Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Date July 24
Competitors 19 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dana Zátopková
 Czechoslovakia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandra Chudina
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yelena Gorchakova
 Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1952 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
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The Women's javelin throw at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on 24 July at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Czech athlete Dana Zátopková won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record.

Records[edit]

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

World record Soviet Union Natalya Smirnitskaya (URS) 53.41 m Moscow, Soviet Union 1949
Olympic record  Herma Bauma (AUT) 45.57 m London, United Kingdom 31 July 1948

The following record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
24 July Final  Dana Zátopková (TCH) 50.47 m OR

Results[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualification: Qualifying Performance 38.00 m advance to the Final.

Rank Athlete Nationality Result Notes
1 Aleksandra Chudina  Soviet Union 46.17 OR
2 Galina Zybina  Soviet Union 45.95
3 Dana Zátopková  Czechoslovakia 45.57
4 Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union 45.18
5 Marlies Müller  Germany 44.99
6 Jutta Krüger  Germany 43.43
7 Herma Bauma  Austria 43.07
8 Marjorie Larney  United States 41.44
9 Inge Bausenwein  Germany 40.53
10 Anni Rättyä  Finland 40.47
11 Estrella Puente  Uruguay 40.10
12 Maria Ciach  Poland 39.96
13 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby  Denmark 39.61
14 Diane Coates  Great Britain 39.45
15 Ada Turci  Italy 39.31
16 Elsa Torikka  Finland 39.27
17 Kaisa Parviainen  Finland 39.10
18 Gerda Martín  Chile 36.94
19 Amalia Yubi  Mexico 35.59
Edith Thomas  Chile NM
Gerda Schilling-Staniek  Austria NM

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Dana Zátopková  Czechoslovakia 50.47 41.34 46.28 43.45 45.62 47.63 50.47 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandra Chudina  Soviet Union 46.71 45.20 47.50 x 49.61 50.01 50.01
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union 46.67 49.76 48.27 45.28 43.10 43.28 49.76
4 Galina Zybina  Soviet Union 44.86 48.35 47.24 47.94 47.81 45.95 48.35
5 Lily Carlstedt-Kelsby  Denmark 46.23 40.90 45.30 42.38 44.82 44.77 46.23
6 Marlies Müller  Germany x 44.37 x 43.21 x 43.08 44.37
7 Maria Ciach  Poland 42.55 43.53 44.31 44.31
8 Jutta Krüger  Germany 44.30 42.17 41.77 44.30
9 Herma Bauma  Austria 42.54 42.27 41.13 42.54
10 Estrella Puente  Uruguay 39.41 41.44 41.44
11 Ada Turci  Italy 41.15 41.20 40.03 41.20
12 Inge Bausenwein  Germany 41.16 39.60 39.55 41.16
13 Marjorie Larney  United States x 40.58 36.04 40.58
14 Anni Rättyä  Finland 40.33 38.85 40.56 40.56
15 Diane Coates  Great Britain 40.17 39.28 38.55 40.17
16 Kaisa Parviainen  Finland 38.03 39.82 x 39.82
17 Elsa Torikka  Finland 39.58 x 36.73 39.58

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