Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 2, 1932
Date Finished: August 2, 1932
Format: Final only.
[Jadwiga Wajs] (POL) had set four world records earlier in 1932, although only two were ratified. The defending champion, [Halina Konopacka] (POL), had won the 1930 FSFI Women’s World Games but did not compete in Los Angeles. [Lillian Copeland] (USA) had won the silver medal in 1928 and was back. The leader through most of the competition was [Ruth Osburn] (USA) with her first round throw of 40.12 (131-7½). But Copeland surpassed it with 40.58 (133-1¾) in the final round and won the gold medal, Wajs taking bronze. Copeland threw from a standing position, with no turns. Sixth-place finisher [Stanisława Wałasiewicz] was far better known as a sprinter.
|1||Lillian Copeland||27||United States||USA||Gold||40.58||OR|
|2||Ruth Osburn||20||United States||USA||Silver||40.12||OR|
|9||Margaret Jenkins||29||United States||USA||30.22|