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1968 Olympic Games Ciudad de México, Mexico - Women's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico Format: Final only.
Date Started: October 14, 1968  
Date Finished: October 14, 1968  
(Competitors: 16; Countries: 11)  
    Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Overview by IAAF    1968_olympic_stadium.jpg
After Németh had opened with 57.66, Peneş exceeded her best of the season by almost 3m with 59.92. The Hungarian, no relation to her male counterpart Miklós, came back with a lifetime best of 60.36 with her next throw. Both Peneş (58.36) and Janko (58.04) produced throws in excess of 58m towards the end of the competition, but could not overtake Németh.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
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.
 

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yelena Gorchakova (URS) 62.40 m Tokyo, Japan October 16, 1964
Olympic record
 
        Results          
   
Javelin Throw Women     Final 14 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 60.36     Angéla Németh-Ránky Hungary HUN 22    
2 59.92     Mihaela Peneş Romania ROU 21    
3 58.04     Eva Janko Austria AUT 23    
4 56.38     Márta Antal-Rudas Hungary HUN 31    
5 56.06     Daniela Jaworska Poland POL 22    
6 55.42     Nataša Urbančič Yugoslavia YUG 22    
7 55.20     Amelie Koloska West Germany FRG 24    
8 53.96     Kaisa Launela Finland FIN 20    
9 53.44     Barbara Friedrich United States USA 19    
10 53.40     Lidiya Tsymosh Soviet Union URS 26    
11 53.14     RaNae Bair United States USA 25    
12 51.54     Lucyna Krawcewicz Poland POL 30    
13 51.34     Jay Dahlgren Canada CAN 19    
14 51.16     Valentyna Evert Soviet Union URS 22    
15 48.52     Sue Platt Great Britain GBR 28    
AC NM     Erika Strasser Austria AUT 34    
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Results

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Angéla Németh Hungary 57.66 60.36 55.56 57.54 X 53.30 60.36  
2nd Mihaela Peneş Romania 59.92 54.68 X 51.40 58.36 X 59.92  
3rd Eva Janko Austria 54.60 X X 46.44 46.24 58.04 58.04  
4 Márta Rudas Hungary 56.38 X X 51.60 X 52.68 56.38  
5 Daniela Jaworska Poland 55.78 56.06 52.34 51.88 X 53.20 56.06  
6 Nataša Urbančič Yugoslavia 53.80 X 55.42 X X 55.42  
7 Ameli Koloska West Germany 53.54 54.08 X 54.00 55.20 X 55.20  
8 Kaisa Launela Finland 53.96 51.44 X X X X 53.96  
9 Barbara Friedrich United States 53.44 51.00 52.16 N/A 53.44  
10 Lidiya Tsymosh Soviet Union X X 53.40 N/A 53.40  
11 RaNae Bair United States 49.54 48.08 53.14 N/A 53.14  
12 Lucyna Krawcewicz Poland 51.54 X X N/A 51.54  
13 Jay Dahlgren Canada 51.34 51.10 48.04 N/A 51.34  
14 Valentyna Evert Soviet Union X 51.16 X N/A 51.16  
15 Sue Platt Great Britain X 44.94 48.52 N/A 48.52  
AC Erika Strasser Austria X X X N/A NM  
 
 
 

 

 

 

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