|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Frank Kent•Foss|
|Born||9 May 1895 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)|
|Died||5 April 1989 in Hinsdale, Illinois (USA)|
|Measurements||172 cm / 66 kg|
|Affiliations||Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)|
Frank Foss of Cornell and the Chicago AA was the first man to win an Olympic pole vault gold medal with a new world record. At Antwerp he cleared 13-5 (4.09) to beat the unofficial world record of 13-3½ (4.05), which Foss had himself set the previous year. Foss also shared the 1915 IC4A title, won it outright in 1916, and was AAU champion in both 1919 and 1920.
Personal Bests: PV – 13-5 (4.09) (1920).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Frank Foss|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||1||Gold|
|1920 Summer Olympics||20 August 1920||Athletics||Pole Vault, Men||Final Round||4.00! / xxo||1|
|1920 Summer Olympics||20 August 1920||Athletics||Pole Vault, Men||Final Round||4.09 / xxo WR||1|