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Ken Merten

Full name: Kenneth Owen "Ken" Merten
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: May 4, 1945 in Akron, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Ken Merten competed for Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1968, and the Los Angeles Athletic Club. A breaststroker, Merten won NCAA titles in 1967 in the 100 and 200 yard events. He won three medals at the Pan American Games, wining a silver in the 1963 200 metre breaststroke, and two bronze medals in 1967 in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke events. In 1967 Merten also won two gold medals in both breaststroke events at the World University Games. By profession Merten was a schoolteacher, administrator and coach. He retired after 32 years as a teacher and became a nationally competitive windsurfer. He also been active in Swim Across America, a non-profit organization that uses Olympic swimmers to raise funds for cancer research.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 8 h3 r2/3
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 3 h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 8 1:11.6
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 1:10.6

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 3 2:37.0
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