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Discus Throw, Men

Date22 July 1952
StatusOlympic
LocationHelsingin Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Participants32 from 20 countries

Defending champion Adolfo Consolini (ITA) had won the 1946 and 1950 European Championships and was a slight favorite. Fortune Gordien was the best American and the world record holder, but Sim Iness had won the US Olympic Trials. Consolini led the qualifying but in the final, Iness led after rounds 1-3, improving in each round to his gold medal winning amrk of 55.03 (180-6½) in round three. Gordien was below par and did not medal.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
11032Sim InessUSA48.90 (4)55.03 (1)GoldOR
2259Adolfo ConsoliniITA51.89 (1)53.78 (2)Silver
31031Jim DillionUSA47.92 (5)53.28 (3)Bronze
41030Fortune GordienUSA50.34 (2)52.66 (4)
5954Ferenc KlicsHUN47.63 (7)51.13 (5)
6460Oto GrigalkaURS48.93 (3)50.71 (6)
7706Roland NilssonSWE47.18 (8)50.06 (7)
8260Giuseppe TosiITA46.59 (10)49.03 (8)
9385Nikolaos SyllasGRE47.84 (6)48.99 (9)
10461Boris MatveyevURS46.31 (16)48.70 (10)
11459Boris ButenkoURS46.43 (14)48.15 (11)
12815Veikko NyqvistFIN46.41 (15)47.72 (12)
13880Jørgen Munk PlumDEN46.58 (=11)47.26 (13)
14360Gino Roy PellaCAN46.58 (=11)46.63 (14)
15386Konstantinos GiataganasGRE46.05 (17)46.23 (15)
16520Per StavemNOR46.74 (9)46.00 (16)
17631Jean MaissantFRA46.47 (13)43.40 (17)
18 r1/2817Olli PartanenFIN45.71 (18)
19 r1/2209Mark PharaohGBR45.24 (19)
20 r1/2518Stein JohnsonNOR45.19 (20)
21 r1/229Ian ReedAUS45.12 (21)
22 r1/2163Friðrik GuðmundssonISL45.00 (22)
23 r1/2863Oskar HäfligerSUI44.73 (23)
24 r1/2162Þorsteinn LöveISL44.28 (24)
25 r1/2632Lucien GuillierFRA43.88 (25)
26 r1/2519Kristian JohansenNOR43.46 (26)
27 r1/2749Sepp HippGER43.38 (27)
28 r1/283Hernán HaddadCHI42.89 (28)
29 r1/2816Arvo HuutoniemiFIN42.79 (29)
30 r1/253Raymond KintzigerBEL41.46 (30)
31 r1/2927Nuri TuranTUR41.45 (31)
32 r1/2235Uri GallinISR40.76 (32)
DNS661Mihai RaicaROU– (DNS)
DNS103José Luis TorresESP– (DNS)
DNS282Hermann TunnerAUT– (DNS)
DNS359Bob AdamsCAN– (DNS)
DNS383Georgios RoubanisGRE– (DNS)
DNS152Cummin ClancyIRL– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (22 July 1952 — 10:00)

All those reaching 46.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosAthleteNOCDistance2nd Best
1Adolfo ConsoliniITA51.89Q
2Fortune GordienUSA50.34Q
3Oto GrigalkaURS48.93Q
4Sim InessUSA48.90Q
5Jim DillionUSA47.92Q
6Nikolaos SyllasGRE47.84Q
7Ferenc KlicsHUN47.63Q
8Roland NilssonSWE47.18Q
9Per StavemNOR46.74Q
10Giuseppe TosiITA46.59Q
=11Gino Roy PellaCAN46.58Q
=11Jørgen Munk PlumDEN46.58Q
13Jean MaissantFRA46.47Q
14Boris ButenkoURS46.43Q
15Veikko NyqvistFIN46.41Q
16Boris MatveyevURS46.31Q
17Konstantinos GiataganasGRE46.05Q
18Olli PartanenFIN45.71
19Mark PharaohGBR45.24
20Stein JohnsonNOR45.191
21Ian ReedAUS45.12
22Friðrik GuðmundssonISL45.00
23Oskar HäfligerSUI44.73
24Þorsteinn LöveISL44.28
25Lucien GuillierFRA43.88
26Kristian JohansenNOR43.46
27Sepp HippGER43.38
28Hernán HaddadCHI42.89
29Arvo HuutoniemiFIN42.79
30Raymond KintzigerBEL41.46
31Nuri TuranTUR41.45
32Uri GallinISR40.76
DNSBob AdamsCAN
DNSCummin ClancyIRL
DNSMihai RaicaROU
DNSJosé Luis TorresESP
DNSHermann TunnerAUT
DNSGeorgios RoubanisGRE

