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1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - Men's Discus Throw

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: All those reaching 44.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 5, 1936  
Date Finished: August 5, 1936  
(Competitors: 31; Countries: 17; Finalists: 13)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF   1936_olympic_stadium.jpg 
In 1934-35 Harald Andersson dominated the event, becoming the first man to make 50m throws commonplace. Although Willi Schröder set a world record of 53.10, Andersson ended up with seven of the 10 best throws that year. In 1936, however, Andersson injured his throwing hand and didn’t reach the qualifying level of 44m for the Olympic final. Schröder, a notably inconsistent thrower did make the final, but was never a factor for a medal. The principals were the large Americans Gordon Dunn (1.93/105Kg) and Ken Carpenter (1.90/102Kg), and the altogether leaner Italian Giorgio Oberwerger (1.89/82Kg), who was also an international 110m hurdler. After Syllas of Greece led the first round of the final with a modest 47.75, Dunn threw 49.36 in the next stanza, and Oberwerger achieved his best of 49.23 in the third round. At the halfway stage Carpenter was third after overtaking Sørlie’s 48.77 with 48.98. The only thrower to improve in the second half was Carpenter with his winning throw of 50.48. Bergh and Schroder contested a throw-off for a place in the final three rounds which the German won 47.64 to 46.19.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The dominant thrower in 1934-35 was Harald Andersson (SWE), who broke the world record twice in one day in 1934. Later in 1935 Germany's Willy Schröder broke Andersson's record. But neither man did well in Berlin. Andersson did not make the final, while Schröder would place only fifth. American Gordon Dunn moved into the lead with 49.36 (161-11½) in round two, with Italy's surprising Giorgio Oberweger moving up to second in round three with 49.23 (161-6¼). Ken Carpenter produced the gold medal winning throw in round five with 50.48 (165-7½).
 
 
        Results          
   
Discus Throw Men     Final 5 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 50.48     Ken Carpenter United States USA 23 OR  
2 49.36     Gordon Dunn United States USA 24    
3 49.23     Giorgio Oberweger Italy ITA 22    
4 48.77     Reidar Sørlie Norway NOR 27    
5 47.93     Willy Schröder Germany GER 24    
6 47.75     Nikolaos Syllas Greece GRE 21    
7 47.22     Gunnar Bergh Sweden SWE 27    
8 46.20     Åke Hedvall Sweden SWE 26    
9 46.05     Johann Wotapek Austria AUT 27    
10 45.89     Helge Sivertsen Norway NOR 23    
11 45.10     Hans Fritsch Germany GER 24    
12 44.56     Jules Noël France FRA 33    
13 43.83     Walter Wood United States USA 22    
Discus Throw Men     Qualifying Round 5 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
NP     Q Ken Carpenter United States USA 23    
NP     Q Gordon Dunn United States USA 24    
NP     Q Giorgio Oberweger Italy ITA 22    
NP     Q Reidar Sørlie Norway NOR 27    
NP     Q Willy Schröder Germany GER 24    
NP     Q Nikolaos Syllas Greece GRE 21    
NP     Q Gunnar Bergh Sweden SWE 27    
NP     Q Åke Hedvall Sweden SWE 26    
NP     Q Johann Wotapek Austria AUT 27    
NP     Q Helge Sivertsen Norway NOR 23    
NP     Q Hans Fritsch Germany GER 24    
NP     Q Jules Noël France FRA 33    
NP     Q Walter Wood United States USA 22    
AC DNQ     Bernard Prendergast Great Britain GBR 24    
AC DNQ     Guo Jie China CHN 24    
AC DNQ     Emil Janausch Austria AUT 35    
AC DNQ     Endre Madarász Hungary HUN 26    
AC DNQ     Gerhard Hilbrecht Germany GER 21    
AC 38.50e     Harald Andersson Sweden SWE 29   DNQ
AC DNQ     Jean Wagner Luxembourg LUX 30    
AC DNQ     Kalevi Kotkas Finland FIN 22    
AC DNQ     Laurence Reavell-Carter Great Britain GBR 21    
AC DNQ     Ling Peigeng China CHN 23    
AC DNQ     Miroslav Vítek Czechoslovakia TCH 27    
AC DNQ     Nikola Kleut Yugoslavia YUG 28    
AC DNQ     Oskar Ospelt Liechtenstein LIE 28    
AC DNQ     Paul Winter France FRA 30    
AC DNQ     Petre Havaleţ Romania ROU 27    
AC DNQ     Ruggero Biancani Italy ITA 21    
AC DNQ     Valér Barač Czechoslovakia TCH 27    
AC DNQ     Veljko Narančić Yugoslavia YUG 38    

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Final

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st Ken Carpenter United States x 44.53 48.98 x 50.48 47.48 50.48 OR
2nd Gordon Dunn United States x 49.36 48.04 47.21 47.77 x 49.36  
3rd Giorgio Oberweger Italy 46.67 46.65 49.23 47.28 x x 49.23  
4 Reidar Sørlie Norway 47.01 48.77 46.79 47.66 48.65 47.87 48.77  
5 Willy Schröder Germany 44.79 47.22 45.01 47.39 47.81 47.93 47.93  
6 Nikolaos Syllas Greece 47.75 44.58 47.07 45.34 47.59 47.67 47.75  
7 Gunnar Bergh Sweden 44.19 47.13 47.22       47.22  
8 Åke Hedvall Sweden 46.20 46.15 45.83       46.20  
9 Johann Wotapek Austria 45.65 44.34 46.05       46.05  
10 Helge Sivertsen Norway x 45.82 45.89       45.89  
11 Hans Fritsch Germany 38.91 45.10 43.61       45.10  
12 Jules Noël France 44.56 x 43.70       44.56  
13 Walter Wood United States 43.83 x 43.32       43.83  
 
 
 

 

 

 

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