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Dorothy Dodson

Full name: Dorothy Lucille Dodson (-Kenny, -Kotzenborn)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP DNQ 11.055

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Final Standings 16 34.69

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Final Standings 4 41.96
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