Harry Babcock

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For the professional football player, see Harry Babcock (American football). For the American astronomer, see Harold D. Babcock.
Harry Babcock
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Harry Babcock at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born December 15, 1890
Pelham Manor, New York, United States
Died June 15, 1965 (aged 74)
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Pole vault
Club NYAC, New York

Henry Stoddard "Harry" Babcock (December 15, 1890 – June 15, 1965) was an American pole vaulter who won the gold medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics, setting an Olympic record at 3.95 meters.[1]

Babcock started as a long jumper, and only around 1910 changed to the pole vault. He graduated in engineering from Columbia University in 1912, and later worked as a salesman with a lumber company in Irvington, New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b Harry Babcock. sports-reference.com

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