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Ken Walsh

Full name: Kenneth Marshall "Ken" Walsh
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: February 11, 1945 in Orange, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Phillips 66, Long Beach (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

In 1967 and 1968, a U.S. foursome made three improvements on the world record for the 400m freestyle relay, and Ken Walsh and Zac Zorn were the only swimmers to be members of all three teams. Walsh was an outstanding relay swimmer, and in addition to his two Olympic golds, was on two winning relay teams at the 1967 Pan-American Games and set a new world record for the 100m on the opening leg of the freestyle relay In individual events, his only major victory came in 1967 when he won the NCAA 100y freestyle for Michigan State.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 52.8
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 53.9
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 55.7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:31.7 52.8 3:31.7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:54.9 52.1 3:54.9