Bob King
Bob King at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
BornJune 20, 1906
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedJuly 29, 1965 (aged 59)
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
SportHigh jump
ClubStanford Cardinal
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam High jump

Robert Wade King (June 20, 1906 – July 29, 1965) was an American athlete, who won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1928 Summer Olympics with a jump of 1.93 m. His personal best was 1.997 m, achieved earlier that year. After graduating from Stanford University, King studied in a medical school and later became a prominent obstetrician.[1]


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