Ken Matthews

British athlete
Matthews in 1964

Kenneth Joseph Matthews MBE (21 June 1934 – 3 June 2019) was a British racewalker. He was born in Birmingham. He won the gold medal in 20 km walk at the 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo. He also won the gold medal in the same event at the European Athletics Championships in 1962. He was added to the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

Matthews died on 3 June 2019, at the age of 84.[1]


  1. "Olympic champion race walker Ken Matthews dies". Athletics Weekly. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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