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Karen Anderson-Oldham

Full name: Karen Linnea Anderson-Oldham
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: April 5, 1938 in Denver, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: SDTC, San Diego (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Karen Anderson competed at the 1955 Pan American Games and 1956 Olympic Games while she was still a high school student. At the PanAms she won the gold medal in the javelin throw. She was a three-time AAU Champion with the spear, winning in 1954-56. Anderson set four American records with the javelin, in 1955, 1956, and twice in 1960. She attended the University of Pennsylvania but did not compete there. Anderson-Oldham won the US Olympic Trials with the javelin in 1956 and 1960. She later became quite a good golfer, tying for second at the 1996 US Senior Women's Amateur Championship, after placing third in the same event in 1995. That put her on the US team that won the 1996 Senior Women's International Team Championships in Belgium. Anderson-Oldham married an Akron attorney, Ned Oldham, and was a seven-time Akron city golf champion. She has also volunteered with developmentally disabled children, and helped the Akron YMCA with its gym programs, in addition to serving as a deacon and ruling elder at First Presbyterian Church of Akron.

Personal Best: JT – 50.62 (1960)

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 8
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 13

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 8 48.00
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 5 47.28
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 48.00 48.00
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 8 41.76 48.00
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 49.64
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 1 49.64
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 49.64
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 13 46.52
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round One 13 44.39
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 13 46.52 46.52
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 13 44.24 46.52
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 50.62
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 13 43.96
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 16 44.26 44.26
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 50.62
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