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Austin Menaul

Full name: James Austin Menaul
Gender: Male
Height: 14-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: March 26, 1888 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 17, 1975 in Menlo Park, California, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Austin Menaul of the University of Chicago and the Chicago AA qualified for the 1912 Olympic team in the pentathlon and decathlon. He made the team based on winning the Central Olympic Trial in Chicago (over Avery Brundage). The event was scored on point-for-place scoring, but years later, decathlon expert Frank Zarnowski unearthed Menaul’s event scores and determined that he had set one of the very early world records in the decathlon. Menaul fought in World War I with an infantry corps in France. He returned to Chicago and began a career as a livestock buyer with Swift and Company, with whom he worked until his retirement in 1951.

Personal Bests: SP – 13.55i (44-5½i) (1912); Decathlon – 5,867 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pentathlon United States USA 5

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P(1912AT) P(1985T) D AO T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 5 30 3,378.210 3.225
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Long jump 11 6.40 8
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Javelin throw 20 35.85 12
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States 200 metres 2T 2 23.0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States 200 metres Heat Seven 1 23.0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Discus throw 6 31.38
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States 1,500 metres 2 4:49.6
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