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Kate Schmidt

Full name: Kathryn Joan "Kate" Schmidt
Nickname(s): Kate The Great
Gender: Female
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: December 29, 1953 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Los Angeles Track Club, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Kate "The Great" Schmidt is undoubtedly the greatest U.S. female javelin thrower ever. She won the AAU seven times between 1969 and 1979, the AIAW title in 1975, and improved the U.S. record several times, finishing with a world record of 227-5 (69.32) in 1977. She attended UCLA and Long Beach State and qualified for her third Olympics in 1980 but, obviously did not compete. She later worked as a technical consultant to shoe companies and was on the production staff of Trans World International for a time. She has also spent time as men’s and women’s throws coach at Occidental College, and owns HomeBodies, a mobile fitness and rehab company.

Personal Bests: SP – 41-6¾ (12.67) (1975); DT – 146-10 (44.75) (1971); JT – 227-5 (69.32) (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round 3 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round One 1 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 2 58.32 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 59.84 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 foul 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 2 48.80 59.94
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 56.10
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 58.84
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 12 52.26
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 3 58.84 58.84
1972 Summer 18 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 3 63.96
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 59.70 59.70
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 57.90 59.70
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 foul 59.70
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 63.96
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 61.50
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 3 61.50
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 3 pass 61.50
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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