Full name: Frank Kent Foss
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
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