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Discus Throw, Women

Date 2 August 1932 — 14:30
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants9 from 4 countries
FormatFinal only.

Jadwiga Wajs (POL) had set four world records earlier in 1932, although only two were ratified. The defending champion, Halina Konopacka (POL), had won the 1930 FSFI Women’s World Games but did not compete in Los Angeles. Lillian Copeland (USA) had won the silver medal in 1928 and was back. The leader through most of the competition was Ruth Osburn (USA) with her first round throw of 40.12 (131-7½). But Copeland surpassed it with 40.58 (133-1¾) in the final round and won the gold medal, Wajs taking bronze. Copeland threw from a standing position, with no turns. Sixth-place finisher Stanisława Wałasiewicz was far better known as a sprinter.

1369Lillian CopelandUSA40.58GoldOR
2475Ruth OsburnUSA40.12SilverOR
3369Jadwiga WajsPOL38.74Bronze
4183Tilly FleischerGER36.12
5184Grete HeubleinGER34.66
6368Stanisława WalasiewiczPOL33.60
7308Mitsue IshizuJPN33.52
8181Ellen BraumüllerGER33.15
9474Margaret JenkinsUSA30.22
DNS313Masako ShinpoJPN