Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 18
Competitors 15 from 8 nations
Winning distance 58.28 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Romania
Silver medal    West Germany
Bronze medal    Hungary
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's discus throw competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 18.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of a single final round. Each athlete is allowed three throws, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Liesel Westermann (FRG) 62.54 m Werdohl, West Germany August 24, 1968
Olympic record  Tamara Press (URS) 57.27 m Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Manoliu, LiaLia Manoliu Romania 58.28 X X 46.82 X 58.28 OR
2 Westermann, LieselLiesel Westermann West Germany 54.02 57.76 X 55.78 X X 57.76
3 Kleiber-Kontsek, JolánJolán Kleiber-Kontsek Hungary 54.90 54.24 X X X X 54.90
4 Otto, AnitaAnita Otto East Germany 54.40 54.10 53.88 X 51.16 52.34 54.40
5 Popova, AntoninaAntonina Popova Soviet Union 53.42 53.12 51.40 52.60 52.86 X 53.42
6 Fikotová, OlgaOlga Fikotová United States X 52.96 50.74 X X 50.40 52.96
7 Spielberg, ChristineChristine Spielberg East Germany 52.86 X 52.86 X 52.62 49.80 52.86
8 Berendonk, BrigitteBrigitte Berendonk West Germany 52.80 49.66 46.90 X X 50.46 52.80
9 Muravyova, LyudmilaLyudmila Muravyova Soviet Union 51.80 52.26 50.20 N/A 52.26
10 Illgen, KarinKarin Illgen East Germany 50.40 X 52.18 N/A 52.18
11 Stugner, JuditJudit Stugner Hungary 42.12 51.38 52.08 N/A 52.08
12 Namjilmaa, DashzevgiinDashzevgiin Namjilmaa Mongolia 50.76 X 49.00 N/A 50.76
13 Cataramă, OlimpiaOlimpia Cataramă Romania X 47.50 50.20 N/A 50.20
14 Moseke, CarolCarol Moseke United States 48.28 44.78 44.04 N/A 48.28
15 Roberts, JeanJean Roberts Australia 36.56 46.26 X N/A 46.26

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