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Ed Burke

Full name: Edward Andrew "Ed" Burke
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 247 lbs (112 kg)
Born: March 4, 1940 in Ukiah, California, United States
Affiliations: Accusplit Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A hammer thrower, Ed Burke had one of the longest careers of any US athletics Olympian, first competing in 1964 and making his final appearance at the 1984 Olympics. Resurrecting his career in the early 1980s, he also competed at the first World Athletics Championships in 1983, but did not make the final. He was AAU Champion with the hammer from 1966-68. He did not compete in the US National Championships again until 1982, when finished second at the TAC Meet, repeating that in 1983. Burke also won the AAU indoor 35 lb. weight-throw in 1967-68.

Personal Best: HT – 74.34 (243-11) (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 12
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 18 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 7 65.66
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One 6 65.66
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 65.06 65.66
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 7 62.68 65.66
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 8 QU 64.94
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 13 62.23
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 8 64.94 64.94
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 12 65.72
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 10 65.72 65.72
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 12 65.46 65.72
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 QU 67.36
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 8 67.36
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 67.26
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 pass 67.26
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 18 67.52
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 10 67.52
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 10 67.52 67.52
1984 Summer 44 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul