Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 2, 1936
Format: Final only.
The leading throwers in early 1936 were Austrian [Herma Bauma], and Germans [Luise Krüger] and Lisa Gelius, although she was not chosen for the German team. The first round leader in Berlin was [Maria Maria Kwaśniewska] (POL) with 41.80 (137-1¾). Fleischer took over in the second round with a mark that would have won the gold medal (44.69 (146-7½)), although she surpassed it in round five with 45.18 (148-2¾). Krüger’s silver medal was sealed in round three with 43.29 (142-0½). Bauma placed fourth but would return in 1948 to win gold and also set two world records in 1947-48.
|7||Gertrude Wilhelmsen||23||United States||USA||37.35|
|8||Gien de Kock||28||Netherlands||NED||36.93|
|9||Martha Worst||25||United States||USA||36.69|
|11||Jeanne Van Kesteren||28||Belgium||BEL||33.13|
|13||Betty Burch||25||United States||USA||28.84|
|14||Kathleen Connall||24||Great Britain||GBR||27.80|