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Art Barnard

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur "Art"•Barnard
Used nameArt•Barnard
Born10 March 1929 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Died1 May 2018 in La Jolla, California (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA) / US Navy, (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Competing in an era dominated by such great hurdlers as Jack Davis, Harrison Dillard, and Dick Attlesey, Art Barnard never really came close to winning a major championship. His highest placing was third in the 1951 NCAA while attending Southern Cal. After finishing fifth at the 1952 AAUs he surprisingly improved to third place at the Olympic Trials, beating both Anderson and Dixon, who had finished ahead of him at the AAUs. In Helsinki, after a poor start, he finished third behind Harrison Dillard and Jack Davis. Barnard was ranked in the world top 10 for the high hurdles each year from 1950-53.

Personal Best: 110H – 14.1y (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics 110 metres Hurdles, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing United States