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Ken Flax

Full name: Kenneth William "Ken" Flax
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: April 20, 1963 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA) / Nike, Beaverton (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ken Flax threw the hammer at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. His two biggest international wins were at the 1991 Universiade and the 1989 Maccabiah Games. Flax also competed at the World Championships in 1987 and 1991, the 1986 Goodwill Games, and won another World University medal with a bronze in 1989.

Flax competed in college for the University of Oregon. He won two Pac-10 Championships and the 1986 NCAA title, after placing third in 1985. He was US Champion in 1988 and 1990, runner-up in 1989, and placed third at nationals in 1985, 1987, 1991, and 1992.

Personal Best: HT – 80.02 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 18 QR
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 23 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 18 72,70
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 10 72,70
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 9 72.70 72.70
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 72.24
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round 23 69.36
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 12 69.36
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 10 69.04
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 12 foul 69.04
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 69.36
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