|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1924 Paris||Pole vault|
Barnes attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He competed in Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and won gold, beating fellow American polevaulter Glen Graham, who received silver.
Barnes has the honor of being the only known stunt double for silent film star Buster Keaton during Keaton's independent years of filmmaking. In Keaton's 1927 feature College, Barnes performed a pole vault through an open upper-story window.
|Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
April 28, 1928 – July 16, 1932
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