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Johnny Kuck

Full name: John Henry "Johnny" Kuck
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: April 27, 1905 in Wilson, Kansas, United States
Died: September 21, 1986 in Halstead, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

John Kuck of Emporia State, and later of the Kansas AC and Los Angeles TC, improved the world shot put record three times in 1928. Only the third of these performances was officially recognized when he won the Olympic title with a mark of 52-0¾ (15.87). Kuck won the NCAA shot title in 1926 and was AAU champion the following year. In 1926 he set a U.S. javelin record of 214-2⅛ (65.28) and won the AAU javelin title that year.

Personal Best: SP - 15.87 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 1 WR 15.87
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP 15.00est
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP 14.80est
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 15.43
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP 15.10est
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP WR 15.87
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 15.20est
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 15.03
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 15.03