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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 14.50 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 2, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960
(Competitors: 18; Countries: 12; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF  1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg
Tamara Press, older sister of Irina, the 80m hurdles winner, had three times improved Zybina’s world record, culminating in 17.78 three weeks before the Games, and was naturally the favourite for gold. Medal contenders Brown and Sloper led the qualifiers with 16.15 and 16.07 respectively. After Lüttge led the first round with 16.21, Press exploded with 17.32, the third-best throw ever, and the title was settled. Lüttge won the battle for silver with two efforts beyond the best of Brown and Sloper. Down in seventh place was Zybina, who had suffered a rare bad day, finishing more than a metre down on her season’s best of 16.73.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Tamara Press first broke the world record in 1959, and that would be the first of six consecutive world records for her in the shot put. After a mediocre 16.08 (52-9¼) in round one, she threw 17.32 (56-10) in the second round, a mark only she had ever bettered (twice). That held on for an easy victory. Johanna Lüttge (GDR) threw 16.59 (54-5¼) in round two which cemented the silver, although she surpassed that in round six.
 
 
Results
Shot Put Women Final 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 17.32 Tamara Press Soviet Union URS 23 OR
2 16.61 Johanna Hübner-Lüttge Germany GER 24
3 16.42 Earlene Brown United States USA 25
4 16.39 Valerie Sloper-Young New Zealand NZL 23
5 16.13 Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union URS 25
6 15.94 Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger Germany GER 21
7 15.56 Galina Zybina Soviet Union URS 29
8 15.14 Wilfriede Hoffmann Germany GER 27
9 15.06 Věra Černá Czechoslovakia TCH 22
10 14.66 Jadwiga Klimaj Poland POL 28
11 14.55 Eugenia Rusin Poland POL 27
12 14.19 Milena Usenik Yugoslavia YUG 25
Shot Put Women Qualifying Round 2 September
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 16.15 Q Earlene Brown United States USA 25
2 16.07 Q Valerie Sloper-Young New Zealand NZL 23
3 16.00 Q Tamara Press Soviet Union URS 23
4 15.84 Q Wilfriede Hoffmann Germany GER 27
5 15.78 Q Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger Germany GER 21
6 15.51 Q Johanna Hübner-Lüttge Germany GER 24
7 15.10 Q Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union URS 25
8 15.03 Q Galina Zybina Soviet Union URS 29
9 14.85 Q Jadwiga Klimaj Poland POL 28
10 14.74 Q Milena Usenik Yugoslavia YUG 25
11 14.51 Q Věra Černá Czechoslovakia TCH 22
12 14.50 Q Eugenia Rusin Poland POL 27
13 14.09 Lidiya Sharamovich Bulgaria BUL 23
14 13.99 Tsvetanka Krasteva Bulgaria BUL 25
15 13.51 Yasuko Matsuda Japan JPN 23
16 13.10 Suzanne Farmer-Allday Great Britain GBR 25
17 12.59 Ayala Hetzroni Israel ISR 22
18 11.76 Wu Jin-Yun Chinese Taipei TPE 22

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Results

Top 12 throwers and ties plus all throwers reaching 14.50 metres advanced to the finals. All distances are listen in metres.

Qualifying

RankNameNationalityMark123
1 Earlene Brown United States 16.15 16.15 pass pass
2 Valerie Sloper New Zealand 16.07 16.07 pass pass
3 Tamara Press Soviet Union 16.00 13.23 16.00 pass
4 Wilfriede Hoffmann Germany 15.84 15.84 pass pass
5 Renate Boy Germany 15.78 15.78 pass pass
6 Johanna Lüttge Germany 15.51 15.51 pass pass
7 Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union 15.10 15.10 pas pass
8 Galina Zybina Soviet Union 15.03 15.03 pass pass
9 Jadwiga Klimaj Poland 14.85 foul foul 14.85
10 Milena Usenik Yugoslavia 14.74 14.20 14.74 pass
11 Věra Černa Czechoslovakia 14.51 14.51 pass pass
12 Eugenia Rusin Poland 14.50 14.28 14.50 pass
13 Lidiya Sharamovich Bulgaria 14.09 14.06 14.09 foul
14 Tsvetanka Krasteva Bulgaria 13.99 13.66 13.99 foul
15 Yasuko Matsuda Japan 13.51 13.51 12.56 12.99
16 Suzanne Farmer Great Britain 13.10 12.03 13.10 pass
17 Ayala Hetzroni Israel 12.59 12.59 12.59 pass
18 Wu Jin-Yun Republic of China 11.76 11.53 11.42 11.76

Final

RankNameNationalityMark123456Notes
1st Tamara Press Soviet Union 17.32 16.08 17.32 OR 16.40 16.19 16.20 16.14 OR
2nd Johanna Lüttge Germany 16.61 16.21 16.59 OR 15.74 15.20 15.40 16.61  
3rd Earlene Brown United States 16.42 15.73 16.34 16.07 15.80 15.95 16.42  
4 Valerie Sloper New Zealand 16.39 16.11 16.26 15.72 16.39 16.21 16.07  
5 Zinaida Doynikova Soviet Union 16.13 foul 15.72 15.40 15.65 16.13 15.52  
6 Renate Boy Germany 15.94 15.61 15.94 15.40 15.07 15.20 15.60  
7 Galina Zybina Soviet Union 15.56 13.82 15.56 15.27
8 Wilfriede Hoffmann Germany 15.14 14.87 14.75 15.14
9 Věra Černa Czechoslovakia 15.06 15.06 14.29 foul
10 Jadwiga Klimaj Poland 14.66 14.06 14.66 13.78
11 Eugenia Rusin Poland 14.55 foul 14.55 14.18
12 Milena Usenik Yugoslavia 14.19 14.19 14.12 14.11

Key: OR = Olympic record

 
 
 

 

 

 

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