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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Women's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 14, 1968
Date Finished: October 14, 1968
Format: Final only.

Gold: HUN Angéla Németh-Ránky
Silver: ROU Mihaela Peneş
Bronze: AUT Eva Janko

Summary

The defending champion, Mihaela Peneş, was back. She had finished second at the 1966 European Championships behind the GDR's Marion Lüttge. In round one Peneş produced her best throw since her 1964 gold medal mark with 59.92 (196-7¼) and took the lead. But Hungary's Angéla Németh threw a PR of 60.36 (198-0½) in round two to overtake her and secure the gold medal with that throw.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal D
1 Angéla Németh-Ránky 22 Hungary HUN Gold 60.36
2 Mihaela Peneş 21 Romania ROU Silver 59.92
3 Eva Janko 23 Austria AUT Bronze 58.04
4 Márta Antal-Rudas 31 Hungary HUN 56.38
5 Daniela Jaworska 22 Poland POL 56.06
6 Nataša Urbančič 22 Yugoslavia YUG 55.42
7 Amelie Koloska 24 West Germany FRG 55.20
8 Kaisa Launela 20 Finland FIN 53.96
9 Barbara Friedrich 19 United States USA 53.44
10 Lidiya Tsymosh 26 Soviet Union URS 53.40
11 RaNae Bair 25 United States USA 53.14
12 Lucyna Krawcewicz 30 Poland POL 51.54
13 Jay Dahlgren 19 Canada CAN 51.34
14 Valentyna Evert 22 Soviet Union URS 51.16
15 Sue Platt 28 Great Britain GBR 48.52
AC Erika Strasser 34 Austria AUT NM