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Bob Bennett

Full name: Robert Earl "Bob" Bennett
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: May 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA) / USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Bob Bennett took the NCAA 100y backstroke title for Southern Cal in 1963 and 1964, and was the AAU indoor champion in 1964. In 1961, he set a world record for the 100m backstroke. In addition to his individual Olympic events, he swam in the heats of the medley relay at both Rome and Tokyo, and in 1960 was a member of the relay team which set a world record in the heats before a completely different U.S. foursome bettered the record in the final.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States Final 3 1:02.3
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:03.7
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:02.0

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 3 2:13.1
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 2:16.3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:16.1

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:08.2 1:02.7 1:02.7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 4:05.1 54.4 4:05.1