Robert Eugene "Bob" Richards, A. A. U. Pole Vault Champion
Olympic Record Holder, 14 Ft., 11.14 Inches
Published by the Signal Press - Evanston, Illinois
A little history: Richards was the first athlete to appear on the front of the Wheaties Box. He made 3 Olympic teams in 2 events. He won 20 national AAU titles, 17 in the pole vault. Won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1952 & 1956 and is the only 2 time gold medal winner in the pole vault. Was inducted in the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983. He is a reverand, is nicknamed the Vaulting Vicar, and ran for President in 1984.
Condition: edge and corner wear, creasing. Back is blank & unused with some tiny dark spots. Item measures 6" x 3".
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