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Ken Bantum

Full name: Kenneth Owens "Ken" Bantum
Gender: Male
Height: 16-6 (198 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Born: March 16, 1935 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Manhattan University
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ken Bantum was a shot putter who had the misfortune to compete in the same era as the redoubtable Parry O’Brien. But in 1956 Bantum was AAU and NCAA champion (for Manhattan College), and finished second to O’Brien at the Olympic Trials. He also competed for the New York Pioneer Club.

Personal Bests: SP – 18.30 (60-0½) (1956); DT – 54.58 (179-1) (1957); HT – 53.80 (176-6) (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 4

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 4 17.48
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 16.99
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 foul 16.99
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 16.27 16.99
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 17.48 17.48
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 foul 17.48
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 8 QU 15.76
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 7 15.76
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 8 pass 15.76
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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