Frank Foss (athlete)

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Frank Foss
Frank Foss at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games
Personal information
Born May 9, 1895
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died April 5, 1989 (aged 93)
Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Club Chicago AA
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 4.09 m (1920)

Frank Kent Foss (May 9, 1895 – April 5, 1989) was an American pole vaulter. He won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics, while breaking his own unofficial world record.

Foss graduated from Cornell University in 1917, where he was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He was the IC4A Champion in 1916 after tying for the first the year before.[1] He was the AAU champion in 1919 and 1920.[2]

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  1. ^ "Frank Foss Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". April 5, 1989. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics – USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions". USATF. Archived from the original on April 21, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 

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