Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
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Women's javelin throw at the 1964 Summer Olympics on a stamp of Hungary
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 16 October
Competitors 16 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mihaela Peneș  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Antal Marta Rudas  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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The Women's Javelin Throw was one of three women's throwing events on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 16 October 1964. 16 athletes from 10 nations entered.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

The qualification standard was 51.00 metres. Each thrower had three attempts to reach that standard. Since only 7 throwers made the mark, the next five furthest-throwing athletes also advanced to meet the minimum 12 in the final.

Gorchakova set a new world record, besting the old one by more than 2.5 metres. Ozolina also had a good round, besting the old Olympic record to come in second in qualification.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3
1 Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union 62.40 metres WR 62.40
2 Elvīra Ozoliņa  Soviet Union 56.38 metres 56.38
3 Antal Marta Rudas  Hungary 52.23 metres 52.23
4 Anneliese Gerhards  United Team of Germany 52.23 metres 49.88 49.71 52.23
5 Rosemarie Schubert  United Team of Germany 51.20 metres X 51.20
6 Mihaela Peneș  Romania 51.19 metres 43.00 X 51.19
7 Maria Diaconescu  Romania 51.12 metres 51.12
8 Biruta Kaledene  Soviet Union 50.84 metres 49.70 50.84 48.87
9 Hiroko Sato  Japan 49.92 metres X 49.92 X
10 Sue Platt  Great Britain 49.88 metres X 49.88 48.72
11 Katayama Misako  Japan 49.23 metres 39.80 46.11 49.23
12 Michele Demys  France 48.94 metres 48.94 48.67 X
13 RaNae Bair  United States 46.89 metres 46.70 46.89 46.04
14 Ingeborg Schwalbe  United Team of Germany 45.55 metres 45.55 44.41 39.47
15 Anna Pazera  Australia 44.87 metres 41.58 44.87 X
16 Lee He-Ja  South Korea 34.95 metres 33.24 34.95 29.05

Final[edit]

The qualification marks were ignored for the final, each thrower receiving three new attempts. The top six throwers after those three received three more attempts, taking their best result of the six.

No one came close to equalling Gorchakova's qualifying round throw, her own attempts in the final not coming within 5 metres of it as she dropped to third place.

Place Athlete Nation Best mark Throw 1 Throw 2 Throw 3 Throw 4 Throw 5 Throw 6
1 Mihaela Peneş  Romania 60.54 metres 60.54 52.76 X 50.72 51.44 53.77
2 Antal Marta Rudas  Hungary 58.27 metres 53.21 58.27 X 54.17 50.24 X
3 Yelena Gorchakova  Soviet Union 57.06 metres 56.43 49.21 53.10 57.06 55.23 X
4 Biruta Kaledene  Soviet Union 56.31 metres 53.79 X 54.13 56.31 54.68 X
5 Elvīra Ozoliņa  Soviet Union 54.81 metres 54.68 54.81 X X X X
6 Maria Diaconescu  Romania 53.71 metres X 53.71 50.49 51.21 51.35 52.00
7 Hiroko Sato  Japan 52.48 metres 47.28 52.48 49.18
8 Anneliese Gerhards  United Team of Germany 52.37 metres 52.37 46.79 45.88
9 Susan Mary Platt  Great Britain 48.59 metres 48.59 48.00 48.55
10 Michele Demys  France 47.25 metres 45.95 47.14 47.25
11 Katayama Misako  Japan 46.87 metres 45.16 46.87 42.37
12 Rosemarie Schubert  United Team of Germany 46.50 metres X X 46.50

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