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Ken Wiesner

Full name: Kenneth George "Ken" Wiesner
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: February 17, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

While at Marquette, Ken Wiesner won the NCAA high jump three times (once tied), the IC4A title in 1946, and he tied for the AAU indoor crown in 1945. After the 1946 season, Ken Wiesner retired, but after a five-year break he made a highly successful comeback and the 27-year-old navy dentist won a silver medal at the 1952 Olympics. Continuing to improve, in 1953 he three times broke the world indoor high jump record before retiring.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.102i (1953).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 2 Silver

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 2 2.01 0 0 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1.70 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.80
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.90
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1.95 metres 1T o 0 0 3 1.95
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1.98 metres 1T o 0 0 4 1.98
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 2.01 metres 1T o 0 0 5 2.01
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 2.04 metres 2 xxx 0 0 5 2.01
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4T QU 1.87 0 0 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2T 1.87 0 0 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.84 metres 1 1.84 0 0 1 o
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1.87 metres 2T 1.87 0 0 2 o
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