Mar 03, 2023
By Andy Johnson
He was just another American pole vaulter until he won two Olympic gold medals at the 1950s and then found greater fame as the first athlete to grace a Wheaties cereal box.
Bob Richards was also an ordained minister known as the “Vaualting Vicar” and enjoyed a successful career as a motivational speaker
Richard’s daughter confirmed his passing at his home in Waco, Texas at the age of 97.
No cause of death was released.
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