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Bob King

Full name: Robert Wade "Bob" King
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: June 20, 1906 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 29, 1965 in Walnut Creek, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In a competition that lasted five hours, Bob King took the 1928 Olympic high jump at 6-4¼ (1.93). This was well below Harold Osborn’s Olympic record, although by clearing 6-6¾ (2.00) earlier in the season, King had shown that he was clearly the best high jumper in the world in 1928. While at Stanford, Bob King won the IC4A high jump in 1926; in 1927 he won the AAU; and in 1928 he won the IC4A, the NCAA, and tied for first place at the AAU. After serving as president of his senior class at Stanford, King went to medical school and later became a well-known obstetrician.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.997 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 1 1.94
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 1T 1.83