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|