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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Women's Discus Throw

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 19, 1964
Date Finished: October 19, 1964

Gold: URS Tamara Press
Silver: GER Ingrid Lotz
Bronze: ROU Lia Manoliu

Summary

Tamara Press (URS) had won the European Championships in 1958 and 1962 and had been favored in 1960, settling for a silver medal. Since the 1960 Olympics, she had broken the world record five times. Germany’s Ingrid Lotz was not highly considered prior to the Olympics but she took the lead in the first round with 57.21 (187-8½). After four rounds she led and Press was in fourth place, but Press threw 57.27 (187-10¾) in the penultimate round to win the gold medal in a very close competition. Romania’s Lia Manoliu won the bronze medal, only 30 centimetres back of Press.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tamara Press 27 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Ingrid Lotz 30 Germany GER Silver OR
3 Lia Manoliu 32 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Virzhiniya Mikhaylova 32 Bulgaria BUL
5 Yevgeniya Kuznetsova 28 Soviet Union URS
6 Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek 25 Hungary HUN
7 Kriemhild Limberg-Hausmann 30 Germany GER
8 Olimpia Cataramă 23 Romania ROU
9 Jiřina Němcová-Vobořilová 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
10 Judit Stugner 22 Hungary HUN
11 Nina Romashkova-Ponomaryova 35 Soviet Union URS
12 Olga Fikotová-Connolly 31 United States USA
13 Valerie Sloper-Young 27 New Zealand NZL
14 Doris Lorenz-Müller 29 Germany GER
15 QR Nancy McCredie 19 Canada CAN
16 QR Hiroko Uchida-Yokoyama 28 Japan JPN
17 QR Dashzevgiin Namjilmaa 20 Mongolia MGL
18 QR Josephine de la Viña 18 Philippines PHI
19 QR Pranee Kitipongpitaya 22 Thailand THA
20 QR Park Yeong-Suk 17 South Korea KOR
21 QR Juliette Geverkof 19 Iran IRI