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Bob Van Osdel

Full name: Robert Logan "Bob" Van Osdel
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 1, 1910 in Selma, California, United States
Died: April 6, 1987 in West Hollywood, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The University of Southern California claimed the first two places in the 1932 Olympics high jump as Duncan McNaughton took the gold medal for Canada and his fellow Trojan, Bob Van Osdel, finished second. Van Osdel also tied with Bill O'Connor of Columbia for the 1932 IC4A title, and later in the season he was in a three-way tie for first place at the AAU. He reached his career best in 1930 when, as a 19-year-old, he cleared 6-7¼ (2.01) for USC in a dual meet with Occidental, a mark which topped the world ranking lists that year.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.013 (1930).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 2 Silver

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 2 1.97
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP xo
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.94 metres NP xo
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.97 metres NP o
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres NP xxx