Full name: Richard Francis "Dick" Ault
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: December 10, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 16, 2007 in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: University of Missouri
Country: United States
The highlight of Dick Ault’s intermediate hurdling career came on 31 August 1949 at the famed Bislett Stadium in Oslo, when he set a 440 yard hurdle world record of 52.2 – although it was far inferior to the metric record. He ran for the University of Missouri and had a second place finish in the intermediates at the 1949 AAU. Ault became a professor of physical education at Westminister College and also coached track, cross-country, swimming, and golf at that school. He was elected a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Personal Best: 440y – 48.4 (1949); 110H – 15.2 (1949); 400H – 51.4 (1949).
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||4|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Final||4||52.4||at 1.26||4|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||52.1||at 0.15|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU||54.7|