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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 22, 1952
Date Finished: July 22, 1952

Gold: USA Sim Iness
Silver: ITA Adolfo Consolini
Bronze: USA Jim Dillion

Summary

Defending champion Adolfo Consolini (ITA) had won the 1946 and 1950 European Championships and was a slight favorite. Fortune Gordien was the best American and the world record holder, but Sim Iness had won the US Olympic Trials. Consolini led the qualifying but in the final, Iness led after rounds 1-3, improving in each round to his gold medal winning amrk of 55.03 (180-6½) in round three. Gordien was below par and did not medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sim Iness 22 United States USA Gold OR
2 Adolfo Consolini 35 Italy ITA Silver
3 Jim Dillion 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Fortune Gordien 29 United States USA
5 Ferenc Klics 28 Hungary HUN
6 Oto Grigalka 27 Soviet Union URS
7 Roland Nilsson 27 Sweden SWE
8 Giuseppe Tosi 36 Italy ITA
9 Nikolaos Syllas 37 Greece GRE
10 Boris Matveyev 22 Soviet Union URS
11 Boris Butenko 29 Soviet Union URS
12 Veikko Nyqvist 35 Finland FIN
13 Jørgen Munk Plum 26 Denmark DEN
14 Gino Roy Pella 22 Canada CAN
15 Konstantinos Giataganas 31 Greece GRE
16 Per Stavem 26 Norway NOR
17 Jean Maissant 26 France FRA
18 QR Olli Partanen 29 Finland FIN
19 QR Mark Pharaoh 20 Great Britain GBR
20 QR Stein Johnson 30 Norway NOR
21 QR Ian Reed 25 Australia AUS
22 QR Friðrik Guðmundsson 26 Iceland ISL
23 QR Oskar Häfliger 28 Switzerland SUI
24 QR Þorsteinn Löve 28 Iceland ISL
25 QR Lucien Guillier 25 France FRA
26 QR Kristian Johansen 36 Norway NOR
27 QR Sepp Hipp 25 Germany GER
28 QR Hernán Haddad 23 Chile CHI
29 QR Arvo Huutoniemi 38 Finland FIN
30 QR Raymond Kintziger 29 Belgium BEL
31 QR Nuri Turan 28 Turkey TUR
32 QR Uri Gallin 24 Israel ISR