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Greg Bell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGregory Curtis "Greg"•Bell
Used nameGreg•Bell
Born7 November 1930 in Terre Haute, Indiana (USA)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsFort Wayne Athletic Club
NOC United States


As a freshman at Indiana University, Greg Bell won the 1955 AAU long jump. The following year he jumped 26-6½ (8.09), a mark which to then had been bettered only by Jesse Owens. Bell then went on to again win the AAU title (outdoors) in 1959, the Olympic title in 1956, the NCAA long jump in 1956 and 1957, and the AAU indoors in 1958. In the 1959 Pan American Games long jump Bell won a silver medal. He was also a three-time champion at the Penn Relays. He competed at the 1960 US Olympic Trials, finishing fourth, and then retired. Bell later attended dental school at Indiana University and became a dentist. He practiced until he was 89-years-old.

Personal Bests: 220y – 20.7s (1958); 200 – 21.5 (1956); LJ – 26-6½ (8.09) (1957); TJ – 48-8¼ (14.84) (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Greg Bell
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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