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Frank Murphy

Full name: Frank Dwyer Murphy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: September 21, 1889 in East Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 11, 1980 in Urbana, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Frank Murphy of the University of Illinois, was awarded a bronze medal in the 1912 pole vault although he only placed fourth. Frank Nelson and Marc Wright were tied for second place at 12-7½ (3.85) and the three athletes who cleared 12-5½ (3.79) were each awarded a bronze medal although they were beaten by three other athletes. After graduating from Illinois, Murphy was business manager of the Illinois Athletic Association from 1922-27 and then began a career in life insurance in Urbana, Illinois, which he did until his retirement. He spent much of his retirement in a wheelchair, the result of a spinal injury.

Personal Best: PV – 3.81 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 3T Bronze OR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3T OR 3.80
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.65 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.75 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.85 metres 3T xxx
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.65
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 3.65
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.20 metres NP o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.40 metres NP o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.50 metres NP o
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.60 metres NP xxo
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 3.65 metres NP o
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