Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 18
Competitors 15 from 8 nations
Winning distance 58.28 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lia Manoliu  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Liesel Westermann  West Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek  Hungary
← 1964
1972 →

The Women's discus throw competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 18.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of a single final round. Each athlete is allowed three throws, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Liesel Westermann (FRG) 62.54 m Werdohl, West Germany August 24, 1968
Olympic record  Tamara Press (URS) 57.27 m Tokyo, Japan October 19, 1964

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Manoliu, LiaLia Manoliu  Romania 58.28 X X 46.82 X 58.28 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Westermann, LieselLiesel Westermann  West Germany 54.02 57.76 X 55.78 X X 57.76
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kleiber-Kontsek, JolánJolán Kleiber-Kontsek  Hungary 54.90 54.24 X X X X 54.90
4 Otto, AnitaAnita Otto  East Germany 54.40 54.10 53.88 X 51.16 52.34 54.40
5 Popova, AntoninaAntonina Popova  Soviet Union 53.42 53.12 51.40 52.60 52.86 X 53.42
6 Fikotová, OlgaOlga Fikotová  United States X 52.96 50.74 X X 50.40 52.96
7 Spielberg, ChristineChristine Spielberg  East Germany 52.86 X 52.86 X 52.62 49.80 52.86
8 Berendonk, BrigitteBrigitte Berendonk  West Germany 52.80 49.66 46.90 X X 50.46 52.80
9 Muravyova, LyudmilaLyudmila Muravyova  Soviet Union 51.80 52.26 50.20 N/A 52.26
10 Illgen, KarinKarin Illgen  East Germany 50.40 X 52.18 N/A 52.18
11 Stugner, JuditJudit Stugner  Hungary 42.12 51.38 52.08 N/A 52.08
12 Namjilmaa, DashzevgiinDashzevgiin Namjilmaa  Mongolia 50.76 X 49.00 N/A 50.76
13 Cataramă, OlimpiaOlimpia Cataramă  Romania X 47.50 50.20 N/A 50.20
14 Moseke, CarolCarol Moseke  United States 48.28 44.78 44.04 N/A 48.28
15 Roberts, JeanJean Roberts  Australia 36.56 46.26 X N/A 46.26

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