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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's Javelin Throw

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 1, 1960
Date Finished: September 1, 1960

Gold: URS ElvÄ«ra Ozoliņa
Silver: TCH Dana Ingrová-Zátopková
Bronze: URS Birutė Kalėdienė


[Elvīra Ozoliņa] had been the javelin leader throughout 1960, with two world records set in May and June 1960. Lithuanian [Birutė Kaledienė] had set a world record in 1958 and was silver medalist at the European Championships that year. They finished first and third with Ozoliņa's gold medal mark coming in the first round. Silver medalist [Dana Zátopková] had been the 1952 gold medalist, 1954 and 1958 European Champion, and a world record setter in 1958.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Elvīra Ozoliņa 20 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Dana Ingrová-Zátopková 37 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver
3 Birutė Kalėdienė 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Vlasta Pešková 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
5 Urszula Figwer 29 Poland POL
6 Anna Wojtaszek-Pazera 23 Australia AUS
7 Sue Platt 19 Great Britain GBR
8 Alla Shastitko 21 Soviet Union URS
9 Márta Antal-Rudas 23 Hungary HUN
10 Maria Diți-Diaconescu 22 Romania ROU
11 Anneliese Gerhards 25 Germany GER
12 Marlene Ahrens 27 Chile CHI
13 Karen Anderson-Oldham 22 United States USA
14 QR Ingrid Almqvist 32 Sweden SWE
15 QR Erika Strößenreuther 22 Germany GER
16 QR Almut Brömmel 25 Germany GER
17 QR Erika Strasser 26 Austria AUT
18 QR Lise Koch 21 Denmark DEN
19 QR Averil Williams 25 Great Britain GBR
20 QR Unn Thorvaldsen 17 Norway NOR