DUTCH WARMERDAM

Game 153 | July 19, 1967 | Dutch Warmerdam, Bill Toomey
Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam was a long-time pole vault world record holder who is considered to be among the greatest vaulters of all time. Working with a bamboo pole, he was the first to clear 15 feet and held the world record from 1940-1957. Toomey was the top American Decathlete in the 1960s and won the gold medal in that event in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.


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