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Ed Red

Full name: Walter Edward "Ed" Red
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: March 6, 1942 in Kilgore, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Rice Owls, Houston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Known for having one of the shortest names of any Olympian, although his full name was Walter Edward, Ed Red placed three times in the AAU javelin – 1963 (3rd), 1965 (4th), and 1966 (2nd). In 1963-64 he was fourth in the NCAA javelin for Rice, and was Southwest Conference Champion in the javelin for three consecutive years.

Red later earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Arizona State in 1972, and began teaching at the University of Southwest Louisiana, followed by the University of New Mexico, and then Texas A&M. He eventually became a professor at Brigham Young University. He became a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, published three textbooks, and multiple peer-reviewed articles. Red also generated over 30 patents or patent disclosures at BYU. He created two companies and consulted for multiple other firms. Later in life, Red became an adult convert to Mormonism (Church of Latter Day Saints [LDS]), and served a three-year term as an LDS bishop.

Personal Best: JT – 82.40 (270-4) (1966).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 11

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 11 71.52
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round One 11 69.39
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 11 68.15 69.39
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 11 71.52 71.52
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QC 72.31
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 11 72.31 72.31
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 66.24
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