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Howard Ford

Full name: Howard Ford
Gender: Male
Born: December 18, 1905 in Hawarden, Flintshire, Great Britain
Died: March 28, 1986 in St. James's, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After representing Cambridge at skiing and as a shot putter (1927-28), Howard Ford placed second in the first-ever AAA decathlon in 1928 but failed to finish the Olympic event later in the year. He won the AAA pole vault in 1929 and at the 1930 British Empire games he won a silver medal in the pole vault, placed fifth in the shot, and sixth in the discus. He was the RAF Champion in both the pole vault and the shot and his discus best, set in Hungary in 1928, eluded statisticians for many years. Ford enjoyed a distinguished RAF career, reaching the rank of Air Vice Marshal two years before his retirement in 1962. He was awarded the CBV (1959), CBE (1954), and AFC (1944).

Personal Bests: PV – 3.73 (12-3) (1931); SP – 13.21 (43-4¼) (1933); DT – 39.74 (130-4½) (1928); Decathlon – 4,854 (85 Tables) (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Decathlon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912BT) P(1985T) D H
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain 100 metres 37 12.8 476.4 461
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain 100 metres Heat Thirteen 3 12.8 476.4 461
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Long jump 26 625.15 602 6.07
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Shot put 11T 677 613 12.11
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain High jump 28T 538 464 1.60
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain 400 metres 33 59.8 563.84 415
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles 32 20.6 468 286
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 20 529.18 520 32.82
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Pole vault 16T 541 381 3.10
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