Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The Men's Discus Throw event at the 1952 Summer Olympics took place on 22 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Sim Iness (USA)
Silver  Adolfo Consolini (ITA)
Bronze  James Dillion (USA)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1952 Summer Olympics
World Record  Fortune Gordien (USA) 56.97 m August 14, 1949 Finland Hämeenlinna, Finland
Olympic Record  Adolfo Consolini (ITA) 52.78 m August 2, 1948 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 46.00 advance to the Final.

Rank Group Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 A Adolfo Consolini  Italy 51.89
2 A Fortune Gordien  United States 50.34
3 A Oto Grigalka  Soviet Union 48.93
4 A Sim Iness  United States 48.90
5 A James Dillion  United States 47.92
6 B Nikolaos Syllas  Greece 47.84
7 A Ferenc Klics  Hungary 47.63
8 B Roland Nilsson  Sweden 47.18
9 B Per Stavem  Norway 46.74
10 B Giuseppe Tosi  Italy 46.59
11 B Roy Pella  Canada 46.58
12 B Jørgen Munk Plum  Denmark 46.58
13 B Jean Maissant  France 46.47
14 A Boris Butenko  Soviet Union 46.43
15 B Veikko Nyqvist  Finland 46.41
16 B Boris Matveyev  Soviet Union 46.31
17 B Konstantinos Giataganas  Greece 46.05
18 B Olli Partanen  Finland 45.24
19 B Mark Pharaoh  Great Britain 45.19
20 A Stein Johnson  Norway 45.12
21 B Ian Reed  Australia 45.00
22 A Friðrik Guðmundsson  Iceland 44.73
23 A Oskar Häfliger  Switzerland 44.73
24 B Þorsteinn Löve  Iceland 44.28
25 A Lucien Guillier  France 43.88
26 A Kristian Johansen  Norway 43.46
27 A Sepp Hipp  Germany 43.38
28 A Hernán Haddad  Chile 42.89
29 A Arvo Huutoniemi  Finland 42.79
30 A Raymond Kintziger  Belgium 41.46
31 B Nuri Turan  Turkey 41.45
32 A Uri Gallin  Israel 40.76

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Sim Iness  United States 53.47 54.60 55.03 53.49 54.13 52.82 55.03 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Adolfo Consolini  Italy 51.69 53.78 53.45 50.63 50.08 51.20 53.78
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James Dillion  United States 52.47 48.06 51.76 53.28 x 52.28 53.28
4 Fortune Gordien  United States 52.52 52.66 51.71 51.48 x 49.93 52.66
5 Ferenc Klics  Hungary 48.74 49.07 51.13 x 49.79 x 51.13
6 Oto Grigalka  Soviet Union 50.71 x 47.84 x x x 50.71
7 Roland Nilsson  Sweden x 48.90 50.06 50.06
8 Giuseppe Tosi  Italy 45.85 49.03 48.97 49.03
9 Nikolaos Syllas  Greece 48.99 48.36 47.17 48.99
10 Boris Matveyev  Soviet Union 47.27 44.47 48.70 48.70
11 Boris Butenko  Soviet Union x 43.66 48.15 48.15
12 Veikko Nyqvist  Finland 47.72 45.99 46.63 47.72
13 Jørgen Munk Plum  Denmark 38.73 45.20 47.26 47.26
14 Roy Pella  Canada x 46.63 45.47 46.63
15 Konstantinos Giataganas  Greece 42.40 46.23 x 46.23
16 Per Stavem  Norway 39.78 x 46.00 46.00
17 Jean Maissant  France 43.40 42.11 35.82 43.40

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