Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's shot put

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Women's shot put
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 4 & 7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nadezhda Chizhova
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Margitta Gummel
 East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivanka Khristova
 Bulgaria
← 1968
1976 →

The women's shot put field event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place on September 4 & 7. Nadezhda Chizhova was very disappointed with her bronze medal finish in 1968 Olympics. She has won the (1966, 1969 and the 1971) European Athletics Championships. Since 1968 she has broken the world record six times. The only threat for the gold medal came from Margitta Gummel the defending Olympic Champion.[1]

Results[edit]

All throwers reaching 16.20 m (53 ft 2 in) and the top 12 including ties, advanced to the finals. All qualifiers are listen in blue. All distances are listed in metres.

Qualifying[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ivanka Khristova  Bulgaria 19.20 19.20 p p
2 Marianne Adam  East Germany 19.11 19.11 p p
3 Margitta Gummel  East Germany 18.82 18.82 p p
4 Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 18.66 18.66 p p
5 Nadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union 18.54 18.54 p p
6 Marita Lange  East Germany 18.16 18.16 p p
7 Antonina Ivanova  Soviet Union 17.87 17.87 p p
8 Radostina Vasekova  Bulgaria 17.78 17.78 p p
9 Elena Stoyanova  Bulgaria 17.70 17.70 p p
10 Ludwika Chewińska  Poland 17.40 17.40 p p
11 Esfir Dolzhenko  Soviet Union 17.18 17.18 p p
12 Valentina Cioltan  Romania 16.85 16.85 p p
13 Judit Bogná  Hungary 16.52 16.52 p p
14 Maren Seidler  United States 16.18 15.63 16.05 16.18
15 Baeg Ok-Ja  South Korea 15.78 x 15.78 x
16 Jan Svendsen  United States 14.96 14.48 x 14.96
17 Rosa Molina  Chile 14.61 14.59 14.61 14.41
18 Nnenna Njoku  Nigeria 10.63 10.63 10.40 9.06

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st, gold medalist(s) Nadezhda Chizhova  Soviet Union 21.03
WR
21.03 20.36 20.58 19.97 x x
2nd, silver medalist(s) Margitta Gummel  East Germany 20.22 18.46 18.83 19.55 20.22 19.53 x
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ivanka Khristova  Bulgaria 19.35 19.35 x 19.22 x 18.82 18.95
4 Esfir Dolzhenko  Soviet Union 19.24 18.43 19.24 x 18.74 x x
5 Marianne Adam  East Germany 18.94 18.75 x 18.58 18.94 18.91 18.71
6 Marita Lange  East Germany 18.85 x 18.46 18.29 18.85 18.38 18.71
7 Helena Fibingerová  Czechoslovakia 18.81 18.62 x x 18.59 18.81 x
8 Elena Stoyanova  Bulgaria 18.34 18.24 17.75 18.34 x 17.55 x
9 Antonina Ivanova  Soviet Union 18.28 18.28 17.99 17.98
10 Ludwika Chewińska  Poland 18.24 17.71 18.24 17.73
11 Judit Bognár  Hungary 18.23 17.93 17.97 18.23
12 Radostina Vasekova  Bulgaria 17.86 17.86 17.48 17.52
13 Valentina Cioltan  Romania 16.62 16.37 16.62 x

Key: WR = world record; p = pass; x = fault

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Women's Shot Put". Retrieved 2012-03-05.