|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Henry Stoddard "Harry"•Babcock|
|Born||15 December 1890 in Pelham Manor, New York (USA)|
|Died||5 June 1965 in Norwalk, Connecticut (USA)|
|Measurements||188 cm / 75 kg|
|Affiliations||NYAC, New York (USA)|
Harry Babcock began his career as a long jumper, placing third at the IC4As in 1909. He won the AAU pole vault in 1910 and 1912 and the IC4A title in 1911. Marc Wright set a new world record of 13-2¼ (4.02) at the 1912 Olympic Trials, but in Stockholm, Babcock was always in command. Frank Nelson, Wright, and Babcock were the only competitors to clear 12-7½ (3.85) and Babcock was the only one over when the bar was raised to 12-9¼ (3.89). He then went on to clear 12-11½ (3.95) before failing three times at a new world record height of 13-3¾ (4.06). Babcock graduated from Columbia in 1912 with an engineering degree, but spent most of his business life as a salesman with a lumber company in Irvington, New York.
Personal Best: 12-11½ (3.95) (1912).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Harry Babcock|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||1||Gold|
|Triple Jump, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Pentathlon, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Decathlon, Men (Olympic)||AC|