Charles Richards (pentathlete)

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Charles Richards
Charles Richards pentathlete 1970.jpg
Richards in 1970
Personal information
Born (1945-03-19) March 19, 1945 (age 72)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon
Club U.S. Army

Charles Leonard Richards (born March 19, 1945) is a retired American modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics and placed ninth individually and fourth with the team.[1]

A graduate of Indiana University where he was a two-time All-American, Richards later moved to Portland, Oregon where he opened a health club, the Cornell Court Club (later renamed the Sunset Athletic Club) in 1977.[2][3] In 2009, Richards was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for his advocacy of sports, fitness, and the Hall of Fame itself.[2]


  1. ^ "Charles Richards Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Chuck Richards - Special Contributor". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sunset Athletic Club". The Cedar Mill News. December 2005. Retrieved August 29, 2012.