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1968 Olympic Games Ciudad de México, Mexico - Women's Shot Put

 

 

Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico Format: Final only.
Date Started: October 20, 1968  
Date Finished: October 20, 1968  
(Competitors: 14; Countries: 10)  
    Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Overview by IAAF    1968_olympic_stadium.jpg
A month before the Games, Gummel improved Chizhova’s world record by 20cm to 18.87, but the European Champion was still regarded as the one to beat. Gummel opened with 18.53, while Chizhova reached 18.19, which would be her best of the day. The biggest surprise of the round came with Lange’s throw, the second-longest ever at 18.78. Gummel then broke the world record in round 3 with 19.07, and then shattered her new record with 19.61 in the fifth round. Lange had four throws beyond the best of Chizhova, while Gummel’s full series averaged 18.66, one centimetre less than the ratified world record.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1966 Nadezhda Chizhova (URS) won the European Championships over second-placed Margitta Gummel-Helmbold (GDR) and her teammate, Marita Lange. Earlier in 1968 Chizhova and Gummel broke the world record, first Chizhova in April with 18.67 (61-3), followed by Gummel in late September with 18.87 (61-11). In Ciudad de México, Chizhova was off form and though she won a bronze medal, never contended for the gold. Marita Lange led in round one with 18.78 (61-7½) and held that until Gummel threw a world record 19.07 (62-6¾) in round three. That settled first and second but Gummel had a stunner in round five, throwing 19.61 (64-4) for a huge world record. The medals were the same as at the 1966 Europeans and the three would repeat that in 1969, with the same order as in 1966, Chizhova winning.
 

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Margitta Gummel (GDR) 18.87 m Frankfurt (Oder), East Germany April 23, 1967
Olympic record  Tamara Press (URS) 18.14 m Tokyo, Japan October 20, 1964
 
        Results          
   
Shot Put Women     Final 20 October        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 19.61     Margitta Helmbold-Gummel East Germany GDR 27 WR  
2 18.78     Marita Lange East Germany GDR 25 OR  
3 18.19     Nadezhda Chizhova Soviet Union URS 23    
4 17.78     Judit Bognár Hungary HUN 29    
5 17.72     Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger East Germany GDR 29    
6 17.25     Ivanka Khristova Bulgaria BUL 26    
7 17.11     Marlene Fuchs West Germany FRG 26    
8 16.23     Els van Noorduyn Netherlands NED 22    
9 15.88     Irina Solontsova-Kudryavtseva Soviet Union URS 31    
10 15.26     Gertrud Schäfer West Germany FRG 23    
11 14.86     Maren Seidler United States USA 17    
12 12.85     Rosa Molina Chile CHI 22    
13 12.67     Baeg Ok-Ja South Korea KOR 18    
14 10.18     Rosario Martínez El Salvador ESA 20    

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Results

Rank Name Nationality #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Result Notes
1st Margitta Gummel East Germany 18.53 17.88 19.07 18.30 19.61 18.59 19.61 WR
2nd Marita Lange East Germany 18.78 X 18.17 18.47 18.20 18.26 18.78  
3rd Nadezhda Chizhova Soviet Union 18.19 X 18.03 17.62 17.49 17.26 18.19  
4 Judit Bognár Hungary 17.14 17.30 17.21 17.78 17.75 16.83 17.78  
5 Renate Garisch-Culmberger East Germany 17.67 17.15 17.68 17.49 17.72 17.69 17.72  
6 Ivanka Khristova Bulgaria 16.65 17.25 16.85 X X 17.20 17.25  
7 Marlene Fuchs West Germany 17.11 16.56 X X X 16.19 17.11  
8 Els van Noorduyn Netherlands 15.89 15.71 14.97 15.54 16.23 16.10 16.23  
9 Irina Solontsova-Kudryavtseva Soviet Union X 15.88 15.76 N/A 15.88  
10 Gertrud Schäfer West Germany 14.70 15.26 15.10 N/A 15.26  
11 Maren Seidler United States 14.38 14.86 X N/A 14.86  
12 Rosa Molina Chile 12.85 11.89 11.94 N/A 12.85  
13 Baeg Ok-Ja South Korea 12.67 12.08 11.97 N/A 12.67  
14 Rosario Martínez El Salvador 9.58 X 10.18 N/A 10.18
 
 
 

 

 

 

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