Kenny Griffin

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenneth Julian "Kenny"•Griffin
Used nameKenny•Griffin
Born27 January 1912 in Logan, Utah (USA)
Died26 September 2002 in Oceanside, California (USA)
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Kenny Griffin started gymnastics at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and then represented the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He then attended Compton Junior College, where he competed in gymnastics, and was on the track and football teams. He later went to UCLA where he was on the gym team and threw the javelin on the track team. After the Olympics he returned to Los Angeles and became a high school teacher at Eagle Rock High School, where he also coached gymnastics, football, and track. In World War II Griffin served in the US Navy, where he was a training instructor to help get the sailors in condition. On his return he taught physical education and coached at Los Angeles City College. Griffin also became a top amateur golfer in the Los Angeles area.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Kenny Griffin
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 90
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 10
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 82
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 76
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =59
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 93
Rings, Men (Olympic) =68
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 96