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Alice Arden

Full name: Alice Jean Arden (-Hodge)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: July 23, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 29, 2012 in Roscoe, New York, United States
Affiliations: St. George's Dragon Club of New York
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Russ Hodge.

Biography

Alice Arden was a high jumper who represented the St. George’s Dragon Club. She was the 1933 AAU Outdoor Champion, and won the AAU Indoors in 1934-35, before tieing for ninth at the 1936 Olympic Games. In 1936 she placed second in the high jump at the AAU/Olympic Trials. Her son, Russ Hodge, was a very talented decathlete who competed at the 1964 Olympic Games, and set the decathlon world record in 1966. Arden later became an administrator of the sport, serving on the US Olympic Committee Women’s Track & Field Committee during the 1950s. She and her husband, also Russ Hodge, ran a dairy farm, a gravel business, and a furniture store in upstate New York.

Personal Best: HJ – 5-3½ [1.61] (1935).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Women's High Jump United States USA 9T

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Standings 9T 1.50
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.50 metres 1T o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.55 metres 9T xxx
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