Jack Daniels

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJack Tupper•Daniels
Used nameJack•Daniels
Born26 April 1933 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Jack Daniels is one of the three U.S. pentathletes to win two Olympic medals, both in the team event. In 1956 he finished 13th individually based on the strength of a second in riding. In 1960 he was eighth individually with a third place in swimming. Daniels won the 1958 National Championships, was second in that event in 1957 and 1962, and third in 1960. He had a career in the Army but became an exercise physiologist and has been known for assisting with the training of many high caliber athletes. He later also became a well-known coach at SUNY Cortland.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon USA Jack Daniels
Individual, Men (Olympic) 13
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon USA Jack Daniels
Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze