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Clarence Childs

Full name: Clarence Chester Childs
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: July 24, 1883 in Wooster, Ohio, United States
Died: September 16, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Track was but one of three sports at which Clarence Childs excelled. He was on the football, wrestling, and track teams at Yale and 1912 was the only year that he treated hammer throwing with any degree of seriousness. Prior to placing second at the Final Trials that year, his best performance had been a third place at the IC4A in 1911. In Stockholm he finished more than 20 feet behind the winner, Matt McGrath, but came close to beating Duncan Gillis of Canada for the silver medal. From 1914 to 1916, Childs was track and football coach at Indiana University and then saw service in France. Among other posts, he held that of athletic director at the Colombes Stadium in Paris. Leaving the army with the rank of major, he returned home and became an industrial engineer.

Personal Best: HT – 172-4 (52.53) (1912)

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 3 48.17
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round NP NM
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 foul
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 foul
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 3 foul
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 48.17
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 48.17
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 48.17
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 foul
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul