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Dick Ault

Full name: Richard Francis "Dick" Ault
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: December 10, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 16, 2007 in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Missouri Tigers, Columbia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


The highlight of Dick Ault’s intermediate hurdling career came on 31 August 1949 at the famed Bislett Stadium in Oslo, when he set a 440 yard hurdle world record of 52.2 – although it was far inferior to the metric record. He ran for the University of Missouri and had a second place finish in the intermediates at the 1949 AAU. Ault became a professor of physical education at Westminister College and also coached track, cross-country, swimming, and golf at that school. He was elected a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: 440y – 48.4 (1949); 110H – 15.2 (1949); 400H – 51.4 (1949).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 4

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final 4 52.4 at 1.26 4
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 52.1 at 0.15
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 54.7
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