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Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 2, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960

Gold: URS Tamara Press
Silver: GER Johanna Hübner-Lüttge
Bronze: USA Earlene Brown


[Tamara Press] first broke the world record in 1959, and that would be the first of six consecutive world records for her in the shot put. After a mediocre 16.08 (52-9¼) in round one, she threw 17.32 (56-10) in the second round, a mark only she had ever bettered (twice). That held on for an easy victory. Johanna Lüttge (GDR) threw 16.59 (54-5¼) in round two which cemented the silver, although she surpassed that in round six.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tamara Press 23 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Johanna Hübner-Lüttge 24 Germany GER Silver
3 Earlene Brown 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Val Sloper-Young 23 New Zealand NZL
5 Zinaida Doynikova 25 Soviet Union URS
6 Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger 21 Germany GER
7 Galina Zybina 29 Soviet Union URS
8 Wilfriede Hoffmann 27 Germany GER
9 Věra Černá 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
10 Jadwiga Klimaj 28 Poland POL
11 Eugenia Rusin 27 Poland POL
12 Milena Usenik 25 Yugoslavia YUG
13 QR Lidiya Sharamovich 23 Bulgaria BUL
14 QR Tsvetanka Krasteva 25 Bulgaria BUL
15 QR Yasuko Matsuda 23 Japan JPN
16 QR Suzanne Farmer-Allday 25 Great Britain GBR
17 QR Ayala Hetzroni 22 Israel ISR
18 QR Wu Jin-Yun 22 Chinese Taipei TPE