Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (final)
Competitors 15
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 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
Decathlon men

The women's javelin throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 31, 1948. The final was won by Austrian Herma Bauma.


Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Herma Bauma Austria 45.57 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kaisa Parviainen Finland 43.79
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lily Carlstedt Denmark 42.08
4 Dorothy Dodson United States 41.96
5 Jo Teunissen-Waalboer Netherlands 40.92
6 Ans Koning Netherlands 40.33
7 Dana Ingrová-Zátopková Czechoslovakia 39.94
8 Elly Dammers Netherlands 38.23
9 Gerda Schilling-Staniek Austria 38.01
10 Ingrid Almqvist Sweden 37.26
11 Melania Sinoracka Poland 35.74
12 Theresa Manuel United States 33.82
13 Nicole Saeys Belgium 31.77
14 Kay Long Great Britain 30.29
15 Gladys Clarke Great Britain 29.59

Key: OR = Olympic record