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Ken Matthews

1934 - 2019

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Kenneth Joseph Matthews, MBE (21 June 1934 – 2 June 2019) was a British race walker, who won the Olympic (1964) and European (1962) titles in the 20 km walk. From 1957 Matthews worked as an electrician at a local power plant at Hams Hall near Sutton Coldfield and had to take a paid leave for competitions. In 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1964 he won the British titles in all three walking events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Matthews has received more than 42,527 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ken Matthews is the 1,353rd most popular athlete (up from 1,414th in 2019), the 4,985th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 5,432nd in 2019) and the 46th most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, Ken Matthews ranks 1,353 out of 3,059Before him are Arthur Wint, Otis Davis, Tommy Kono, Sabine Busch, Bengt Nilsson, and Jozef Pribilinec. After him are Vincent Matthews, Frank Hussey, Niels Fredborg, Valentina Yegorova, Ghada Shouaa, and Kílian Jornet Burgada.

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Among people born in 1934, Ken Matthews ranks 459Before him are Ahmad NikTalab, Tammy Grimes, Shyam Benegal, Bernard Chiarelli, George Follmer, and Bengt Nilsson. After him are Sydney Schanberg, Peter Arnett, Shirley Scott, Nidal Al Achkar, Ed Flanders, and Peter Ashdown. Among people deceased in 2019, Ken Matthews ranks 461Before him are Rip Taylor, Sándor Sára, Dave Bartholomew, Akitsugu Konno, Brigitte Kronauer, and Mitsuhisa Taguchi. After him are Ted Lindsay, Marie Senghor Basse, Wallace Smith Broecker, Yasuhiro Takemoto, Zaza Urushadze, and Jerry Herman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Matthews ranks 4,985 out of 7,765Before him are Sarah Gilbert (1962), Tracey Emin (1963), Ricky Whittle (1981), John Cannon (1933), Dora Marsden (1882), and Ian Livingstone (1949). After him are Lady Charlotte Guest (1812), Dave Stewart (1950), Roland Young (1887), Grahame Clark (1907), Sybil Thorndike (1882), and Frances Wright (1795).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Ken Matthews ranks 46Before him are Audrey Williamson (1926), Stan Vickers (1932), Nancy Mackay (1922), Jack Beresford (1899), Basil Heatley (1933), and Sheila Lerwill (1928). After him are Steve Redgrave (1962), Harold Whitlock (1903), Douglas Lowe (1902), Daley Thompson (1958), Steve Ovett (1955), and David Jacobs (1888).