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Ben Hedges

Full name: Benjamin Van Doren "Ben" Hedges, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 8, 1907 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 31, 1969 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Prior to graduating from Princeton in 1930, Ben Hedges won the IC4A high jump in 1929. With his second place in the 1928 high jump, Hedges is the last Princetonian to have won an Olympic track & field medal. In 1931, Hedges joined Bankers Trust Co. as a personnel administrator and later became executive vice-president of the Big Brother Movement. He was also a war hero, winning 13 Battle Stars and receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for his work in the Pacific as an air combat intelligence officer.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.981 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 2 Silver

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 2 1.91
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.83