Athletics — Discus Throw, Women

Times held 22
Total participants 343
Total countries 70

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1928 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 21 12
1932 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 9 4
1936 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 19 11
1948 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 21 11
1952 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 20 16
1956 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 22 12
1960 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 24 15
1964 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 21 15
1968 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 16 9
1972 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 17 10
1976 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 15 9
1980 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 17 10
1984 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 17 14
1988 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 22 13
1992 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 28 16
1996 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 39 24
2000 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 32 20
2004 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 42 27
2008 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 38 24
2012 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 35 23
2016 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 34 23
2020 Discus Throw, Women Olympic 31 19

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1928 Halina KonopackaPOL Lillian CopelandUSA Ruth SvedbergSWE
1932 Lillian CopelandUSA Ruth OsburnUSA Jadwiga WajsPOL
1936 Gisela MauermayerGER Jadwiga WajsPOL Paula MollenhauerGER
1948 Micheline OstermeyerFRA Edera Cordiale-GentileITA Jacqueline MazéasFRA
1952 Nina RomashkovaURS Yelizaveta BagryantsevaURS Nino DumbadzeURS
1956 Olga FikotováTCH Irina BeglyakovaURS Nina Romashkova-PonomaryovaURS
1960 Nina Romashkova-PonomaryovaURS Tamara PressURS Lia ManoliuROU
1964 Tamara PressURS Ingrid LotzGER Lia ManoliuROU
1968 Lia ManoliuROU Liesel WestermannFRG Jolán Kleiber-KontsekHUN
1972 Faina MelnikURS Argentina MenisROU Vasilka StoevaBUL
1976 Evelin SchlaakGDR Mariya VergovaBUL Gabriele HinzmannGDR
1980 Evelin JahlGDR Mariya PetkovaBUL Tatyana LesovayaURS
1984 Ria StalmanNED Leslie DenizUSA Florenţa CrăciunescuROU
1988 Martina HellmannGDR Diana GanskyGDR Tsvetanka HristovaBUL
1992 Maritza MarténCUB Tsvetanka HristovaBUL Daniela CostianAUS
1996 Ilke WyluddaGER Nataliya SadovaRUS Elina ZveravaBLR
2000 Elina ZveravaBLR Anastasia KelesidouGRE Iryna YatchankaBLR
2004 Nataliya SadovaRUS Anastasia KelesidouGRE Věra Pospíšilová-CechlováCZE
2008 Stephanie Brown-TraftonUSA Olena AntonovaUKR Song AiminCHN
2012 Sandra PerkovićCRO Li YanfengCHN Yarelis BarriosCUB
2016 Sandra PerkovićCRO Mélina Robert-MichonFRA Denia CaballeroCUB
2020 Valarie AllmanUSA Kristin PudenzGER Yaimé PérezCUB

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Soviet Union URS 4 3 3 10
United States USA 3 3 0 6
East Germany GDR 3 1 1 5
Germany GER 2 2 1 5
Croatia CRO 2 0 0 2
Romania ROU 1 1 3 5
France FRA 1 1 1 3
Poland POL 1 1 1 3
Russian Federation RUS 1 1 0 2
Cuba CUB 1 0 3 4
Belarus BLR 1 0 2 3
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 0 0 1
Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
Bulgaria BUL 0 3 2 5
Greece GRE 0 2 0 2
People's Republic of China CHN 0 1 1 2
Italy ITA 0 1 0 1
Ukraine UKR 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 0 1
Australia AUS 0 0 1 1
Czech Republic CZE 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nina Romashkova-Ponomaryova RUS
URS
2 0 1 3
Evelin Schlaak-Jahl GDR 2 0 0 2
Sandra Perković CRO 2 0 0 2
Nataliya Sadova RUS 1 1 0 2
Tamara Press RUS
URS
1 1 0 2
Lillian Copeland USA 1 1 0 2