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Frank Loomis

Full name: Frank Farmer Loomis, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Born: August 22, 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 4, 1971 in New Port Richey, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While a senior at Oregon High School in Illinois, Frank Loomis equalled the national interscholastic record of 24.2 for the 220y hurdles and after joining the Chicago AA he won the AAU title over this distance in 1917 and 1918. After winning the 440y hurdles at the Western Olympic Trials in a new world record of 54.2, John Norton looked a likely winner of the Olympic title, but Loomis beat him at the AAU and confirmed his superiority with a comfortable win over Norton at the Olympics with a new world record of 54.0. Frank’s brother, Jo Gilbert Loomis, was a talented high jumper, who also made the 1920 Olympic team as an alternate on the sprint squad.

Personal Best: 400H – 54.0 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 1 WR 54.0 3
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 55.4
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 55.8
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