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)
1st, gold medalist(s) Micheline Ostermeyer
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amelia Piccinini
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ine Schäffer
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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.

Since it was the first time this event took place, the following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
4 August Final  Micheline Ostermeyer (FRA) 13.75 m OR


All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Wednesday, 4 August 1948 17:00 Finals

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 12.30m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Micheline Ostermeyer  France 13.140 Q OR
2 Eivor Olson  Sweden 12.620 Q
3 Bevis Reid  Great Britain 12.570 Q
4 Amelia Piccinini  Italy Q
5 Ine Schäffer  Austria Q
6 Paulette Veste  France Q
7 Jaroslava Křítková-Komárková  Czechoslovakia Q
8 Anni Bruk  Austria Q
9 Marija Radosavljević  Yugoslavia Q
10 Ingeborg Mello  Argentina Q
11 Paulette Laurent  France Q
12 Marianne Schläger  Austria Q
13 Elizabeth Müller  Brazil 11.870
14 Frances Kaszubski  United States 11.310
15 Ans Panhorst-Niesink  Netherlands 11.180
16 Dorothy Dodson  United States 11.055
17 Elspeth Whyte  Great Britain 10.755
18 Liv Paulsen  Norway 10.200
19 Margaret Birtwistle  Great Britain 9.740

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

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