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Joe Faust

Full name: Joseph Patrick "Joe" Faust
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 21, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Joe Faust attended Occidental College at the time of the 1960 Olympics, but never placed in the top eight at the NCAAs. He made the 1960 US Olympic team by placing second to [John Thomas]. At the AAU Championships, Joe Faust finished second in the 1960 high jump and was third in 1963. Faust was world-ranked in the top 10 from 1960-63, with a high ranking of #2 in 1962. He was in the American top 10 the same years, ranking #1 in 1962, #3 in 1960, #4 in 1961, and #5 in 1963.

Faust later had an interesting life. He became very involved in hang gliding, founding the Kite Information and Technology Exchange Society of America (K.I.T.E.S.A.), Self-Soar Association (S-SA), the United States Hang Glider Association (with Bob Luthardt), EnergyKiteSystems, and co-founding the Airborne Wind Energy Industry Association (AWEIA). He became publisher of Low & Slow magazine, Hang Glider Weekly, Hang Glider Business Weekly, Hang Glider Magazine, and Lift e-zine. In May 2015 Faust co-founded Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society. In 1975 he was featured in a “60 Minutes” episode about hang gliding, in which he was interviewed by Mike Wallace. He supported himself during the 1960s and 1970s by working intermittently at McDonnell-Douglas in Santa Monica.

Faust eventually returned to college – he did not graduate from Occidental – and earned a degree in pure mathematics from Cal State LA in 1988. He then became an instructor in mathematics as Cal State LA, and then taught math in middle school in the Los Angeles School District.

Personal Bests: HJ – 2.16 (7-1¼) (1962).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 17

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 17 1.95 0 0 2
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 1.95 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.95
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres 17 xxx 0 0 2 1.95
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 15T QU 2.00 1 1 4
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.95 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.95
1960 Summer 17 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 15T xo 1 1 4 2.00
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