Full name: Basil Robert Bennett
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 30, 1894 in Dudley, Illinois, United States
Died: August 19, 1938 in Maywood, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Basil Bennett was ranked second nationally in 1917 and while attending the University of Illinois he was the leading collegiate hammer thrower that year He was deprived of the 1917 IC4A title because the meet was cancelled, and he was out of competition for the next two years. However, he came back in 1920 and, as a member of the Chicago AA, placed fourth at the Final Trials. At the Olympics, he took third place with the best throw of his career and beat his teammates, [Matt McGrath] and [James McEachern], both of whom had finished ahead of him at the U.S. Trials.
Personal Best: HT – 48.27 (1923).
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's Hammer Throw||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||3||48.250|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Final Round||3||48.250|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||2||QU||48.250|