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Karen Oldham

A gold medal victory in the javelin with a throw of 161'3" in the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City was one highlight of Karen Anderson Oldham's outstanding athletic career. In her specialty, the javelin, Karen finished eighth in the 1956 Olympics and four years later in Rome she was 13th. From 1954 until 1966 she held the American record in the javelin. She no longer tries to throw a javelin out of sight but in recent years Karen has concentrated on golf. Her many club championships and her Akron District tourney wins attest to her skill.

Inducted 1975 | Track & Field