John Kuck

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John Kuck
John Kuck 1928.jpg
John Kuck at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameJohn Henry Kuck
BornApril 27, 1905
Wilson, Kansas, United States
DiedSeptember 21, 1986 (aged 81)
Halstead, Kansas, United States
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
SportHammer throw
ClubLAAC, Los Angeles
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1928

John Henry Kuck (April 27, 1905 – September 21, 1986) was an American athlete who won a gold medal in the shot put at the 1928 Summer Olympics setting a new world record at 15.87 m. Earlier that year he set two more world records, but they were not recognized officially. In 1926 he also set a US record in the javelin throw at 65.28 m and won the AAU title.


Preceded by
Germany Emil Hirschfeld
Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
June 29, 1928 – August 26, 1928
Succeeded by
Germany Emil Hirschfeld