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Karin Smith

Full name: Karin Kiefer Smith
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 4, 1955 in Fürstenfeldbruck, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Athletics West
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Karin Smith was a javelin thrower from Cal Poly San Luis Opisbo and UCLA who competed in major internationals for the United States 10 times. She competed at the 1976, 1984, and 1988 Olympic Games, and made the US team for the 1980 Olympics, winning the Olympic Trials in 1980 and 1984. She won the following medals in international meets: silver at the 1981 World University Games, and bronzes at the 1981 World Cup and 1990 Goodwill Games. Smith also competed at the World Athletics Championships in both 1983 and 1991. She was a two-time AIAW Champion, in 1976-77, and won seven TAC titles in the javelin throw, in 1980-81, 1983-84, 1987, and 1990-91.

Personal Best: JT – 212-6 [64.77] (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 8
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 8
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 20 QR

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 8 57.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round One 9 53.86
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 57.50 57.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 8 55.32 57.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 8 52.66 57.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 8 45.08 57.50
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 39.48
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 QU 59.36
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two NP foul NM
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 59.36
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 8 62.06
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 7 60.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 foul 60.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 8 55.92 60.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 8 59.14 60.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 8 foul 60.54
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 62.06
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QU 61.38
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 61.38
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 61.38
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 pass 61.38
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 20 57.94
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 10 57.94
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 8 56.42
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 9 53.86 56.42
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 57.94