Bob King (athlete)

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Bob King
Robert Wade King.jpg
Bob King at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
BornJune 20, 1906
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedJuly 29, 1965 (aged 59)
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
SportHigh jump
ClubStanford Cardinal

Robert Wade "Bob" King (June 20, 1906 – July 29, 1965) was an American athlete, who won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1928 Summer Olympics with a jump of 1.93 m. His personal best was 1.997 m, achieved earlier that year. After graduating from Stanford University, King studied in a medical school and later became a prominent obstetrician.[1]


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