Bob Bennett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
RolesCompeted 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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Bob Bennett
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Bob Bennett
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1

Special Notes