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Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Women's Javelin Throw

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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.

Gold: GER Tilly Fleischer
Silver: GER Lies Krüger
Bronze: POL Maria Kwaśniewska

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Tilly Fleischer 24 Germany GER Gold 45.18 OR
2 Lies Krüger 21 Germany GER Silver 43.29
3 Maria Kwaśniewska 22 Poland POL Bronze 41.80
4 Herma Bauma 21 Austria AUT 41.66
5 Sadako Yamamoto 21 Japan JPN 41.45
6 Lydia Eberhardt 23 Germany GER 41.37
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
10 Irja Lipasti 30 Finland FIN 33.69
11 Jeanne Van Kesteren 28 Belgium BEL 33.13
12 Jelica Stanojević 23 Yugoslavia YUG 29.88
13 Betty Burch 25 United States USA 28.84
14 Kathleen Connall 24 Great Britain GBR 27.80