Athletics at the 1934 Women's World Games – javelin throw

The javelin throw at the 1934 Women's World Games was held at the White City Stadium in London, on 11 August 1934.

javelin throw
at the 1934 Women's World Games
VenueWhite City Stadium
LocationLondon, Great Britain
  • 11 August (qualification)
  • 11 August (final)
Winning score42.435 metres
gold medal    Germany
silver medal    Austria
bronze medal    Germany
← 1930

In the final, the German Lisa Gelius won the event in a new world record with a distance of 43.795 metres, ahead of the Austrian woman Herma Bauma and German Luise Krüger.[1]



On 9 August an incomple list was published of participating athletes. This list consisted of athletes from seven nations: Austria, Czechslovakia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland. Listed below are the athletes from these nations who were entered for the javelin throw event.[2]

Nationality Name
  Austria Herma Bauma
  Czechoslovakia Štepánka Pekárová
  Germany Lisa Gelius
  Germany Luise Krüger
  Great Britain Nellie Halstead
  Poland Kwasniewska

Eileen Crockart was named as the South African athlete in the field events.[3]





The javelin throw qualification took place in the morning session on 11 August.[4]

The final took place in the afternoon session on 11 August 1934.[4]

Rank Name Nationality Distance Notes
  Lisa Gelius   Germany 42.435 m. Dutch newspapers states: 42.33 m.
  Herma Bauma   Austria 40.30 m. Dutch newspapers states: 40.295 m.
  Luise Krüger   Germany 40.095 m. Dutch newspapers states: 40.015 m.
4 Maria Kwaśniewska   Poland 39.40 m.
5 Sadako Yamamoto   Japan 37.745 m
6 Masako Shinpo   Japan



  1. 1.0 1.1 "De wereldspelen voor vrouwen". Nieuwe Apeldoornsche courant (in Dutch). 13 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. "Wereldspelen voor vrouwen. Lijst der deelneemsters". De courant Het nieuws van den dag (in Dutch). 9 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. "MEN—OR WOMEN?". Sunraysia Daily. 22 September 1934. p. 11 – via
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Wereldkampioenschappen voor vrouwen". Provinciale Drentsche en Asser courant (in Dutch). 6 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "Duitschland wint te Londen". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 12 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.