Bob Leavitt

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Grandison "Bob"•Leavitt
Used nameBob•Leavitt
Born20 September 1883 in Dorchester, Massachusetts (USA)
Died22 February 1954 in Hanson, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsWilliams College, Williamstown (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Bob Leavitt attended Williams, but withdrew after his sophomore year and never graduated. While at Williams, he tied the college record of 15.8 for the 120y hurdles in May 1905, and although he failed to approach this time at the Athens Olympics, he succeeded in winning a close and exciting final. After college, Leavitt initially joined New England Tel & Tel in Boston, but later worked for many years as treasurer of the Brighton Cooperative Bank.

Personal Bests: 110H – 15.8 (1903).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics USA Bob Leavitt
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
High Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing High Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS