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Gary Kinder

Full name: Gary William Kinder
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: October 25, 1962
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Gary Kinder was a decathlete who started in college at the University of Mississippi, but later transferred to the University of New Mexico, graduating from there in 1985. While at Ole Miss he won the title at the 1982 Kansas Relays. After college he placed third at the TAC Meet in 1986-87, making the 1987 World Championships, where he placed 12th. Kinder made the 1988 Olympic Team by winning the TAC Meet, which doubled that year as the Olympic Trials. Internationally he competed 10 times between 1985-90.

Kinder competed through 1998, after seemingly retiring in 1993, only to return in 1996 to try to make the Olympic team. In the 1990s he spent some time as a country singer. He then coached, first at Tennessee high schools, then the University of New Mexico and University of Virginia, and also started KinderSport, an elite training program for athletes.

Personal Best: Dec – 8293 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1985AT) D H C/F/P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 100 metres 24T 11.31 793
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 100 metres Heat One 5 11.31 793
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump 26T 814 7.00
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 6.75
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 7.00
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put 11 783 14.89
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 14.89
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 16T 776 1.97
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 1.97 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 2.00 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 400 metres 35 51.79 734
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Two 7 51.79 734
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