Bob Clark's success as a decathlete was built on an outstanding talent as a long jumper. Apart from winning the AAU decathlon in 1934 and 1935, he won the IC4A long jump for Cal/Berkeley in 1934 and, in the 1936 AAU decathlon, jumped 25-11¼ (7.90). This was the sixth best mark of all time. At the Berlin Olympics, Clark finished sixth in the individual long jump but another fine effort of 25-0 (7.62) in the decathlon enabled him to lead ultimate winner, Glenn Morris, by two points at the end of the first day. Clark eventually finished second with 7,601 points, a mark that had been bettered to that time by only Morris and Hans-Heinrich Sievert of Germany.
Personal Bests: LJ – 7.91 (1936); Dec – 7063 (1936).
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