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Bob Beck

Full name: Robert Lee "Bob" Beck
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: December 30, 1936 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: Harvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon, Fencing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

One of only three U.S. pentathletes to win two Olympic medals, Bob Beck finished third individually in 1960 by taking third in fencing, third in shooting, and fourth in swimming. A disastrous effort in riding, due to a balky horse, cost him the individual championship by only 43 points. Beck also competed at the 1968 Olympics in both pentathlon and fencing. A strong épéeist, he was the AFLA national champion in 1961 and finished second in 1971. Strangely he never won a national title in modern pentathlon, although he finished second five times between 1960 and 1970. Beck attended the University of Virginia, and then Harvard Medical School, and later became a surgeon.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 22
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 4
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 p1 r1/4

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S P
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 3 4,981
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 20 1,039 8:27.0 1,099 60
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 2T 977 42
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 3 940 192
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 4 1,010 3:58.3
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Running 24 1,015 14:55.5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 22 4,387
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 27 1,010 3:41 90
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 8T 885 28
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 13T 912 190 0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 28 925 4:06.5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States Running 42 655 16:10.3

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 3 14,192 4,981
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 4 3,228 1,039
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 3 2,402 977
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2T 2,580 940
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 1T 3,000 1,010
1960 Summer 23 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 7 2,982 1,015
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 4 13,280 4,387 4,398
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 2 3,030 1,010
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 7T 2,324 885 896
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2T 2,670 912
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 8 2,844 925
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 9 2,412 655

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 3 1968-10-24 1 1 11 20
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-24 URS 10, USA 5 5 1
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-24 Nikanchikov (URS) , Beck (USA)
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-24 Vitebskiy (URS) , Beck (USA)
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-24 Beck (USA) , Modzalevsky (URS)
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-24 Smolyakov (URS) , Beck (USA)
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