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Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

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Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's discus throw

Women's discus throw
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesJuly 30 (final)
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 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
Decathlon men

The women's discus throw event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 30, 1948. The final was won by Frenchwoman Micheline Ostermeyer.


Final standings

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
1 Micheline Ostermeyer France 41.92
2 Edera Gentile Italy 41.17
3 Jacqueline Mazeas France 40.47
4 Jadwiga Wajs-Marcinkiewicz Poland 39.30
5 Lotte Haidegger Austria 38.81
6 Ans Panhorst-Niesink Netherlands 38.74
7 Majken Åberg Sweden 38.48
8 Ingeborg Mello Argentina 38.44
9 Frieda Tiltsch Austria 37.19
10 Paulette Veste France 36.84
11 Frances Kaszubski United States 36.50
12 Gudrun Arenander Sweden 36.25
13 Nel Roos-Lodder Netherlands 36.15
14 Bevis Reid Great Britain 35.84
15 Marianne Schläger Austria 34.79
16 Dorothy Dodson United States 34.69
17 Gabre Gabric Italy 34.17
18 Pak Bong-Sik South Korea 33.80
19 Margaret Birtwistle Great Britain 33.02
20 Elspeth Whyte Great Britain 32.46
21 Julija Matej Yugoslavia 30.25


  •; retrieved 2010-09-29.
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