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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Women's Shot Put

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 20, 1964
Date Finished: October 20, 1964

Gold: URS Tamara Press
Silver: GER Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger
Bronze: URS Galina Zybina


The defending champion was [Tamara Press] and she had won the 1962 European Championships and surpassed the world record twice since the Roma Olympics. Soviet [Galina Zybina], the 1952 gold medalist, was competing in her fourth consecutive Olympic final. The day before the shot put started, Press had won a gold medal in the discus throw. The medals and medal order were decided in round one, with Press leading the GDR’s [Renate Garisch] and Zybina, who would win the silver and bronze medals respectively. But all of them would surpass their early round marks later in the competition. Zybina moved into second after round three but Garisch settled matters in round four with 17.61 (57-9½). Press’s final round was 18.14 (59-6¼) metres, an Olympic record. Zybina’s bronze gave her a full set of medals in this event.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tamara Press 27 Soviet Union URS Gold OR
2 Renate Boy-Garisch-Culmberger 25 Germany GER Silver
3 Galina Zybina 33 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Val Sloper-Young 27 New Zealand NZL
5 Margitta Helmbold-Gummel 23 Germany GER
6 Irina Press 25 Soviet Union URS
7 Nancy McCredie 19 Canada CAN
8 Ana Maria Sălăjan 27 Romania ROU
9 Johanna Hübner-Lüttge 28 Germany GER
10 Ivanka Khristova 22 Bulgaria BUL
11 Judit Bognár 25 Hungary HUN
12 Earlene Brown 29 United States USA
13 QR Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek 25 Hungary HUN
14 QR Mary Peters 25 Great Britain GBR
15 QR Seiko Obonai 24 Japan JPN
16 QR Juliette Geverkof 19 Iran IRI