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Sabin Carr

Full name: Sabin William Carr
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: September 4, 1904 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12, 1983 in Ventura, California, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1927, Sabin Carr set new indoor and outdoor world records. In early February he took the indoor record up to 13-7⅛ (4.14), which he improved one week later to 13-9¼ (4.19). In May, at the IC4A outdoor, he became the first man to clear 14 feet (4.27), then in 1928, at the AAU indoor, he vaulted 14-1 (4.29) to become the first to clear 14 feet indoors. In 1928, Carr lost his world outdoor record to the 1924 Olympic champion, Lee Barnes, but at the Olympics, Carr got his revenge – he took the gold medal, with Barnes finishing fifth. Carr, a Yale graduate, had a fine record in major championships, winning the AAU indoor twice, the IC4A outdoor three times, and the IC4A indoor twice. Oddly he never placed better than third at the AAU outdoor meet. Carr eventually went into the lumber business in Oakland, California, and became president of the Sterling Lumber Co.

Personal Bests: PV – 4.29i (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 4.20
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 3.90 metres NP o
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 3.95 metres NP xxo
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 4.10 metres NP o
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 4.20 metres NP o
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 4.31 metres NP xxx
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.66
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 3.66