Qualifying Round, Group A (22 July 1952)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup A Round 1Group A Round 2Group A Round 3
14Adolfo ConsoliniITA51.8951.8951.89-
27Fortune GordienUSA50.3438.8445.6150.34
38Oto GrigalkaURS48.9343.2148.93-
415Sim InessUSA48.9048.9048.90-
55Jim DillionUSA47.9247.9247.92-
619Ferenc KlicsHUN47.6344.6147.63-
72Boris ButenkoURS46.4346.4346.43-
817Stein JohnsonNOR45.1940.3645.1145.192
99Friðrik GuðmundssonISL45.0045.0045.0043.38
1014Oskar HäfligerSUI44.7338.9038.9044.73
1110Lucien GuillierFRA43.8843.8843.88×
1216Kristian JohansenNOR43.4641.7643.46×
1312Sepp HippGER43.3839.6239.6243.38
1411Hernán HaddadCHI42.89×42.8941.47
1513Arvo HuutoniemiFIN42.7940.0742.7942.51
1618Raymond KintzigerBEL41.4640.6341.4637.49
176Uri GallinISR40.76×40.7640.36
DNS1Bob AdamsCAN
DNS3Cummin ClancyIRL

Qualifying Round, Group B (22 July 1952)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceGroup B Round 1Group B Round 2Group B Round 3
114Nikolaos SyllasGRE47.8447.8447.84-
24Roland NilssonSWE47.1847.1847.18-
313Per StavemNOR46.7446.7446.74-
416Giuseppe TosiITA46.5946.5946.59-
=57Gino Roy PellaCAN46.5846.5846.58-
=59Jørgen Munk PlumDEN46.5846.5846.58-
72Jean MaissantFRA46.4745.4545.4546.47
85Veikko NyqvistFIN46.4146.4146.41-
93Boris MatveyevURS46.3142.1846.31-
1019Konstantinos GiataganasGRE46.0544.8846.05-
116Olli PartanenFIN45.7145.7145.7145.33
128Mark PharaohGBR45.2443.9945.0545.24
1311Ian ReedAUS45.1241.5145.1244.24
141Þorsteinn LöveISL44.2844.2744.2744.28
1518Nuri TuranTUR41.4538.3141.4539.52
DNS10Mihai RaicaROU
DNS15José Luis TorresESP
DNS17Hermann TunnerAUT
DNS12Georgios RoubanisGRE

Final Round (22 July 1952 — 16:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
113Sim InessUSA55.0353.4754.6055.0353.4954.1352.83OR
214Adolfo ConsoliniITA53.7851.6953.7853.4550.6350.0851.20
34Jim DillionUSA53.2852.4748.0651.7653.28×52.28
415Fortune GordienUSA52.6652.5252.6651.7151.48×49.93
516Ferenc KlicsHUN51.1348.7449.0751.13×49.79×
65Oto GrigalkaURS50.7150.71×47.84×××
717Roland NilssonSWE50.06×48.9050.06
89Giuseppe TosiITA49.0345.8549.0348.97
97Nikolaos SyllasGRE48.9948.9948.3647.17
1012Boris MatveyevURS48.7047.2744.4748.70
1111Boris ButenkoURS48.15×43.6648.15
128Veikko NyqvistFIN47.7247.7245.9946.63
132Jørgen Munk PlumDEN47.2638.7345.2047.26
141Gino Roy PellaCAN46.63×46.6345.47
156Konstantinos GiataganasGRE46.2342.4046.23×
1610Per StavemNOR46.0039.78×46.00
173Jean MaissantFRA43.4043.4042.1135.82