David Roberts (athlete)

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David Roberts
Personal information
Born July 23, 1951 (1951-07-23) (age 65)
Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.

David Luther "Dave" Roberts (born July 23, 1951) is an American former athlete who mainly competed in the men's pole vault event. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

A 1974 graduate of Rice University, he competed for the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada where he won the bronze medal in the men's pole vault event.

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Records
Preceded by
United States Bob Seagren
Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
March 28, 1975 – May 29, 1976
Succeeded by
United States Earl Bell
Preceded by
United States Earl Bell
Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
June 22, 1976 – May 11, 1980
Succeeded by
Poland Władysław Kozakiewicz
Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Steve Smith
Men's Pole Vault Best Year Performance
1975 – 1976
Succeeded by
Poland Władysław Kozakiewicz