Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 3 (qualifying round)
September 5 (final round)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nina Romashkova
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tamara Press
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lia Manoliu
 Romania
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 discus throw throwing event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on September 3 & September 5.

Results[edit]

Top 12 throwers and ties plus all trowers reaching 47.00 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listen in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 Notes
1 Nina Romashkova  Soviet Union 53.68 53.68 pass pass
2 Irene Schuch  United Team of Germany 52.22 52.22 pass pass
3 Tamara Press  Soviet Union 51.47 51.47 pass pass
4 Earlene Brown  United States 51.17 42.43 51.17 pass
5 Kriemhild Limberg  United Team of Germany 50.86 50.86 pass pass
6 Jiřina Němcová  Czechoslovakia 49.86 49.86 pass pass
7 Yevgeniya Kuznetsova  Soviet Union 49.36 49.36 pass pass
8 Štěpánka Mertová  Czechoslovakia 49.34 49.34 pass pass
9 Lia Manoliu  Romania 48.57 48.57 pass pass
10 Olga Fikotová  United States 48.32 foul 48.32 pass
11 Wivianne Bergh  Sweden 47.02 foul 44.29 47.02
12 Valerie Sloper  New Zealand 46.91 46.91 45.79 42.80
13 Kazimiera Rykowska  Poland 46.75 foul 46.75 foul
14 Jennifer Thompson  New Zealand 46.74 45.94 46.74 42.93
15 Elivia Ricci  Italy 45.86 45.86 foul 45.78
16 Dorli Hofrichter  Austria 44.94 44.94 foul 39.26
17 Karen Inge Halkier  Denmark 43.99 41.06 42.02 43.99
18 Hiroko Uchida  Japan 43.78 foul 43.78 foul
19 Pam Kurrell  United States 43.23 43.23 40.35 42.34
20 Paola Paternoster  Italy 43.11 43.11 41.36 42.20
21 Suzanne Farmer  Great Britain 41.12 foul foul 41.12
22 Milena Čelesnik  Yugoslavia 30.84 foul 30.84 foul
23 Doris Lorenz  United Team of Germany - foul foul foul NM
24 Wu Jin-Yun  Republic of China - foul foul foul NM

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Nina Romashkova  Soviet Union 55.10 44.48 52.42 53.39 51.68 55.10 OR 54.42 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tamara Press  Soviet Union 52.59 51.64 46.82 foul 50.92 foul 52.59
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lia Manoliu  Romania 52.36 52.36 foul 46.29 50.59 48.78 46.96
4 Kriemhild Limberg  United Team of Germany 51.47 51.47 foul 45.30 47.40 48.12 46.38
5 Yevgeniya Kuznetsova  Soviet Union 51.43 51.43 51.39 50.96 49.69 50.62 51.25
6 Earlene Brown  United States 51.29 51.29 35.83 47.29 foul 35.20 45.80
7 Olga Fikotová  United States 50.95 50.95 47.46 48.82
8 Jiřina Němcová  Czechoslovakia 50.12 50.12 48.62 foul
9 Irene Schuch  United Team of Germany 49.86 49.86 49.42 foul
10 Valerie Sloper  New Zealand 48.81 45.26 foul 48.81
11 Štěpánka Mertová  Czechoslovakia 48.28 48.28 46.62 38.51
12 Wivianne Bergh  Sweden 43.96 42.70 43.76 43.96

Key: OR = Olympic record; NM = no mark

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