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Frank Nelson

Full name: Frank Thayer Nelson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: May 22, 1887 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: July 16, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Harvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1909 Frank Nelson and Charles Campbell of Yale tied for first place at 12-4 (3.76) in the dual meet with Harvard and were the top-ranked vaulters in the world that year. Nelson lost to Campbell at the 1909 IC4A but he won the title in 1910 when he beat yet another fine Yale vaulter, Robert Gardner, who went on to set a world record in 1912 as well as win the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship three times. Gardner failed to make the Olympic team but the first three places in Stockholm still went to the Ivy League. Harry Babcock (Columbia) took the gold medal, and Marc Wright (Dartmouth) and Frank Nelson tied for second.

Nelson also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Best: PV – 12-7½ (3.85) (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 2T Silver OR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 2T OR 3.85
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.65 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.75 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.80 metres 1T OR o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.85 metres 1T =OR xo
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3.95 metres 2T xxx
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.65
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1T 3.65
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.00 metres NP o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.50 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.60 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3.65 metres 1T xo
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