Sabin Carr

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Sabin Carr
Sabin Carr (1904 - 1983) (14592469054) (cropped).jpg
Sabin Carr
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Pole vault

Sabin William Carr (September 4, 1904 in Dubuque, Iowa – September 12, 1983 in Santa Barbara, California) was an American athlete who competed in the men's pole vault. He competed in Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and won gold.
In 1927, Sabin Carr set new indoor and outdoor world records. In early February he took the indoor record up to 13-7⅛ (4.14), which he improved one week later to 13-9¼ (4.19). In May, at the IC4A outdoor, he became the first man to clear 14 feet (4.27), then in 1928, at the AAU indoor, he vaulted 14-1 (4.29) to become the first to clear 14 feet indoors. In 1928, Carr lost his world outdoor record to the 1924 Olympic champion, Lee Barnes, but at the Olympics, Carr got his revenge – he took the gold medal, with Barnes finishing fifth. Carr, a Yale graduate, had a fine record in major championships, winning the AAU indoor twice, the IC4A outdoor three times, and the IC4A indoor twice. Oddly he never placed better than third at the AAU outdoor meet. Carr eventually went into the lumber business in Oakland, California, and became president of the Sterling Lumber Co.

Preceded by
Norway Charles Hoff
Men's Pole Vault World Record Holder
May 27, 1927 – April 28, 1928
Succeeded by
United States Lee Barnes