Frank Dwyer MURPHY

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1889
Olympic Results

Biography

Frank Dwyer MURPHY

Frank Murphy of the University of Illinois, was awarded a bronze medal in the 1912 pole vault although he only placed fourth. Frank Nelson and Marc Wright were tied for second place at 12-7½ (3.85) and the three athletes who cleared 12-5½ (3.79) were each awarded a bronze medal although they were beaten by three other athletes. After graduating from Illinois, Murphy was business manager of the Illinois Athletic Association from 1922-27 and then began a career in life insurance in Urbana, Illinois, which he did until his retirement. He spent much of his retirement in a wheelchair, the result of a spinal injury.

Personal Best: PV – 3.81 (1912).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

B
Pole Vault
Pole Vault Athletics

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