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KSDK NewsChannel 5   on the death of Meteorologist Bob Richards   1994
KSDK NewsChannel 5 on the death of Meteorologist Bob Richards 1994
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: Entertainment Television
KSDK Weatherman Bob Richards Suicide-March 24, 1994
KSDK Weatherman Bob Richards Suicide-March 24, 1994
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: JCCorcoran
Bob Richards Addresses Crowd at Zero G Elite PV 2015
Bob Richards Addresses Crowd at Zero G Elite PV 2015
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: TTFCAv
Bob Richards Interview for Vaulter Magazine 2013
Bob Richards Interview for Vaulter Magazine 2013
Published: 2013/03/19
Channel: Vaulter Magazine
BOB RICHARDS USA POLE VAULT 4.60m
BOB RICHARDS USA POLE VAULT 4.60m
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: ATHLETICJUMPS
Man - Bob Richards Bananas Drum Solo
Man - Bob Richards Bananas Drum Solo
Published: 2008/05/27
Channel: EffigyMusicDVD
Real Life Tekken - Tricking with BOB RICHARDS [Eric Jacobus]
Real Life Tekken - Tricking with BOB RICHARDS [Eric Jacobus]
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Eric Jacobus
WHEATIES Cereal Bob Richards Tv Commercial
WHEATIES Cereal Bob Richards Tv Commercial
Published: 2011/02/16
Channel: RetroGoop
Bob Richards 1952 Olympics
Bob Richards 1952 Olympics
Published: 2008/07/04
Channel: urheilupress
Tekken 6 - Arena Mode - Bob Richards
Tekken 6 - Arena Mode - Bob Richards
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: SenpaiGaming
Premier Drum Co | Bob Richards
Premier Drum Co | Bob Richards
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: Premier Drum Co
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards 'Rock Or Bust'
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: flipmyflipper
How to Launch a Space Startup with Dr. Bob Richards
How to Launch a Space Startup with Dr. Bob Richards
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Founder Institute
Moon Express 2017 - A Private Lunar Mission Enabling Science & Commerce -  Bob Richards (SETI Talks)
Moon Express 2017 - A Private Lunar Mission Enabling Science & Commerce - Bob Richards (SETI Talks)
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: SETI Institute
Trending Now: THE #MOON | Bob Richards | TEDxSonomaCounty
Trending Now: THE #MOON | Bob Richards | TEDxSonomaCounty
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: TEDx Talks
An Interview with Bob Richards, Moon Express Inc. founder and CEO
An Interview with Bob Richards, Moon Express Inc. founder and CEO
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: NASAKennedy
Bob Richards Drum Solo 2014 Hard Rock Hell
Bob Richards Drum Solo 2014 Hard Rock Hell
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Bob Richards
Deputy PM of Bermuda Bob Richards - BBC Newsnight
Deputy PM of Bermuda Bob Richards - BBC Newsnight
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: BBC Newsnight
1963 Bob Richards Olympic champion Wheaties commercial
1963 Bob Richards Olympic champion Wheaties commercial
Published: 2012/11/01
Channel: TV TOY MEMORIES
Bob Richards, Moon Express CEO: Long-term biz plan: transport resources frm moon; clean fuel source
Bob Richards, Moon Express CEO: Long-term biz plan: transport resources frm moon; clean fuel source
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: This Week In Startups
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ending HD
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ending HD
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: onirockman
KSDK weather forecast by Bob Richards - (1988)
KSDK weather forecast by Bob Richards - (1988)
Published: 2010/05/03
Channel: Jimmy Smith
Robert "BOB" Richards - All Cinematic Endings in TEKKEN Series (2007-2017)
Robert "BOB" Richards - All Cinematic Endings in TEKKEN Series (2007-2017)
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: sadece KAAN
HELSINKI 1952 Pole Vault [Bob  Richards] Amateur Footage
HELSINKI 1952 Pole Vault [Bob Richards] Amateur Footage
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
Moon Express (Bob Richards) - Space Mining
Moon Express (Bob Richards) - Space Mining
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: ESPIfilm
Tekken - Evolution Of Bob Richards 2007 - 2017
Tekken - Evolution Of Bob Richards 2007 - 2017
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: LeeSoExcellent
