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Medal count by country in the Women's Discus Throw at the Summer Olympics 1928-2016

The Women's Discus Throw has been a permanent fixture at the Summer Olympics since it was first introduced in 1928. Since 1928, athletes from the Soviet Union have had the most success, winning four golds and ten total medals between 1952 and 1980. The Soviet Union's Nina Romashkova is the event's most successful competitor, with two golds and one bronze medal to her name. Three medals (two silver and one bronze) won in this event have been retroactively stripped from athletes representing Belarus, Cuba and Russia; coincidentally, Cuban athlete Yarelys Barrios, who was stripped of her 2008 silver medal for doping offences, only won the 2012 bronze medal after Russian athlete Darya Pishchalnikova was stripped of her silver medal, also for doping offenses.

Medal count by country in the Women's Discus Throw at the Summer Olympics from 1928 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1928 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
**Includes medals won by the United Team of Germany (1956-1964), but does not include East or West Germany.

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

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