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Bob Seagren

Full name: Robert Lloyd "Bob" Seagren
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 17, 1946 in Pomona, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic medals, Bob Seagren was the Pan American Games champion in 1967 and, indoors and outdoors, he won a total of six AAU and four NCAA titles. He also broke the world outdoor record six times, finishing up with a vault of 18-5¾ (5.63) at the 1972 Final Trials, but in München he was handicapped by a last minute IAAF ruling which forced him to change his pole and he failed to retain his Olympic title. He was equally prolific as a record breaker on the indoor circuit and broke the indoor record eight times between 1966 and 1969. Seagren graduated from USC in 1969 and, after his outstanding amateur career, turned professional and won the first U.S. Superstars competition in 1973 and the first World Superstars title in 1977. He has since worked as an actor, but later was an executive with a major running shoe company.

Personal Bests\: 880y – 2:00.5 (1967); 440yH – 52.3 (1969); PV – 18-5¾ (5.63) (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1 Gold OR
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 5.40 1 2 6
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 4.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 4.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.05 metres 1T o 0 0 1 5.05
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres 6T p 0 0 1 5.05
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.15 metres 9T p 0 0 1 5.05
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.20 metres 5T =OR xo 1 1 3 5.20
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.25 metres 6T p 1 1 3 5.20
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.30 metres 1T OR o 0 1 4 5.30
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.35 metres 5 p 0 1 4 5.30
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 1 OR xo 1 2 6 5.40
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Round 5.45 metres 1 xxx 1 2 6 5.40
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round 13 QU 4.90 1 1 2
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 9 4.90 1 1 2
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.70 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.75 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.85 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.90 metres 9 xo 1 1 2 4.90
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 2 =OR 5.40 2 2 5
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.20 metres 1 o 0 0 1 5.20
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.30 metres 3 p 0 0 1 5.20
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.35 metres 1 o 0 0 2 5.35
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 2 =OR xxo 2 2 5 5.40
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.45 metres 2 xxx 2 2 5 5.40
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6T QU 5.10 1 1 2
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4 5.10 1 1 2
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.10 metres 4 xo 1 1 2 5.10
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