Full name: Dorothy Lucille Dodson (-Kenny, -Kotzenborn)
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: March 28, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 24, 2003 in Dunedin, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Dempsey Hurricanes
Country: United States
Dorothy Dodson was a weight thrower who represented the Dempsey Hurricanes Track Club. Although she competed at the 1948 Olympics in the shot put, discus throw, and javelin throw, she was a javelin specialist. Dodson won the US women’s javelin title for 11 consecutive years, 1939-49. She also won AAU titles in the discus in 1946 and the shot put in 1944, and 1946-48. Dodson also won the 1948 US Olympic Trials with the jav, which doubled as the AAU Championship.
Personal Bests: DT – 113-11 [34.72] (1948); JT – 42.77 (1948).
|1948 Summer||29||London||Athletics||Women's Shot Put||United States||USA||NP QR|
|1948 Summer||29||London||Athletics||Women's Discus Throw||United States||USA||16|
|1948 Summer||29||London||Athletics||Women's Javelin Throw||United States||USA||4|
|1948 Summer||29||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||NP||DNQ||11.055|
|1948 Summer||29||London||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||16||34.69|