Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 20
Competitors 14 from 9 nations
Winning distance 19.61 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    Soviet Union
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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
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's shot put competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 20.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of a single round. Each competitor was 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  Margitta Gummel (GDR) 18.87 m Frankfurt (Oder), East Germany April 23, 1967
Olympic record  Tamara Press (URS) 18.14 m Tokyo, Japan October 20, 1964

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1 Gummel, MargittaMargitta Gummel East Germany 18.53 17.88 19.07 18.30 19.61 18.59 19.61 WR
2 Lange, MaritaMarita Lange East Germany 18.78 X 18.17 18.47 18.20 18.26 18.78
3 Chizhova, NadezhdaNadezhda Chizhova Soviet Union 18.19 X 18.03 17.62 17.49 17.26 18.19
4 Bognár, JuditJudit Bognár Hungary 17.14 17.30 17.21 17.78 17.75 16.83 17.78
5 Garisch-Culmberger, RenateRenate Garisch-Culmberger East Germany 17.67 17.15 17.68 17.49 17.72 17.69 17.72
6 Khristova, IvankaIvanka Khristova Bulgaria 16.65 17.25 16.85 X X 17.20 17.25
7 Fuchs, MarleneMarlene Fuchs West Germany 17.11 16.56 X X X 16.19 17.11
8 van Noorduyn, ElsEls van Noorduyn Netherlands 15.89 15.71 14.97 15.54 16.23 16.10 16.23
9 Solontsova-Kudryavtseva, IrinaIrina Solontsova-Kudryavtseva Soviet Union X 15.88 15.76 N/A 15.88
10 Schäfer, GertrudGertrud Schäfer West Germany 14.70 15.26 15.10 N/A 15.26
11 Seidler, MarenMaren Seidler United States 14.38 14.86 X N/A 14.86
12 Molina, RosaRosa Molina Chile 12.85 11.89 11.94 N/A 12.85
13 Baeg Ok-Ja South Korea 12.67 12.08 11.97 N/A 12.67
14 Martínez, RosarioRosario Martínez El Salvador 9.58 X 10.18 N/A 10.18

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