Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Women's discus throw

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The women's discus throw event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held on 28 January at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. [1]

Discus throw event in track and field athletics

The discus throw, also known as disc throw, is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors. It is an ancient sport, as demonstrated by the fifth-century-BC Myron statue Discobolus. Although not part of the modern pentathlon, it was one of the events of the ancient Greek pentathlon, which can be dated back to at least to 708 BC, and is part of the modern decathlon.

Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Mount Smart Stadium football stadium

The Mount Smart Stadium is a stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home ground of National Rugby League team, the New Zealand Warriors. Built within the quarried remnants of the Rarotonga / Mount Smart volcanic cone, it is located 10 kilometres south of the city centre, in the suburb of Penrose.


Gold medal icon.svg Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 56.3854.30xx50.90?56.38
Silver medal icon.svg Jackie McKernan Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 54.86
Bronze medal icon.svg Astra Vitols Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 51.6647.7253.8451.9650.04?53.84
4 Elizabeth Ryan Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 53.70
5 Janette Picton Flag of England.svg  England 52.8052.7050.9252.9253.14?53.14
6 Jane Aucott Flag of England.svg  England 52.20
7 Vanessa French Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 51.20
8 Sharon Andrews Flag of England.svg  England 47.76x51.18x48.1446.5051.18
9 Michelle Brotherton Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 49.64
10 Siulolovao Ikavuka Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 48.62


  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2016-08-06.