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Ken Carpenter

Full name: William Kenneth "Ken" Carpenter
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: April 19, 1913 in Compton, California, United States
Died: March 15, 1984 in Buena Park, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Southern Cal’s Ken Carpenter won the AAU, NCAA, and IC4A discus titles in 1935. The following year he again took the AAU and NCAA, but only placed second to Gordon Dunn at the Final Trials. In Berlin, Dunn led the field after four rounds with Carpenter in third place, also behind Oberweger of Italy In the fifth round, Carpenter moved into the lead and, with both Dunn and Obewerger fouling their last trial, Carpenter took the gold medal. After the Games, Carpenter came within one inch of Willy Schroder’s (GER) world record in an international meet in Prague.

Personal Best: DT – 53.08(1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 50.48
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 12 44.53
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 3 48.98
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 3 foul
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 OR 50.48
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 47.48
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU
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