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

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 30 (final)
Competitors 19
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
 France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edera Gentile
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jacqueline Mazeas
 France
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 10:15
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
steeplechase
men
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 discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 30, 1948. The final was won by Frenchwoman Micheline Ostermeyer.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Gisela Mauermayer (GER) 48.31 m Berlin, Germany 11 July 1936
Olympic record 47.63 m Berlin, Germany 4 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 30 July 1948 15:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer  France 41.92
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edera Gentile  Italy 41.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jacqueline Mazéas  France 40.47
4 Jadwiga Wajs-Marcinkiewicz  Poland 39.30
5 Lotte Haidegger  Austria 38.81
6 Ans Panhorst-Niesink  Netherlands 38.74
7 Majken Åberg  Sweden 38.48
8 Ingeborg Mello  Argentina 38.44
9 Frieda Tiltsch  Austria 37.19
10 Paulette Veste  France 36.84
11 Frances Kaszubski  United States 36.50
12 Gudrun Arenander  Sweden 36.25
13 Nel Roos-Lodder  Netherlands 36.15
14 Bevis Reid  Great Britain 35.84
15 Marianne Schläger  Austria 34.79
16 Dorothy Dodson  United States 34.69
17 Gabre Gabric  Italy 34.17
18 Pak Bong-Sik  South Korea 33.80
19 Margaret Birtwistle  Great Britain 33.02
20 Elspeth Whyte  Great Britain 32.46
21 Julija Matej  Yugoslavia 30.25

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