Jacobs, Clair : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Jacobs, Clair

Charles S. Jacobs

Sport:
track and field

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:
1908

Medals Received:
bronze

Olympic Info:
A member of the United States track and field team at the 1908 London Olympics, Jacobs competed in the pole vault. During the competition, Jacobs won the bronze medal, with a height of 3.58-meters (11'9"), and tied for the bronze with two other vaulters. He and four other competitors broke the previous Olympic record of 11'6".

Career Highlights:
Jacobs, the Big Ten outdoor champion in 1908, established the world indoor record in the pole vault in February 1909, at 3.73-meters (12'3"); it was the record for over three years.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
unknown


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References:
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)


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