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1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia - Women's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: Melbourne, Australia Format: All those reaching 43.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956
(Competitors: 19; Countries: 13; Finalists: 14)
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Overview by IAAF  1956_melbournestadium.jpg
Ineze Jaunzeme was third in the 1956 Soviet Championships, and would never do better. But in Melbourne she was dominant, with four throws further than the second best thrower. Her best throws of 53.40 and then 53.86 were both Latvian records, and she became the first ever gold medallist from that country, though a part of the USSR at the time. The surprise of the competition was the silver medal for Ahrens, who had ranked only 19th before the Games, and was the only Chilean female ever to win an Olympic medal.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The first and second places in Melbourne were big surprises. Soviet Latvian Inese Jaunzeme had no major record and her best finish at the Soviet Championships was third in 1956. But she dominated the 1956 Olympic competition, leading after her first throw, and never relinguishing the lead. She improved to 53.40 (175-2½) in round four and her best mark of 53.86 (176-8½) came in the final round, with four of her throws good enough for the gold medal. Silver medalist Marlene Ahrens of Chile also had no international record to that date. She remains the only Chilean female to win an Olympic medal – in any sport through 2008. She would later win gold medals at the 1959 and 1963 Pan-American Games in the javelin.
 
 
Results
Javelin Throw Women Final 28 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 53.86 Inese Jaunzeme Soviet Union URS 24 OR
2 50.38 Marlene Ahrens Chile CHI 23
3 50.28 Nadezhda Konyayeva Soviet Union URS 25
4 49.83 Dana Ingrová-Zátopková Czechoslovakia TCH 34
5 49.74 Ingrid Almqvist Sweden SWE 29
6 48.16 Urszula Figwer Poland POL 25
7 48.07 Erzsébet Vígh Hungary HUN 21
8 48.00 Karen Anderson-Oldham United States USA 18
9 46.92 Anna Wojtaszek-Pazera Poland POL 19
10 45.87 Erika Raue Germany GER 18
11 45.27 Marjorie Larney United States USA 19
12 44.96 Yoriko Shida Japan JPN 21
13 44.67 Almut Brömmel Germany GER 21
14 44.29 Amelia Wershoven United States USA 25
Javelin Throw Women Qualifying Round 28 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 49.64 Q Karen Anderson-Oldham United States USA 18
2 47.76 Q Urszula Figwer Poland POL 25
3 47.19 Q Nadezhda Konyayeva Soviet Union URS 25
4 47.05 Q Dana Ingrová-Zátopková Czechoslovakia TCH 34
5 46.43 Q Marlene Ahrens Chile CHI 23
6 46.19 Q Inese Jaunzeme Soviet Union URS 24
7 45.80 Q Marjorie Larney United States USA 19
8 45.37 Q Yoriko Shida Japan JPN 21
9 44.60 Q Erzsébet Vígh Hungary HUN 21
10 44.55 Q Almut Brömmel Germany GER 21
11 44.39 Q Amelia Wershoven United States USA 25
12 44.08 Q Anna Wojtaszek-Pazera Poland POL 19
13 43.85 Q Erika Raue Germany GER 18
14 43.47 Q Ingrid Almqvist Sweden SWE 29
15 42.68 Paola Paternoster Italy ITA 20
16 39.73 Margaret George Canada CAN
17 38.81 Maureen Wright Australia AUS 17
18 38.72 Heather Innes Australia AUS 17
19 38.10 June Heath Australia AUS 27

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Final 15:30 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1. Inese Jaunzeme URS 53.86m 51.63 46.62 50.46 53.40 49.08 53.86
2. Marlene Ahrens CHI 50.38m 47.47 49.36 44.68 46.30 50.38 39.31
3. Nadezhda Konyayeva URS 50.28m 49.48 50.28 46.24 47.39 44.51 44.40
4. Dana Ingrova TCH 49.83m 43.52 49.83 47.07 47.59 49.81 41.59
5. Ingrid Almqvist SWE 49.74m 49.74 43.58 45.06 48.24 43.06 41.17
6. Urszula Figwer POL 48.16m 44.28 48.16 42.54 42.81 43.02 45.64
7. Erzsebet Vvgh HUN 48.07m 46.69 48.07 47.38  
8. Karen Anderson USA 48.00m 47.28 48.00 41.76  
9. Anna Wojtaszek POL 46.92m 46.92 46.27 45.36  
10.Erika Raue GER 45.87m 43.27 X 45.87  
11.Marjorie Larney USA 45.27m 41.44 45.27 42.09  
12.Yoriko Shida JPN 44.96m 44.96 43.34 37.20  
13.Almut Brommel GER 44.67m 40.72 42.37 44.67  
14.Amelia Wershoven USA 44.29m 44.29 40.45 32.59  
Qualification Round - Wednesday 28.11 10:00 - mark 43.00m - 14 Athletes
Group Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Karen Anderson USA 49.64m 49.64 - -
2. Urszula Figwer POL 47.76m 47.76 - -
3. Nadezhda Konyayeva URS 47.19m 47.19 - -
4. Dana Ingrova TCH 47.05m 47.05 - -
5. Marlene Ahrens CHI 46.43m 46.43 - -
6. Inese Jaunzeme URS 46.19m 46.19 - -
7. Marjorie Larney USA 45.80m 39.04 36.89 45.80
8. Yoriko Shida JPN 45.37m 38.50 45.37 -
9. Erzsebet Vvgh HUN 44.60m 44.60 - -
10.Almut Brommel GER 44.55m 44.55 - -
11.Amelia Wershoven USA 44.39m 44.39 - -
12.Anna Wojtaszek POL 44.08m 44.08 - -
13.Erika Raue GER 43.85m 43.85 - -
14.Ingrid Almqvist SWE 43.47m 43.47 - -
15.Paola Paternoster ITA 42.68m 39.69 42.68 41.25
16.Margaret George CAN 39.73m 33.56 36.62 39.73
17.Maureen Wright AUS 38.81m 36.75 38.81 36.91
18.Heather Innes AUS 38.72m 38.72 35.57 X
19.June Heath AUS 38.10m 35.76 38.10 X
 
 
 

 

 

 

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