George Davies (athlete)

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George Davies
George Davies 1961.jpg
Davies in 1961
Personal information
Born (1940-11-19) November 19, 1940 (age 78)[1]
Event(s)Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)4.83 m (1961)[1]

George Davies (born November 19, 1940) is an American retired pole vaulter and a former world record holder. He set his record on May 20, 1961 in Boulder, Colorado, jumping 4.83 m (15 ft 10.2 in).[1] He was the first pole vaulter to break a world record with a fiberglass pole.[2]


  1. ^ a b c George Davies.
  2. ^ John Pennel. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Preceded by
United States Don Bragg
Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
May 20, 1961 – March 31, 1962
Succeeded by
United States John Uelses