Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw
|Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
|Dates||July 30 (final)|
|Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||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.
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|
|Friday, 30 July 1948||15:30||Finals|
|11||Frances Kaszubski||United States||36.50|
|14||Bevis Reid||Great Britain||35.84|
|16||Dorothy Dodson||United States||34.69|
|18||Pak Bong-Sik||South Korea||33.80|
|19||Margaret Birtwistle||Great Britain||33.02|
|20||Elspeth Whyte||Great Britain||32.46|
- 1948 Summer Olympics results: Women's discus throw, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2010-09-29.
- Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad, The (1948). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 5 September 2016.