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Bob Bennett

Full name: Robert Howard "Bob" Bennett
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: August 9, 1919 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 13, 1974
Affiliations: Rhode Island Track & Field Athletic Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

One of a number of fine hammer throwers to come from the University of Maine, Bob Bennett won the IC4A in 1939 and 1940. He topped the National rankings in 1940 with a new collegiate record of 183-10¾ (56.05). Bennett missed the next five seasons (during the war), but made a comeback in 1946 and in 1947, by which time he was attending Brown and was again the top ranked thrower in the U.S. During his three years at Brown, Bennett won the AAU and IC4A in 1947 and the AAU again in 1948. He also won the IC4A 35-lb. weight throw in 1947. At the 1948 Olympics he edged Sam Felton , formerly of Harvard, out of third place by a mere three inches. Bennett coached at West Point for several years and then returned to Brown in 1954 as assistant track coach.

Personal Best: HT – 56.05 (1940).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round 3 53.73
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP 52.53
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP 51.11
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 52.08
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP 53.73
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP 51.21
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 49,81
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 51.13
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 3 51.13
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 51.13
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP pass
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass