Doris Kirkman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDoris Ann•Kirkman (-Cannon)
Used nameDoris•Kirkman
Born15 July 1930 in Elizabeth, New Jersey (USA)
Died16 June 2010 in Gap, Pennsylvania (USA)
AffiliationsSwiss Gymnastics Society
NOC United States


Doris Kirkman was born in New Jersey but later settled in Muncy, Pennsylvania after her marriage to Edward Cannon in 1954, who was a career military man. After his retirement they farmed in Muncy, raising one daughter. Doris Kirkman worked at Woolworth’s in Muncy and served with the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Ladies’ Auxiliary. Doris and Edward Cannon were married for over 55 years and died within two days of each other in June 2010. Their obituary noted that Doris “was also a homemaker, supporting her husband as a military wife. She enjoyed reading, sports, sewing, quilting and she dearly loved animals.”


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Doris Kirkman
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 134
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 15
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) United States 16
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 134
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 134
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 134
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 134