Tekken Tag Tournament 2; Bob Richards, All Holds & Tag Throws
Tekken Tag Tournament 2; Bob Richards, All Holds & Tag Throws
Published: 2015/05/17
Channel: AbidingGamer
Bob Richards Explains What The Moon Is Made Of
Bob Richards Explains What The Moon Is Made Of
Published: 2014/02/26
Channel: Strombo
E669: Moon Express
E669: Moon Express' Bob Richards: Being 1st private co. to get permission to go beyond earth's orbit
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: This Week In Startups
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards 'Hells Bells'
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: flipmyflipper
World class pole vaulter Bob Richards
World class pole vaulter Bob Richards
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: Matt Hatfield
Bob Richards - Ace Trucking Company: Moon Division
Bob Richards - Ace Trucking Company: Moon Division
Published: 2017/01/05
Channel: ideacity
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ghost Battle#2 HD
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ghost Battle#2 HD
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: onirockman
What is Bob Richards Hiding?
What is Bob Richards Hiding?
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: Keep Our Airport Bemudian
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ghost Battle#3 HD
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Ghost Battle#3 HD
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: onirockman
Harlem Shake - Bob Richards Nissan Video
Harlem Shake - Bob Richards Nissan Video
Published: 2013/03/15
Channel: Bob Richards Nissan
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Story Mode HD
Tekken 6 Bob Richards Story Mode HD
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: onirockman
Bob Richards On The Airport Redevelopment Project
Bob Richards On The Airport Redevelopment Project
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Royal Gazette
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Bob Richards Ending HD
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Bob Richards Ending HD
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: onirockman
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards
AC/DC UK featuring Bob Richards 'Play Ball'
Published: 2015/09/20
Channel: flipmyflipper
The People of NewSpace: Bob Richards - Pioneering the Lunar Frontier
The People of NewSpace: Bob Richards - Pioneering the Lunar Frontier
Published: 2013/06/15
Channel: MoonandbackGuy
Design Night: Found in Space, talk by Dr. Bob Richards
Design Night: Found in Space, talk by Dr. Bob Richards
Published: 2014/04/23
Channel: Autodesk
Bob Richards, Dr. Andy Aldrin & Buzz Aldrin - Moon Express Update
Bob Richards, Dr. Andy Aldrin & Buzz Aldrin - Moon Express Update
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: ideacity
ISU 25th Anniversary - Peter Diamandis & Bob Richards - 12 April 2012
ISU 25th Anniversary - Peter Diamandis & Bob Richards - 12 April 2012
Published: 2012/04/12
Channel: Bob Richards
Bob
Bob's Pledge at Bob Richards Toyota
Published: 2015/01/12
Channel: Bob Richards Toyota
Weatherman Bob Richards - 1987
Weatherman Bob Richards - 1987
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: hayyoodotcom
Bob Richards Interviewed by Adrian Brown (SETICon 2012)
Bob Richards Interviewed by Adrian Brown (SETICon 2012)
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: SETI Institute
Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express, partnered w/ @NASA to build H2O2-powered robotic moon-lander
Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express, partnered w/ @NASA to build H2O2-powered robotic moon-lander
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: This Week In Startups
NewSpace Trends - Bob Richards
NewSpace Trends - Bob Richards
Published: 2012/03/29
Channel: Moon Express
The Pine River Song by Bob Richards
The Pine River Song by Bob Richards
Published: 2010/04/12
Channel: Tami Richards
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Bob Richards
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Personal details
Born (1926-02-20) February 20, 1926 (age 91)
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Populist (1984–1996)
American Freedom (2010–
present)
Alma mater University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign
Sports career
Sport Pole vault, decathlon
Club LAAC, Los Angeles

