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Kathy Kelley

Full name: Kathlyn "Kathy" Kelley (-Owens)
Gender: Female
Born: August 30, 1919 in Seneca, South Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Keowee High School, SC
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kathy Kelly competed in the 1936 Olympics while still a student at Keowee High School in Seneca, South Carolina. Kelly qualified for the Olympic Team by winning a jump-off for the third spot over Ida Myers, both having jumped 5-0½ [1.53]. She attended Greenville Women’s College, which later became part of Furman University. Per college policy, she was forced to leave the school after she married in December 1938. She then took up basketball, playing for Lonsdale Mill’s team in Seneca, South Carolina, which often competed in the Southern Textile Basketball Tournament. Kelly eventually became a beautician.

Personal Best: HJ – 5-1¼ [1.55] (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics Women's High Jump United States USA 9T

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics United States Final Standings 9T 1.50
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 16 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.55 metres 9T xxx
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