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1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Melbourne, Australia Format: All those reaching 13.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: November 30, 1956
Date Finished: November 30, 1956
(Competitors: 18; Countries: 10; Finalists: 15)
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Overview by IAAF
Between Helsinki and Melbourne, Zybina broke the world record 12 times, with seven of those records ratified, and was favoured to win after a 16.76 world record in October. Zybina opened with 16.35, and led from her great rival Tyshkevich, who started with 16.13 and improved to 16.32 in the third round. Zybina increased her lead in the fifth round with 16.48 and finished off with 16.53, only to see her teammate overtake her with 16.59, improving her personal best by seven centimetres in the process. Doynikova won the battle for bronze from the surprising Val Sloper and big (1.75/114Kg) but light footed Earlene Brown. Tyshkevich – at 113kg some 3kg lighter than in 1952 – was the heaviest-ever women’s Olympic athletics champion.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Defending champion Galina Zybina had been dominant since Helsinki, breaking the world record 12 times. She had also won the 1954 European Championships. She took the lead in round one with 16.35 (53-7¾) and improved that in rounds five and six. But in round six, Tamara Tyshkevich recorded her personal best with 16.59 (54-5¼) to win the gold medal.
 
 
Results
Shot Put Women Final 30 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 16.59 Tamara Tyshkevich Soviet Union URS 25 OR
2 16.53 Galina Zybina Soviet Union URS 25 OR
3 15.61 Marianne Werner Germany GER 32 OR
4 15.54 Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union URS 22
5 15.34 Valerie Sloper-Young New Zealand NZL 19
6 15.12 Earlene Brown United States USA 21
7 14.60 Regina Branner Austria AUT 25
8 14.56 Nada Kotlušek Yugoslavia YUG 22
9 14.49 Milena Usenik Yugoslavia YUG 22
10 14.31 Jackie MacDonald Canada CAN 24
11 13.88 Johanna Hübner-Lüttge Germany GER 20
12 13.72 Anne-Chatrine Lafrenz Germany GER 20
13 13.12 Valerie Lawrence Australia AUS 20
14 13.06 Lois Testa United States USA 20
15 12.71 Suzanne Farmer-Allday Great Britain GBR 21
Shot Put Women Qualifying Round 30 November
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.43 Q Tamara Tyshkevich Soviet Union URS 25
2 14.21 Q Marianne Werner Germany GER 32
3 14.08 Q Galina Zybina Soviet Union URS 25
4 14.00 Q Johanna Hübner-Lüttge Germany GER 20
5 13.96 Q Milena Usenik Yugoslavia YUG 22
6 13.92 Q Nada Kotlušek Yugoslavia YUG 22
7 13.87 Q Regina Branner Austria AUT 25
8 13.51 Q Lois Testa United States USA 20
9 13.48 Q Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union URS 22
10 13.43 Q Valerie Lawrence Australia AUS 20
11 13.42 Q Suzanne Farmer-Allday Great Britain GBR 21
12 13.39 Q Earlene Brown United States USA 21
13 13.11 Q Jackie MacDonald Canada CAN 24
14 13.03 Q Valerie Sloper-Young New Zealand NZL 19
15 13.00 Q Anne-Chatrine Lafrenz Germany GER 20
16 12.38 Paula Deubel United States USA 21
17 11.70 Marg Woodlock Australia AUS
18 11.28 Mary Breen Australia AUS 23

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Final 15:00 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1. Tamara Tyshkevich URS 16.59m 16.13 14.80 16.32 15.92 15.45 16.59
2. Galina Zybina URS 16.53m 16.35 16.32 15.82 16.28 16.48 16.53
3. Marianne Werner GER 15.61m 15.61 15.56 15.46 X 15.01 15.53
4. Zinaida Doynikova URS 15.54m X 15.54 15.32 15.23 15.27 15.52
5. Valerie Sloper-Young NZL 15.34m 15.16 14.57 15.34 13.68 14.42 14.95
6. Earlene Brown USA 15.12m 14.41 14.75 14.56 14.50 14.89 15.12
7. Regina Branner AUT 14.60m 14.04 14.60 X
8. Nada Kotlusek YUG 14.56m 14.52 14.56 14.27
9. Milena Usenik YUG 14.49m 12.97 14.35 14.49
10.Jackie Macdonald CAN 14.31m 14.31 X 12.72
11.Johanna L�ttge-Hhbner GER 13.88m 13.57 13.47 13.88
12.Anne-Cathrine Lafrenz GER 13.72m 13.72 X 13.44
13.Valerie Lawrence AUS 13.12m 10.86 12.39 13.12
14.Lois Testa USA 13.06m 12.34 13.06 12.64
15.Suzanne Farmer-Allday GBR 12.71m 12.37 12.71 X
Qualification Round - Friday 30.11 - mark 13.00m - 15 Athletes
Group Team Dist. 1. 2. 3.
1. Tamara Tyshkevich URS 14.43m 14.43 - -
2. Marianne Werner GER 14.21m 14.21 - -
3. Galina Zybina URS 14.08m 14.08 - -
4. Johanna L�ttge-Hhbner GER 14.00m 14.00 - -
5. Milena Usenik YUG 13.96m 13.96 - -
6. Nada Kotlusek YUG 13.92m 13.92 - -
7. Regina Branner AUT 13.87m 13.87 - -
8. Lois Testa USA 13.51m 12.26 13.51 -
9. Zinaida Doynikova URS 13.48m 13.48 - -
10.Valerie Lawrence AUS 13.43m 13.43 - -
11.Suzanne Farmer-Allday GBR 13.42m 12.81 13.42 -
12.Earlene Brown USA 13.39m 13.39 - -
13.Jackie Macdonald CAN 13.11m 13.11 - -
14.Valerie Sloper-Young NZL 13.03m 13.03 - -
15.Anne-Cathrine Lafrenz GER 13.00m 13.00 - -
16.Paula Deubel USA 12.38m X 12.20 12.38
17.Marg Woodlock AUS 11.70m 11.52 10.94 11.70
18.Mary Breen AUS 11.28m 11.28 9.56 10.98
 
 
 

 

 

 

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