Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 4 (qualifying and final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 39:45
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 shot put event was, for the first time, part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 4, 1948. The final was won by Frenchwoman Micheline Ostermeyer.



Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer France 13.750 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amelia Piccinini Italy 13.095
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ine Schäffer Austria 13.080
4 Paulette Veste France 12.985
5 Jaroslava Křítková-Komárková Czechoslovakia 12.920
6 Anni Bruk Austria 12.500
7 Marija Radosavljević Yugoslavia 12.355
8 Bevis Reid Great Britain 12.170
9 Ingeborg Mello Argentina 12.085
10 Paulette Laurent France 12.030
11 Eivor Olson Sweden 11.840
12 Marianne Schläger Austria 11.775

Key: OR = Olympic record