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Harry Babcock

Full name: Henry Stoddard "Harry" Babcock
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 15, 1890 in Pelham Manor, New York, United States
Died: June 5, 1965 in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Harry Babcock began his career as a long jumper, placing third at the IC4As in 1909. He won the AAU pole vault in 1910 and 1912 and the IC4A title in 1911. Marc Wright set a new world record of 13-2¼ (4.02) at the 1912 Olympic Trials, but in Stockholm, Babcock was always in command. Frank Nelson, Wright, and Babcock were the only competitors to clear 12-7½ (3.85) and Babcock was the only one over when the bar was raised to 12-9¼ (3.89). He then went on to clear 12-11½ (3.95) before failing three times at a new world record height of 13-3¾ (4.06). Babcock graduated from Columbia in 1912 with an engineering degree, but spent most of his business life as a salesman with a lumber company in Irvington, New York.

Personal Best: 12-11½ (3.95) (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1 Gold OR
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA AC DNF

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 3.95
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.65 metres 10 pass
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.75 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.85 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.95 metres 1 OR o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 4.06 metres 1 xxx
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.65
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1T 3.65
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.20 metres NP o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.65 metres 1T o

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912AT) P(1985T) D
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States 100 metres 10T 11.6 809.6 683
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Four 1 11.6 809.6 683
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Long jump 11 708.45 650 6.29
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Shot put 17 536 495 10.16
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