Robert Eugene "Bob" Richards (born February 20, 1926) is an American athlete who made three U.S. Olympic Teams in two events: the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Summer Olympics as a pole vaulter and as a decathlete in 1956.[1][2]

In the United States presidential election, 1984 Richards ran for President of the United States on the newly formed far-right Populist Party ticket.[3] He and running mate Maureen Salaman earned 66,324 votes. Four years later, that same party ran white nationalist David Duke for president.

Biography[edit]

Richards was the second man to pole vault 15 ft (4.57 m). While a student at the University of Illinois, Richards tied for the national collegiate pole vault title and followed that with 20 national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) titles, including 17 in the pole vault and three in the decathlon.[4][5][6] The first man to clear 15 feet was Dutch Warmerdam, who set the world record of 4.77 m (15 ft 734 in) in 1942, long before Richards came into his prime. While Richards was the dominant vaulter of his time, he never achieved the world record.

Richards later became involved in promoting physical fitness and continued to vault in his later years. He was the first athlete to appear on the front of Wheaties cereal boxes in 1958 (though not the first depicted on all parts of the packaging), and also was the first Wheaties spokesman, setting up the Wheaties Sports Federation, which encouraged participation in Olympic sports.[7] Richards had four sons who were also pole vaulters: Brandon, held the national high school record at 18'2" for fourteen years from 1985;[8] Tom won the CIF California State Meet in 1988; Bob, Junior was second in the same meet in 1968[9] and later ranked #7 in the USA in 1973.[10]

Ordained in 1946 as a minister in the Church of the Brethren (which led to his being nicknamed the "Vaulting Vicar" or the "Pole Vaulting Parson"). He is the only male two-time Olympic gold medal winner in the pole vault (1952 and 1956), thus also the only man to defend his Olympic title. He also won a bronze medal in 1948, so he won three Olympic medals in the pole vault. All of his feats were equalled by female pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, completed in 2012. He also was 13th in the 1956 decathlon. He was elected to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983 and the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975.[11] As he aged, Richards continued participating in Track and Field in a variety of events, particularly throwing events. He was one of the first regular participants in the origins of what now has become Masters athletics.[12]

Richards and his wife now operate the Olympian Ranch in Gordon, Texas,[2] breeding miniature horses. In 1957 the actor Hal Stalmaster played Richards as a teenager in an episode of the ABC anthology series Cavalcade of America.[13]

Awards[edit]

Richards was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State's highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2000 in the area of Sports.[14] Richards is referenced in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Survive and Advance", for the impact he had on former N.C. State coach Jim Valvano. Valvano cites hearing Richards speak when he was a teen and the motivational messages he implored. He was inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2017.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Richards. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Olympian Ranch – About us Archived January 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. olympianranch.com
  3. ^ "746 F. 2d 656 – Populist Party v. Herschler". OpenJurist. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ THE REV. BOB RICHARDS POLE VAULT-DECATHLON (Inducted 1975). USATF
  5. ^ USA Indoor Track & Field Champions. Men's Pole Vault. USATF
  6. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions. Men's Decathlon. USATF
  7. ^ "Wheaties – The Breakfast of Champions" (PDF). General Mills. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  8. ^ High School Pole Vault Records. polevaultpower.com
  9. ^ "California State Meet Results – 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ All-Time U.S. Rankings — Men’s Pole Vault. trackandfieldnews.com
  11. ^ "National Track and Field Hall of Fame". USA Track & Field. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Masters International Track Team Newsletter – European Report November 1971" (PDF). masterhistory.org. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hal Stalmaster". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Laureates by Year – The Lincoln Academy of Illinois". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  15. ^ http://ttfca2.wixsite.com/txtfhalloffame/inductees
Party political offices
New political party Populist nominee for President of the United States
1984
Succeeded by
David Duke

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