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Ron Kutschinski

Full name: Ronald Craig "Ron" Kutschinski
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: August 28, 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Although he never placed at the NCAA or AAU Meet, Ron Kutschinski finished third at the 1968 Olympic Trials in the 800 to make the Olympic team. Kutschinski had failed to advance at the 1968 NCAA Meet when he was spiked in a preliminary round, and he was given special advancement to the Olympic Trials because of that. That year he was ranked third in the US by Track & Field News.

Kutschinski ran for the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in engineering. He later became a real estate developer in Florida, owned several Mexican restaurants, and bought and sold cars in auctions. Kutschinski and his family settled in Vero Beach, Florida. He was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, and the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: 880y – 1:47.1 (1968).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 5 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 1:47.3 1:47.39
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QC 1:47.6 1:47.61
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