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Kenneth Wilson

Full name: Kenneth Leon Wilson
Nickname(s): Tug
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: March 27, 1896 in Atwood, Illinois, United States
Died: February 2, 1979 in Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Kenneth Wilson placed third in the 1920 AAU javelin throw to make the Olympic Team, as the event doubled as the Olympic Trials. But he did not compete in the javelin at the Olympics, competing instead in the discus, an event in which he had no major placements nationally. He competed for the University of Illinois and the Chicago AA. He became better known as a sports administrator, becoming Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in 1943. He served in that role until 1953 when he became President of the United States Olympic Committee, a position he held through 1965.

Personal Best: JT – 52.55 (172-5½) (1920).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 10 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 10 QR
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 37.580
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