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Frank Foss

Full name: Frank Kent Foss
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 9, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5, 1989 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Frank Foss of Cornell and the Chicago AA was the first man to win an Olympic pole vault gold medal with a new world record. At Antwerp he cleared 13-5 (4.09) to beat the unofficial world record of 13-3½ (4.05), which Foss had himself set the previous year. Foss also shared the 1915 IC4A title, won it outright in 1916, and was AAU champion in both 1919 and 1920.

Personal Bests: PV – 13-5 (4.09) (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 1 WR 4.09
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Round 1 WR 4.09
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 3.60