Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 4 & 7
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 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 women
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100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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Discus throw men women
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Hammer throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's shot put field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 4 & 7. Nadezhda Chizhova was very disappointed with her bronze medal finish in 1968 Olympics. She has won the (1966, 1969 and the 1971) European Athletics Championships. Since 1968 she has broken the world record six times. The only threat for the gold medal came from Margitta Gummel the defending Olympic Champion.[1]

Results[edit]

All jumpers reaching 16.20 m (53 ft 2 in) and the top 12 including ties, advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are listen in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ivanka Khristova Bulgaria 19.20 19.20 p p
2 Marianne Adam East Germany 19.11 19.11 p p
3 Margitta Gummel East Germany 18.82 18.82 p p
4 Helena Fibingerová Czechoslovakia 18.66 18.66 p p
5 Nadezhda Chizhova Soviet Union 18.54 18.54 p p
6 Marita Lange East Germany 18.16 18.16 p p
7 Antonina Ivanova Soviet Union 17.87 17.87 p p
8 Radostina Vasekova Bulgaria 17.78 17.78 p p
9 Elena Stoyanova Bulgaria 17.70 17.70 p p
10 Ludwika Chewińska Poland 17.40 17.40 p p
11 Esfir Dolzhenko Soviet Union 17.18 17.18 p p
12 Valentina Cioltan Romania 16.85 16.85 p p
13 Judit Bogná Hungary 16.52 16.52 p p
14 Maren Seidler United States 16.18 15.63 16.05 16.18
15 Baeg Ok-Ja South Korea 15.78 x 15.78 x
16 Jan Svendsen United States 14.96 14.48 x 14.96
17 Rosa Molina Chile 14.61 14.59 14.61 14.41
18 Nnenna Njoku Nigeria 10.63 10.63 10.40 9.06

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st Nadezhda Chizhova Soviet Union 21.03
WR
21.03 20.36 20.58 19.97 x x
2nd Margitta Gummel East Germany 20.22 18.46 18.83 19.55 20.22 19.53 x
3rd Ivanka Khristova Bulgaria 19.35 19.35 x 19.22 x 18.82 18.95
4 Esfir Dolzhenko Soviet Union 19.24 18.43 19.24 x 18.74 x x
5 Marianne Adam East Germany 18.94 18.75 x 18.58 18.94 18.91 18.71
6 Marita Lange East Germany 18.85 x 18.46 18.29 18.85 18.38 18.71
7 Helena Fibingerová Czechoslovakia 18.81 18.62 x x 18.59 18.81 x
8 Elena Stoyanova Bulgaria 18.34 18.24 17.75 18.34 x 17.55 x
9 Antonina Ivanova Soviet Union 18.28 18.28 17.99 17.98
10 Ludwika Chewińska Poland 18.24 17.71 18.24 17.73
11 Judit Bognár Hungary 18.23 17.93 17.97 18.23
12 Radostina Vasekova Bulgaria 17.86 17.86 17.48 17.52
13 Valentina Cioltan Romania 16.62 16.37 16.62 x

Key: WR = world record; p = pass; x = fault

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's Shot Put". Retrieved 2012-03-05.