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

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 2 (qualifying and final)
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Gold medal 
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1936 1952
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1948 Summer Olympics
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The men's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 2. The final was won by Italian Adolfo Consolini.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Bob Fitch (USA) 54.93 m Minneapolis, United States 8 June 1946
Olympic record  Ken Carpenter (USA) 50.48 m Berlin, Germany 5 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Height Notes
2 August Final  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 52.78 m OR

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday, 2 August 1948 11:00 Qualifications
Monday, 2 August 1948 15:30 Finals

Results[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Qual. rule: qualification standard 46.00m (Q) or at least best 12 qualified (q).

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Adolfo Consolini Italy 51.08 Q OR
2 Giuseppe Tosi Italy 50.56 Q
3 Fortune Gordien United States 48.40 Q
4 Veikko Nyqvist Finland 47.75 Q
5 Ivar Ramstad Norway 47.34 Q
6 Nikolaos Syllas Greece 47.03 Q
7 Ferenc Klics Hungary 46.65 Q
8 Stein Johnson Norway 46.54 Q
9 Uno Fransson Sweden 45.99 q
10 Hermann Tunner Austria 45.92 q
11 Eduardo Julve Peru 45.86 q
12 Arvo Huutoniemi Finland 44.77 q
13 Bill Burton United States 43.78
14 Félix Erauzquin Spain 43.66
15 Giorgio Oberweger Italy 43.13
16 Danilo Žerjal Yugoslavia 43.07
17 Manuel Consiglieri Peru 43.01
18 Emilio Malchiodi Argentina 42.98
19 James Nesbitt Great Britain 42.09
20 Vic Frank United States 42.00
21 Jack Brewer Great Britain 41.95
22 Cummin Clancy Ireland 40.73
23 Eric Coy Canada 39.53
24 Roger Verhaes Belgium 39.14
25 Laurence Reavell-Carter Great Britain 38.04
26 Nazar Muhammad Khan Malik Pakistan 36.23
27 Ahmed Zahur Khan Pakistan 36.23
28 An Yeong-han South Korea NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Adolfo Consolini Italy 49.67 52.78 47.94 x 50.51 50.43 52.78 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Giuseppe Tosi Italy 51.78 48.81 50.11 50.09 x 51.18 51.78
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fortune Gordien United States 47.95 49.20 50.77 x 48.74 x 50.77
4 Ivar Ramstad Norway 49.21
5 Ferenc Klics Hungary 48.21
6 Veikko Nyqvist Finland 47.33
7 Nikolaos Syllas Greece 47.25
8 Stein Johnson Norway 46.54
9 Arvo Huutoniemi Finland 45.28
10 Uno Fransson Sweden 45.25
11 Hermann Tunner Austria 44.43
12 Eduardo Julve Peru 44.05

Key: OR = Olympic record

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