Athletics — Javelin Throw, Women

Times held 20
Total participants 324
Total countries 75

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1932 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 8 4
1936 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 14 10
1948 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 15 10
1952 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 21 13
1956 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 19 12
1960 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 20 14
1964 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 16 10
1968 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 16 11
1972 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 19 10
1976 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 15 10
1980 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 21 14
1984 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 24 16
1988 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 29 18
1992 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 25 17
1996 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 32 23
2000 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 35 27
2004 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 45 31
2008 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 54 40
2012 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 41 28
2016 Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 31 20

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1932 Babe DidriksonUSA Ellen BraumüllerGER Tilly FleischerGER
1936 Tilly FleischerGER Lies KrügerGER Maria KwaśniewskaPOL
1948 Herma BaumaAUT Kaisa ParviainenFIN Lily CarlstedtDEN
1952 Dana ZátopkováTCH Aleksandra ChudinaURS Yelena GorchakovaURS
1956 Inese JaunzemeURS Marlene AhrensCHI Nadezhda KonyayevaURS
1960 Elvīra OzoliņaURS Dana ZátopkováTCH Birutė KalėdienėURS
1964 Mihaela PeneșROU Márta Antal-RudasHUN Yelena GorchakovaURS
1968 Angéla NémethHUN Mihaela PeneșROU Eva JankoAUT
1972 Ruth FuchsGDR Jacqueline TodtenGDR Kate SchmidtUSA
1976 Ruth FuchsGDR Marion BeckerFRG Kate SchmidtUSA
1980 María ColónCUB Saida GunbaURS Ute HommolaGDR
1984 Tessa SandersonGBR Tiina LillakFIN Fatima WhitbreadGBR
1988 Petra FelkeGDR Fatima WhitbreadGBR Beate KochGDR
1992 Silke RenkGER Natallia ShykalenkaEUN Karen ForkelGER
1996 Heli RantanenFIN Louise McPaulAUS Trine HattestadNOR
2000 Trine HattestadNOR Mirela Maniani-TzeliliGRE Osleidys MenéndezCUB
2004 Osleidys MenéndezCUB Steffi NeriusGER Mirela ManianiGRE
2008 Barbora ŠpotákováCZE Christina ObergföllGER Goldie SayersGBR
2012 Barbora ŠpotákováCZE Christina ObergföllGER Linda StahlGER
2016 Sara KolakCRO Sunette ViljoenRSA Barbora ŠpotákováCZE

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
East Germany GDR 3 1 2 6
Germany GER 2 5 3 10
Soviet Union URS 2 2 4 8
Cuba CUB 2 0 1 3
Czech Republic CZE 2 0 1 3
Finland FIN 1 2 0 3
Great Britain GBR 1 1 2 4
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 1 0 2
Hungary HUN 1 1 0 2
Romania ROU 1 1 0 2
United States USA 1 0 2 3
Austria AUT 1 0 1 2
Norway NOR 1 0 1 2
Croatia CRO 1 0 0 1
Greece GRE 0 1 1 2
Australia AUS 0 1 0 1
Chile CHI 0 1 0 1
South Africa RSA 0 1 0 1
Unified Team EUN 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 0 1 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Barbora Špotáková CZE 2 0 1 3
Ruth Fuchs GDR 2 0 0 2
Mihaela Peneș ROU 1 1 0 2
Dana Ingrová-Zátopková CZE
TCH
1 1 0 2
Tilly Fleischer GER 1 0 1 2
Trine Solberg-Hattestad NOR 1 0 1 2
Osleidys Menéndez CUB 1 0 1 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
Javelin Throw, Women