foul
10 Valerie Sloper New Zealand 48.81 45.26 foul 48.81
11 Štěpánka Mertová Czechoslovakia 48.28 48.28 46.62 38.51
12 Wivianne Bergh Sweden 43.96 42.70 43.76 43.96

Key: OR = Olympic record; NM = no mark

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