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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Women's Javelin Throw

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top 12 and ties and all those reaching 54.00 metres advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 31, 1972  
Date Finished: September 1, 1972  
(Competitors: 24; Countries: 16; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
All three of the 1983 World championship medallists were in Los Angeles, but the third placer from Helsinki – Anna Verouli – missed qualifying with 58.62, the 13th best of the initial round. Eighteen yearold Trine Solberg produced the first quality throw of the final – 64.52 – which was equalled five throws later by world silver medallist Whitbread. Her arch rival, Tessa Sanderson was next, wanting to make up for her failure four years earlier. She launched the spear out to an Olympic record 69.56, and the gold medal was won. World record holder Tiina Lillak countered with a fine 69.00 cast in the second round, but she was not in the same form as in 1983, and took no more throws. Whitbread won the second tier GBR-FIN duel with her fifthround 67.14 to overtake Laaksalo’s 66.40.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
In 1971 Ruth Fuchs (GDR) finished third at the European Championships. On 11 June 1972, Poland's Ewa Gryziecka broke the javelin world record with 62.70 (205-8½), only to have Fuchs surpass that on the same day with 65.06 (213-5½). Fuchs would better that record in 1973, 1974, and 1976. But already in 1972 she was a strong favorite and led the qualifying in München. The lead was taken in round one by America's Kate Schmidt with 59.94 (196-8) which would be her best throw and would bring her a bronze medal. Fuchs took the lead in round two with 60.20 (197-6¼), which was good enough for the gold medal, but she would surpass that twice in rounds four and five. In the final round, Jacqueline Todten moved into second place with 62.54 (205-2¼).
 
 
        Results          
   
Javelin Throw (old) Women     Final 1 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 63.88     Ruth Fuchs East Germany GDR 14 Dec 46    
2 62.54     Jacqueline Todten East Germany GDR 25 May 54    
3 59.94     Kate Schmidt United States USA 29 Dec 53    
4 59.36     Lutvian Mollova Bulgaria BUL 18 Dec 47    
5 59.06     Natasa Urbancic Yugoslavia YUG 25 Nov 45    
6 58.56     Eva Janko Austria AUT 24 Jan 45    
7 57.00     Ewa Gryziecka Poland POL 11 Apr 48    
8 56.36     Svetlana Babich Soviet Union URS 17 Jul 47    
9 55.84     Anneliese Gerhards West Germany FRG 4 Jul 35    
10 54.40     Maria Vago Hungary HUN 13 Dec 51    
  NM     Magda Paulanyi Hungary HUN 19 Jun 45    
  NM     Eva Raduly-Zörgö Romania ROU 23 Oct 54    
Javelin Throw (old) Women     Qualification 31 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records  
1 60.88     Ruth Fuchs East Germany GDR 14 Dec 46    
2 59.62     Jacqueline Todten East Germany GDR 25 May 54    
3 58.84     Kate Schmidt United States USA 29 Dec 53    
4 57.02     Natasa Urbancic Yugoslavia YUG 25 Nov 45    
5 56.72     Maria Vago Hungary HUN 13 Dec 51    
6 56.30     Lutvian Mollova Bulgaria BUL 18 Dec 47    
7 56.18     Eva Janko Austria AUT 24 Jan 45    
8 55.90     Svetlana Babich Soviet Union URS 17 Jul 47    
9 55.24     Anneliese Gerhards West Germany FRG 4 Jul 35    
10 54.34     Eva Raduly-Zörgö Romania ROU 23 Oct 54    
11 53.68     Ewa Gryziecka Poland POL 11 Apr 48    
12 53.62     Magda Paulanyi Hungary HUN 19 Jun 45    
13 53.48     Angéla Ránky Hungary HUN 18 Feb 46    
14 52.40     Daniela Jaworska Poland POL 4 Jan 46    
15 51.38     Sherry Calvert United States USA 6 Jun 51    
16 51.06     Nina Nikanorova Soviet Union URS 18 Feb 47    
17 50.74     Marion Steiner Romania ROU 21 Jan 50    
18 48.42     Ameli Koloska West Germany FRG 28 Sep 44    
19 47.88     Roberta Brown United States USA 12 Apr 47    
 
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Qualifying

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw
1 Ruth Fuchs East Germany 60.88 x 60.88 p
2 Jacqueline Todten East Germany 59.62 59.62 p p
3 Kate Schmidt United States 58.84 52.26 58.84 p
4 Nataša Urbančič Yugoslavia 57.02 57.02 p p
5 Mária Kucserka Hungary 56.72 56.72 p p
6 Lyutvian Mollova Bulgaria 56.30 56.30 p p
7 Eva Janko Austria 56.18 56.18 p p
8 Svetlana Korolyova Soviet Union 55.90 55.90 p p
9 Anneliese Gerhards West Germany 55.24 55.24 p p
10 Éva Zörgő Romania 54.34 54.34 p p
11 Ewa Gryziecka Poland 53.68 53.68 x 51.56
12 Magda Paulányi Hungary 53.62 53.62 52.87 52.78
13 Angéla Németh Hungary 53.48 53.48 x 51.40
14 Daniela Jaworska Poland 52.40 44.68 52.40 50.16
15 Sherry Calvert United States 51.38 x 51.38 51.00
16 Nina Marakina Soviet Union 51.06 51.06 41.64 x
17 Marion Becker Romania 50.74 x 48.70 50.74
18 Ameli Koloska West Germany 48.42 48.42 x x
19 Roberta Brown United States 47.88 x 47.88 x
Rosa Molina Chile DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality Mark 1st throw 2nd throw 3rd throw 4th throw 5th throw 6th throw
1st Ruth Fuchs East Germany 63.88
OR
57.44 60.20 50.20 61.16 63.88 59.16
2nd Jacqueline Todten East Germany 62.54 x 55.44 57.18 59.70 56.92 62.54
3rd Kate Schmidt United States 59.94 59.94 58.32 59.84 x 48.80 56.10
4 Lyutvian Mollova Bulgaria 59.36 56.46 59.36 55.10 x 56.00 58.44
5 Nataša Urbančič Yugoslavia 59.06 x x 56.48 56.38 59.06 x
6 Eva Janko Austria 58.56 x 58.50 x x 58.56 52.06
7 Ewa Gryziecka Poland 57.00 44.40 47.34 57.00 55.88 54.86 x
8 Svetlana Korolyova Soviet Union 56.36 56.30 55.08 x x 56.36 x
9 Anneliese Gerhards West Germany 55.84 54.84 55.84 54.72
10 Mária Kucserka Hungary 54.40 x x 54.40
11 Magda Paulányi Hungary 52.36 x x 52.36
Éva Zörgő Romania NM x x x

Key: OR = Olympic record; p = pass; x = fault; NM = no mark

 
 
 

 

 

 

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