|Olympic medal record|
|Representing the United States|
|1924 Paris||Pole vault|
Barnes attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He competed in Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and won gold, beating fellow American polevaulter Glen Graham, who received silver.
Barnes has the honor of being the only known stunt double for silent film star Buster Keaton during Keaton's independent years of film making. In Keaton's 1927 feature College, Barnes performed a pole vault through an open upper-story window.
- "Lee Barnes". Olympedia. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
- USC OLYMPIANS: 1904-2008, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 13, 2008.
- A Trojan Olympic Miscellany Archived 2012-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, USC web site, accessed October 17, 2013 (The source erroneously credits Barnes with doubling during a running sequence.)
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