Richards was a minister in California, when he qualified himself in the Stabhochsprung for the olympic plays 1952 in Helsinki, therefore comes its pointed name “jumping Vikar”. Already four years before, at that time still student, he had won the bronze medal with the olympic plays in London. In Helsinki there was the gold medal with 4.55 meters jumped over height even. This success could it four years later with the plays in Melbourne repeat. Richards is thereby the only Stabhochspringer, that twice olympia gold to achieve could and also the only Stabhochspringer, who won three medals in this discipline with olympic plays. 1956 it participated also in the ten-fight , could not intervene however not in the fight for the medals and became 13. with 7313 points.
1983 Richards to “resound to OF Fame” the US olympia participant taken up.
1896: William Welles Hoyt | 1900: Irving Baxter | 1904: Charles Dvorak | 1908: Edward Cooke and Alfred Gilbert | 1912: Harry Babcock | 1920: Franc Foss | 1924: Lee Barnes | 1928: Sabin Carr | 1932: William Miller | 1936: Earle Meadows | 1948: Guinn Smith | 1952: Robert Richards | 1956: Robert Richards | 1960: Donald Bragg | 1964: Fred Hansen | 1968: Bob Seagren | 1972: Wolfgang north TIG | 1976: Tadeusz Ślusarski | 1980: Władysław Kozakiewicz | 1984: Pierre Quinon | 1988: Serhij Bubka | 1992: Maxim Tarassow | 1996: Jean Galfione | 2000: Nod Hysong | 2004: Timothy Mack
|NAME||Richards, Robert (Eugene)|
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||the vaulting Vicar|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US-American athlete and minister|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20. February 1920|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Champaign, Illinois, the USA|