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Ken Doherty

Full name: John Kenneth "Ken" Doherty
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 16, 1905 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 19, 1996 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Cadillac Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The 1928 AAU decathlon was held over three days and also served as the Final Trials. Ken Doherty, later of the University of Michigan, won the event by a margin of less then 70 pts. and was not considered a likely Olympic medalist. But in Amsterdam he vastly improved his score with a total of 7,706 points to take third place behind two Finns. Ken Doherty won his second AAU decathlon in 1929 and went on to become one of the world’s most distinguished and respected coaches. He coached at Michigan from 1940 to 1948, and later at Penn. He authored three editions of Track and Field Omnibook, recognized as one the top instructional books ever written on track & field.

Personal Best: Dec - 6825 (1929).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings 3 7,706.650 6.428
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States 100 metres 7T 762.0 683 11.6
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Four 2 762.0 683 11.6
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Long jump 14T 757.45 723 6.61
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Shot put 15 651 597 11.85
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States High jump 4T 818 627 1.80
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States 400 metres 2 857.12 719 52.0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 3T 924 728 15.8
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Discus throw 4 753.38 639 38.72
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Pole vault 5T 649 431 3.30
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Javelin throw 2 877.900 686 56.56
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States 1,500 metres 11 656.8 595 4:54.0
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