Full name: Ronald Lloyd "Ron" Zinn
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: May 10, 1939 in Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1965 in Ho Chi Minh City, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: United States
Ron Zinn's sixth-place in the 1964 Olympic 20 km. walk was one of the top performances in walking for an American at the Olympics. Zinn also won a bronze medal in the event at the 1963 Pan American Games. From 1960-64 he won 12 AAU walk titles over various distances. Zinn was a graduate of the US Military Academy and was sent to Vietnam late in 1964. In July 1965 he was presumed killed in a firefight near Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), although for many years he was listed as MIA. The USATF annually awards the Captain Ron Zinn Memorial Award to the top racewalker of the year.
Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-32:43 (1964).
|1960 Summer||21||Roma||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||19|
|1964 Summer||25||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||6|
|1960 Summer||21||Roma||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||19||1-42:47.0|
|1964 Summer||25||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||6||1-32:43.0|