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Robert Howard

Full name: Robert R. Howard
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 26, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 8, 2004 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Robert Howard competed twice at the Olympics in the triple jump, after starring in that event for the University of Arkansas. He was NCAA Champion in 1996, 97, and 98. He was US Champion and won the Olympic Trials in 2000. Howard later attended medical school, and then began a residency in neurosurgery. In 2004, he committed suicide by jumping out a dormitory window at the University of Arkansas. Police had been called but could not prevent him from jumping, and it was then found that his wife had been stabbed and murdered, and it was suspected that Howard had done that prior to his own death.

Personal Best: TJ – 17.19 (1996).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 8
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 7

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round 8 16.90
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 16.72
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 8 16.83 16.83
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 7 16.90 16.90
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 7 foul 16.90
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 7 16.44 16.90
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.52
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QC 16.92
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4 16.92
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 16.83
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 16.76 16.83
1996 Summer 20 Atlanta Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 16.92
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round 7 17.05
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 6 17.05 17.05
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 6 16.59 17.05
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 7 foul 17.05
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 7 16.75 17.05
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.77
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9T QC 16.93 NM
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 5T 16.93 NM
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5T 16.93 16.93 NM
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul