Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's discus throw

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Men's discus throw
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 15 October
Competitors 29 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Al Oerter  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ludvik Danek  Czechoslovakia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Weill  United States
← 1960
1968 →

The men's discus throw was one of four men's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 15 October 1964. 29 athletes from 22 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the qualification round.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 55.00 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard. Since only 10 throwers made the mark, the next two furthest also advanced to meet the minimum 12 in the final. The table shows the results of the three qualifying rounds.[1]

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3
1 Al Oerter  United States 60.54 metres OR 60.54
2 Ludvik Danek  Czechoslovakia 58.88 metres 58.88
3 Jay Silvester  United States 57.81 metres X 57.81
4 Victor Kompaneets  Soviet Union 57.40 metres 57.40
5 Dave Weill  United States 56.95 metres 56.95
6 Hartmut Losch  United Team of Germany 56.46 metres 56.46
7 Zenon Begier  Poland 56.31 metres 56.31
8 Roy Hollingsworth  Great Britain 55.96 metres 52.60 55.08 55.96
9 Edmund Piątkowski  Poland 55.22 metres 55.22
10 József Szécsényi  Hungary 55.04 metres 55.04
11 Kim Bukhantsev  Soviet Union 54.94 metres 54.94 X X
12 Vladimir Trusenev  Soviet Union 53.81 metres 53.81 51.94 52.25
13 Fritz Kühl  United Team of Germany 53.53 metres 53.53 53.04 X
14 Lothar Milde  United Team of Germany 53.39 metres 53.39 50.83 X
15 Pentti Repo  Finland 52.93 metres 52.93 X 50.60
16 Dako Radosevic  Yugoslavia 52.71 metres 51.22 52.71 51.37
17 Kees Koch  Netherlands 52.57 metres 51.20 52.57 51.08
18 Jiri Zemba  Czechoslovakia 52.13 metres X 52.13 51.80
19 Warwick Selvey  Australia 51.96 metres 50.83 X 51.96
20 Ernst Soudek  Austria 51.78 metres X 51.78 50.96
21 Les Mills  New Zealand 51.70 metres 44.18 51.70 51.22
22 Georgios Tsakanikas  Greece 51.03 metres 50.76 51.03 48.07
23 Shohei Kaneko  Japan 46.46 metres 44.63 43.31 46.46
24 Segui Denis Kragbe  Ivory Coast 46.43 metres 44.07 46.43 44.03
25 Ignacio Reinosa  Puerto Rico 46.36 metres 46.36 45.96 X
26 Gideon Ariel  Israel 46.12 metres 45.10 44.26 46.12
27 Sayed Mirza Molimadail  Iran 45.24 metres X 45.24 44.96
28 Kim Byung-Ki  South Korea 42.73 metres 42.73 X X
Lars Haglund  Sweden No mark X X X

Finals[edit]

The scores from the qualification round were erased and each thrower was given three throws. The six best in those three received another three throws, keeping all six.

Danek's first throw broke Oerter's record from the qualifier. Weill topped that with his second throw, then Danek took the record back in the fourth throw. Oerter's fifth throw, a full 61 metres to regain the record, silenced the others and won him his third straight gold medal.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6
1 Al Oerter  United States 61.00 metres OR 57.65 58.34 55.11 54.37 61.00 X
2 Ludvik Danek  Czechoslovakia 60.52 metres 59.73 58.83 X 60.52 58.38 57.17
3 Dave Weill  United States 59.49 metres X 59.49 56.15 56.15 55.94 52.45
4 Jay Silvester  United States 59.09 metres 56.99 X 57.54 57.46 59.09 X
5 József Szécsényi  Hungary 57.23 metres 54.34 52.14 56.97 57.23 X 54.66
6 Zenon Begier  Poland 57.06 metres 57.06 52.45 55.83 X X 56.68
7 Edmund Piatkowski  Poland 55.81 metres 52.94 55.81 53.87
8 Vladimir Trusenev  Soviet Union 54.78 metres 53.70 54.78 52.98
9 Kim Bukhantsev  Soviet Union 54.38 metres X 50.15 54.38
10 Roy Anselm Hollingsworth  Great Britain 53.87 metres 53.74 53.87 X
11 Hartmut Losch  United Team of Germany 52.08 metres 51.44 52.08 X
12 Victor Kompaneets  Soviet Union 51.96 metres X 51.96 X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Discus Throw Qualifying Round". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
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