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

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: Final only.
Date Started: August 4, 1936  
Date Finished: August 4, 1936  
(Competitors: 19; Countries: 11)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF   1936_olympic_stadium.jpg 
Wajs, the World Games Champion in 1934, had seen her world record broken 11 times by Mauermayer in 1935-36, with the German taking the record from 44.19 to 48.31. The last of these came in Berlin at the German Championships just three weeks before the Olympics. Mauermayer followed Wajs’s opening throw of 44.69 with the winning effort of 47.63. Wajs reacted well, throwing 46.22, the longest competitive throw of her career, to place an excellent second, more than 6m clear of third place. Mauermayer was deemed the perfect example of Aryan womanhood, and her Nazi connections meant that she lost her teaching job after the war.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Between 1932 and 1934 Poland’s Jadwiga Wajs had bettered the world record 10 times, with five ratified marks, and in 1934 she won the FSFI Women’s World Games. But German Gisela Mauermayer had moved to the fore in 1935, bettering Wajs’s world record 11 times in 1935-36, five of them ratified. Wajs took the lead in round one with 44.69 (146-7½) but Mauermayer secured the gold medal with her first round toss of 47.64 (156-3¾). Wajs improved to 46.22 (151-7¾) in round three and sealed the silver medal. Mauermayer was hailed by the Nazis as a perfect example of an Aryan women. She gave a Nazi salute on the victory podium and later achieved a high-ranking in Nazi women’s groups. But after World War II, she lost her teaching job because of her Nazi background, although she later became a librarian. The 1932 champion, Lillian Copeland, was Jewish and personally boycotted the 1936 Olympics to protest the Nazis not allowing Jews to compete on their Olympic team.
 
 
        Results          
   
Discus Throw Women     Final 4 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.63     Gisela Mauermayer Germany GER 22 OR  
2 46.22     Jadwiga Wajs-Marcinkiewicz Poland POL 24    
3 39.80     Paula Mollenhauer Germany GER 27    
4 38.24     Ko Nakamura-Yoshino Japan JPN 16    
5 37.35     Hide Mineshima Japan JPN 20    
6 35.92     Birgit Lundström Sweden SWE 24    
7 35.21     Ans Panhorst-Niesink Netherlands NED 17    
8 34.43     Gertrude Wilhelmsen United States USA 23    
9 34.33     Helen Stephens United States USA 18    
10 34.31     Gabre Gabric-Calvesi Italy ITA 18    
11 34.05     Margarethe Held Austria AUT 25    
12 34.03     Margaréta Schieferová Czechoslovakia TCH 22    
13 34.00     Veronika Kohlbach Austria AUT 30    
14 33.95     Lucienne Velu France FRA 34    
15 33.66     Fumi Kojima Japan JPN 19    
16 33.50     Tini Koopmans Netherlands NED 24    
17 33.02     Vera Neferović Yugoslavia YUG 27    
18 32.52     Evelyn Ferrara United States USA 26    
19 28.48     Anna Hagemann Germany GER 17    

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Final 15:15 Team Dist. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1. Gisela Mauermayer GER 47.63m 47.63 41.64 40.70 36.27 43.54 44.26
2. Jadwiga Wajsowna POL 46.22m 44.69 31.99 46.22 43.36 X 42.89
3. Paula Mollenhauer GER 39.80m 38.59 37.45 33.27 35.82 X 39.80
4. Toyoko Nakamura JPN 38.24m 35.84 37.21 38.24 31.39 32.73 37.87
5. Hide Mineshima JPN 37.35m 37.04 37.35 35.25 35.73 32.72 33.98
6. Birgit Lundstrom SWE 35.92m 35.82 33.97 31.84 35.92 31.33 34.42
7. Niesink HOL 35.21m 34.03 35.21 32.64
8. Wilhelmsen USA 34.43m 33.68 34.43 X
9. Stephens USA 34.33m 34.33 31.58 32.76
10.Gabric ITA 34.31m 27.09 34.31 28.64
11.Held AUT 34.05m X 33.15 34.05
12.Schieferová TCH 34.03m X X 34.03
13.Kolbach AUT 34.00m 34.00 33.68 31.86
14.Vellu FRA 33.95m 29.92 29.51 33.95
15.Kojima JPN 33.66m 33.66 31.97 30.42
16.Koopmans HOL 33.50m 30.03 33.50 33.20
17.Neferovic YUG 33.02m X 33.02 27.67
18.Ferrara USA 32.52m 29.50 32.52 31.07
19.Hagemann GER 28.48m 28.48 X X
 
 
 

 

 

 

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