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Javelin Throw, Women

Date 1 September 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationStadio Olimpico, Roma
Participants20 from 14 countries

Elvīra Ozoliņa had been the javelin leader throughout 1960, with two world records set in May and June 1960. Lithuanian Birutė Kaledienė had set a world record in 1958 and was silver medalist at the European Championships that year. They finished first and third with Ozoliņa’s gold medal mark coming in the first round. Silver medalist Dana Zátopková had been the 1952 gold medalist, 1954 and 1958 European Champion, and a world record setter in 1958.

PosNrAthleteNOCQualifyingFinal
1178Elvīra OzoliņaURS53.25 (1)55.98 (1)GoldOR
241Dana ZátopkováTCH51.64 (2)53.78 (2)Silver
3180Birutė KalėdienėURS48.59 (10)53.45 (3)Bronze
442Vlasta PeškováTCH50.61 (5)52.56 (4)
5153Urszula FigwerPOL48.04 (13)52.33 (5)
611Anna Wojtaszek-PazeraAUS49.20 (8)51.15 (6)
7203Sue PlattGBR50.67 (3)51.01 (7)
8179Alla ShastitkoURS48.91 (9)50.92 (8)
961Márta AntalHUN50.01 (6)50.25 (9)
1067Maria DiţiROU49.80 (7)49.56 (10)
1195Anneliese GerhardsGER48.33 (12)49.27 (11)
12124Marlene AhrensCHI48.36 (11)47.53 (12)
13132Karen OldhamUSA50.62 (4)46.52 (13)
14 r1/2106Ingrid AlmqvistSWE47.67 (14)
15 r1/297Erika StrößenreutherGER46.85 (15)
16 r1/296Almut BrömmelGER45.52 (16)
17 r1/226Erika StrasserAUT43.80 (17)
18 r1/272Lise KochDEN43.01 (18)
19 r1/2202Averil WilliamsGBR42.44 (19)
20 r1/2212Unn ThorvaldsenNOR41.99 (20)
DNS50Elizabeth DavenportIND– (DNS)

Qualifying Round (1 September 1960 — 9:00)

Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 48.00 metres advanced to the final.

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3
14Elvīra OzoliņaURS53.2553.25--Q
217Dana ZátopkováTCH51.6447.9451.64-Q
38Sue PlattGBR50.6750.67--Q
421Karen OldhamUSA50.6243.9644.2650.62Q
511Vlasta PeškováTCH50.6150.61--Q
69Márta AntalHUN50.01×47.5650.01Q
716Maria DiţiROU49.8049.80--Q
86Anna Wojtaszek-PazeraAUS49.2045.6649.20-Q
914Alla ShastitkoURS48.9148.91--Q
1018Birutė KalėdienėURS48.5948.59--Q
115Marlene AhrensCHI48.3644.6148.36-Q
1215Anneliese GerhardsGER48.3345.89×48.33Q
133Urszula FigwerPOL48.0448.04--Q
142Ingrid AlmqvistSWE47.67×44.3347.67
1510Erika StrößenreutherGER46.8545.88×46.85
1612Almut BrömmelGER45.5234.7645.5241.20
171Erika StrasserAUT43.8043.7943.80×
1813Lise KochDEN43.0143.01×40.36
197Averil WilliamsGBR42.4442.44×40.03
2019Unn ThorvaldsenNOR41.99××41.99
DNS20Elizabeth DavenportIND

Final Round (1 September 1960 — 15:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
12Elvīra OzoliņaURS55.9855.98×51.5454.80××OR
211Dana ZátopkováTCH53.7849.8450.3653.7851.0246.1350.70
312Birutė KalėdienėURS53.4550.1749.8153.4550.8749.58×
47Vlasta PeškováTCH52.5650.94×51.2852.5649.0048.82
51Urszula FigwerPOL52.3352.33×47.9250.1646.53-
64Anna Wojtaszek-PazeraAUS51.1551.1547.04×42.7647.35×
75Sue PlattGBR51.0151.0150.84×
88Alla ShastitkoURS50.9247.4350.8350.92
96Márta AntalHUN50.2550.2548.4149.66
1010Maria DiţiROU49.5649.5647.4948.83
119Anneliese GerhardsGER49.2747.7649.27×
123Marlene AhrensCHI47.5346.3947.5345.34
1313Karen OldhamUSA46.5244.3946.5244.24