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Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Discus Throw

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 5, 1936
Date Finished: August 5, 1936

Gold: USA Ken Carpenter
Silver: USA Gordon Dunn
Bronze: ITA Giorgio Oberweger


The dominant thrower in 1934-35 was [Harald Andersson] (SWE), who broke the world record twice in one day in 1934. Later in 1935 Germany's [Willy Schröder] broke Andersson's record. But neither man did well in Berlin. Andersson did not make the final, while Schröder would place only fifth. American [Gordon Dunn] moved into the lead with 49.36 (161-11½) in round two, with Italy's surprising [Giorgio Oberweger] moving up to second in round three with 49.23 (161-6¼). [Ken Carpenter] produced the gold medal winning throw in round five with 50.48 (165-7½).

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ken Carpenter 23 United States USA Gold OR
2 Gordon Dunn 24 United States USA Silver
3 Giorgio Oberweger 22 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Reidar Sørlie 27 Norway NOR
5 Willy Schröder 24 Germany GER
6 Nikolaos Syllas 21 Greece GRE
7 Gunnar Bergh 27 Sweden SWE
8 Åke Hedvall 26 Sweden SWE
9 Johann Wotapek 27 Austria AUT
10 Helge Sivertsen 23 Norway NOR
11 Hans Fritsch 24 Germany GER
12 Jules Noël 33 France FRA
13 Walter Wood 22 United States USA
AC QR Emil Janausch 35 Austria AUT
AC QR Guo Jie 24 China CHN
AC QR Ling Peigeng 23 China CHN
AC QR Kalevi Kotkas 22 Finland FIN
AC QR Paul Winter 30 France FRA
AC QR Bernarr Prendergast 24 Great Britain GBR
AC QR Laurence Reavell-Carter 21 Great Britain GBR
AC QR Gerhard Hilbrecht 21 Germany GER
AC QR Endre Madarász 26 Hungary HUN
AC QR Ruggero Biancani 21 Italy ITA
AC QR Oskar Ospelt 28 Liechtenstein LIE
AC QR Jean Wagner 30 Luxembourg LUX
AC QR Petre Havaleț 27 Romania ROU
AC QR Harald Andersson 29 Sweden SWE
AC QR Miroslav Vítek 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC QR Valér Barač 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
AC QR Nikola Kleut 28 Yugoslavia YUG
AC QR Veljko Narančić 38 Yugoslavia YUG