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Javelin Throw, Women

Date14 October 1968 — 15:30
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad de México
Participants16 from 11 countries
FormatFinal only.

The defending champion, Mihaela Peneş, was back. She had finished second at the 1966 European Championships behind the GDR’s Marion Lüttge. In round one Peneş produced her best throw since her 1964 gold medal mark with 59.92 (196-7¼) and took the lead. But Hungary’s Angéla Németh threw a PR of 60.36 (198-0½) in round two to overtake her and secure the gold medal with that throw.

PosNrAthleteNOCDistanceR1R2R3R4R5R6
1166Angéla NémethHUN60.3657.66 (2)60.36 (1)55.56 (1)57.54 (1)x (1)53.30 (NP)Gold
2213Mihaela PeneșROU59.9259.92 (1)54.68 (2)x (2)51.40 (2)58.36 (2)x (NP)Silver
342Eva JankoAUT58.0454.60 (5)x (5)x (6)46.44 (6)46.24 (7)58.04 (NP)Bronze
4167Márta Antal-RudasHUN56.3856.38 (3)x (3)x (3)51.60 (3)x (3)52.68 (NP)
5201Daniela JaworskaPOL56.0655.78 (4)56.06 (4)52.34 (4)51.88 (4)x (4)53.20 (NP)
6257Nataša UrbančičYUG55.4253.80 (7)x (8)55.42 (5)x (5)x (5)- (NP)
78Amelie KoloskaFRG55.2053.54 (8)54.08 (6)x (7)54.00 (7)55.20 (6)x (NP)
8113Kaisa LaunelaFIN53.9653.96 (6)51.44 (7)x (8)x (8)x (8)x (NP)
994Barbara FriedrichUSA53.4453.44 (9)51.00 (9)52.16 (9)
10248Lidiya TsimoshURS53.40x (NP)x (NP)53.40 (10)
1185RaNae BairUSA53.1449.54 (12)48.08 (13)53.14 (11)
12203Lucyna KrawcewiczPOL51.5451.54 (10)x (10)x (12)
1355Jay DahlgrenCAN51.3451.34 (11)51.10 (11)48.04 (13)
14230Valentina EvertURS51.16x (NP)51.16 (12)x (14)
15136Sue PlattGBR48.52x (NP)44.94 (14)48.52 (15)
NM44Erika StrasserAUTx (NP)x (NP)x (NP)