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Bob Clark

Full name: Robert Hyatt "Bob" Clark
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 28, 1913 in Covina, California, United States
Died: May 13, 1976 in Arcadia, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Bob Clark's success as a decathlete was built on an outstanding talent as a long jumper. Apart from winning the AAU decathlon in 1934 and 1935, he won the IC4A long jump for Cal/Berkeley in 1934 and, in the 1936 AAU decathlon, jumped 25-11¼ (7.90). This was the sixth best mark of all time. At the Berlin Olympics, Clark finished sixth in the individual long jump but another fine effort of 25-0 (7.62) in the decathlon enabled him to lead ultimate winner, Glenn Morris, by two points at the end of the first day. Clark eventually finished second with 7,601 points, a mark that had been bettered to that time by only Morris and Hans-Heinrich Sievert of Germany.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.91 (1936); Dec – 7063 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 6
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 6 7.67w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 7.60w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 7.54w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 7.60w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 5 7.67w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 7.57w
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1934T) P(1985T) T D H
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Standings 2 7,601 7.063
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 100 metres 1 OB 872 830 10.9
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Five 1 872 830 10.9
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Long jump 1 OB 977 965 7.62
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 7.62
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP foul
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 7.36
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Shot put 13T 685 648 12.68
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 12.68
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 12.67
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 12.44
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States High jump 5T 786 627 1.80
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 400 metres 2 874 808 50.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Thre 1 874 808 50.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 4 818 740 15.7
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Six 1 818 739 15.7
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Discus throw 6 693 652 39.39
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP 39.39
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP 38.07
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP 37.38
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Pole vault 4T 775 535 3.70
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Javelin throw 13 608 605 51.12
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 1,500 metres 7 513 653 4:44.4
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 2 513 653 4:44.4