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Earl Bell

Full name: Earl Holmes Bell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 25, 1955 in Ancón, Panamá, Panama
Affiliations: Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA) / Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Earl Bell had a long career as a pole vaulter. He attended Arkansas State University, winning the NCAA title in 1975-77. Bell was twice US Champion, winning at the 1976 AAU Meet and the 1984 TAC Meet. He also placed third in 1981. In addition to his 1984 Olympic bronze medal, Bell won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games and then returned in 1991 to finish fifth. He was US ranked in the top 10 for 16 consecutive years (1975-90), ranking #1 in 1975, 1981, and 1986-87. He was ranked in the world top 10 eight times during his career, with top rankings of #3 in 1975 and 1987. In May 1976, at the US Track & Field Federation Meet in Wichita, Kansas, Bell set a world record of 5.67 (18-7¼). After he stopped competing, he started Bell Athletics, coaching many national and international caliber pole vaulters.

Personal Best: PV – 5.87 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 6
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 3T Bronze
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 4

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 6 5.45 2 2 5
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.20 metres 1T o 0 0 1 5.20
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.25 metres 6T p 0 0 1 5.20
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.30 metres 9T p 0 0 1 5.20
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.35 metres 1 o 0 0 2 5.35
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 5 p 0 0 2 5.35
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.45 metres 4 xxo 2 2 5 5.45
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.50 metres 6 p 2 2 5 5.45
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Final Round 5.55 metres 6 xxx 2 2 5 5.45
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 5.10 0 0 1
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1T 5.10 0 0 1
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.10 metres 1T o 0 0 1 5.10
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 3T 5.60 0 0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.20 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.30 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 1T o 0 0 5.40
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.45 metres 4T p 0 0 5.40
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.50 metres 1 o 0 0 5.50
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.55 metres 2 p 0 0 5.50
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.60 metres 1T o 0 0 5.60
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.65 metres 2T p 0 0 5.60
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 5.70 metres 3T xxx 0 0 5.60
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 5.45 0 0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1T 5.45 0 0
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.30 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.35 metres 1T o 0 0 5.35
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.40 metres 4T p 0 0 5.35
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.45 metres 1T o 0 0 5.45
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 4 5.70 0 0
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.25 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 1T o 0 0 5.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.50 metres 8T p 0 0 5.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.60 metres 1T o 0 0 5.60
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.65 metres 1T p 0 0 5.60
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.70 metres 1T o 0 0 5.70
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Final Round 5.75 metres 1T xxx 0 0 5.70
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4T QC 5.40 0 0
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4T 5.40 0 0
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.30 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.40 metres 1T o 0 0 5.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.45 metres 2T p 0 0 5.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.50 metres 4T p 0 0 5.40
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.55 metres 4T xpp 0 0 5.40
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