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Bob Bennett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Earl "Bob"•Bennett
Used nameBob•Bennett
Born23 May 1943 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA) / USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Bob Bennett took the NCAA 100y backstroke title for Southern Cal in 1963 and 1964, and was the AAU indoor champion in 1964. In 1961, he set a world record for the 100m backstroke. In addition to his individual Olympic events, he swam in the heats of the medley relay at both Rome and Tokyo, and in 1960 was a member of the relay team which set a world record in the heats before a completely different U.S. foursome bettered the record in the final.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing United States    
  4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Olympic United States 1
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing United States    
  4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Olympic United States 1

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 27 August 1960 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Round One, Heat Three 4:08.2 WR 1
1960 Summer Olympics 30 August 1960 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat Two 1:02.0 1
1964 Summer Olympics 11 October 1964 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat One 2:16.1 1
1964 Summer Olympics 15 October 1964 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men Round One, Heat Two 4:05.1 1

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