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
1st, gold medalist(s) Herma Bauma
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kaisa Parviainen
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lily Carlstedt
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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
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80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
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Field events
Long jump men women
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
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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.


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

World record  Anneliese Steinheuer (GER) 47.24 m Frankfurt, Germany 21 June 1942
Olympic record  Tilly Fleischer (GER) 45.18 m Berlin, Germany 2 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
31 July Final  Herma Bauma (AUT) 45.57 OR


All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 31 July 1948 14:30 Finals


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

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