Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 2 (qualifying and final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Adolfo Consolini
 Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Giuseppe Tosi
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fortune Gordien
 United States
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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The men's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 2. The final was won by Italian Adolfo Consolini.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Bob Fitch (USA) 54.93 m Minneapolis, United States 8 June 1946
Olympic record  Ken Carpenter (USA) 50.48 m Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Height Notes
2 August Final  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 52.78 m OR

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday, 2 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Monday, 2 August 1948 15:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 46.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Adolfo Consolini  Italy 51.08 Q OR
2 Giuseppe Tosi  Italy 50.56 Q
3 Fortune Gordien  United States 48.40 Q
4 Veikko Nyqvist  Finland 47.75 Q
5 Ivar Ramstad  Norway 47.34 Q
6 Nikolaos Syllas  Greece 47.03 Q
7 Ferenc Klics  Hungary 46.65 Q
8 Stein Johnson  Norway 46.54 Q
9 Uno Fransson  Sweden 45.99 q
10 Hermann Tunner  Austria 45.92 q
11 Eduardo Julve  Peru 45.86 q
12 Arvo Huutoniemi  Finland 44.77 q
13 Bill Burton  United States 43.78
14 Félix Erauzquin  Spain 43.66
15 Giorgio Oberweger  Italy 43.13
16 Danilo Žerjal  Yugoslavia 43.07
17 Manuel Consiglieri  Peru 43.01
18 Emilio Malchiodi  Argentina 42.98
19 James Nesbitt  Great Britain 42.09
20 Vic Frank  United States 42.00
21 Jack Brewer  Great Britain 41.95
22 Cummin Clancy  Ireland 40.73
23 Eric Coy  Canada 39.53
24 Roger Verhaes  Belgium 39.14
25 Laurence Reavell-Carter  Great Britain 38.04
26 Nazar Muhammad Khan Malik  Pakistan 36.23
27 Ahmed Zahur Khan  Pakistan 36.23
28 An Yeong-han  South Korea NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Adolfo Consolini  Italy 49.67 52.78 47.94 x 50.51 50.43 52.78 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Giuseppe Tosi  Italy 51.78 48.81 50.11 50.09 x 51.18 51.78
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fortune Gordien  United States 47.95 49.20 50.77 x 48.74 x 50.77
4 Ivar Ramstad  Norway 49.21
5 Ferenc Klics  Hungary 48.21
6 Veikko Nyqvist  Finland 47.33
7 Nikolaos Syllas  Greece 47.25
8 Stein Johnson  Norway 46.54
9 Arvo Huutoniemi  Finland 45.28
10 Uno Fransson  Sweden 45.25
11 Hermann Tunner  Austria 44.43
12 Eduardo Julve  Peru 44.05

Key: OR = Olympic record

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