Ron Whitney

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRonald Howard "Ron"•Whitney
Used nameRon•Whitney
Born5 October 1942 in Modesto, California (USA)
Measurements187 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States


In 1967 Ron Whitney was gold medalist in the 400H at both the Pan American Games, the Universiade, and was AAU champion that year as well. He was bronze medalist at the 1965 Universiade. At the NCAAs he was runner-up in 1963 for Occidental. The AAU and Olympic Trials champion in 1968, he was favored at the 1968 Olympics, but struggled in for sixth place.

Personal Bests: 400 – 46.6 (1967); 880y – 1:48.6 (1963); 400H – 49.06 (1968).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ron Whitney
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 6

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