Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 20
Competitors 14 from 9 nations
Winning distance 19.61 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Margitta Gummel  East Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marita Lange  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's shot put competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico took place on October 20.

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of a single round. Each competitor was 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  Margitta Gummel (GDR) 18.87 m Frankfurt (Oder), East Germany April 23, 1967
Olympic record  Tamara Press (URS) 18.14 m Tokyo, Japan October 20, 1964

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Gummel, MargittaMargitta Gummel  East Germany 18.53 17.88 19.07 18.30 19.61 18.59 19.61 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lange, MaritaMarita Lange  East Germany 18.78 X 18.17 18.47 18.20 18.26 18.78
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chizhova, NadezhdaNadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union 18.19 X 18.03 17.62 17.49 17.26 18.19
4 Bognár, JuditJudit Bognár  Hungary 17.14 17.30 17.21 17.78 17.75 16.83 17.78
5 Garisch-Culmberger, RenateRenate Garisch-Culmberger  East Germany 17.67 17.15 17.68 17.49 17.72 17.69 17.72
6 Khristova, IvankaIvanka Khristova  Bulgaria 16.65 17.25 16.85 X X 17.20 17.25
7 Fuchs, MarleneMarlene Fuchs  West Germany 17.11 16.56 X X X 16.19 17.11
8 van Noorduyn, ElsEls van Noorduyn  Netherlands 15.89 15.71 14.97 15.54 16.23 16.10 16.23
9 Solontsova-Kudryavtseva, IrinaIrina Solontsova-Kudryavtseva  Soviet Union X 15.88 15.76 N/A 15.88
10 Schäfer, GertrudGertrud Schäfer  West Germany 14.70 15.26 15.10 N/A 15.26
11 Seidler, MarenMaren Seidler  United States 14.38 14.86 X N/A 14.86
12 Molina, RosaRosa Molina  Chile 12.85 11.89 11.94 N/A 12.85
13 Baeg Ok-Ja  South Korea 12.67 12.08 11.97 N/A 12.67
14 Martínez, RosarioRosario Martínez  El Salvador 9.58 X 10.18 N/A 10.18

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