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Johnny Bent

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJohn Peale "Johnny"•Bent
Used nameJohnny•Bent
Born5 August 1908 in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died5 June 2004 in Lake Forest, Illinois (USA)
Measurements67 kg
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
NOC United States


Johnny Bent went to Harrisburg Academy and the Kent School before he matriculated at Yale in 1926. He played three years of varsity hockey for Yale and one year of varsity baseball. After graduation in 1930, he played amateur hockey until he joined the 1932 Olympic team, after which he hung up the skates. During the war, Bent served as a lieutenant for 15 months on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic. He received both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service. His business career was as head of a financial lending institution.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Johnny Bent
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 2

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