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Fred Hansen

Full name: Frederick Morgan "Fred" Hansen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 29, 1940 in Cuero, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Rice Owls, Houston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

On 5 June 1964, Fred Hansen of Rice became the first man to ever clear 17 feet in the pole vault. His winning height that day in Houston was actually 17-1 (5.20) and eight days later at the San Diego Invitational he raised the record to 17-2 (5.23). He then won the AAU title at 17-0 (5.18) and in July, in the match against the USSR in Los Angeles, he pushed the world record up to 17-4 (5.28) and rounded off a memorable season by taking the Olympic gold medal. Hansen became a practicing dentist in Dallas and later Houston. He was also an accomplished golfer, and played in the match play portion of the 1980 U.S. Amateur golf championship.

Personal Bests: LJ – 23-10 (7.26) (1961); PV – 17-4 (5.28) (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 5.10 2 2 7
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.40 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.70 metres 1T =OR o 0 0 1 4.70
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.80 metres 1T OR o 0 0 2 4.80
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.85 metres 1 OR o 0 0 3 4.85
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.90 metres 6 p 0 0 3 4.85
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 4.95 metres 7 p 0 0 3 4.85
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 5.00 metres 1 OR o 0 0 4 5.00
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 5.05 metres 4 p 0 0 4 5.00
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres 1 OR xxo 2 2 7 5.10
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 4.60 0 0 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.20 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.30 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.40 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.50 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.55 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4.60 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.60
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