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Janet Dicks

Full name: Janet Marie Dicks
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 6, 1933 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Harrisburg AAU, Harrisburg (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Janet Dicks was a weight thrower for East Stroudsburg State College and the Harrisburg Athletic Association. She was the US Olympic Trials champion in 1952 with both the shot and discus, but competed only in the shot put at the Olympic Games. Dicks won three AAU titles, the 1952 shot put (which doubled as the Olympic Trials), and the 1952-53 discus throw. A versatile thrower, she was also on the podium at the AAU Meet in 1951 in the discus throw (third), 1952 with the javelin (second), and 1954 with the discus (second).

Personal Bests: SP – 39-8¼ light imp. [12.09] (1952); DT – 123-2 [37.54] (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 18 QR

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 18 11.44
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 1 17T 10.82
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 2 18 10.82 foul
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round 3 NP 11,44