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Carlos Miguel Benn

Full name: Carlos Miguel Benn Pott
Gender: Male
Born: September 23, 1924 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Sailing

Biography

A sailor since the age of ten, Carlos Benn’s solitary Olympic appearance was not memorable. His failed to finish any of seven races inside the top twenty and was 25th overall in a 28 boat field.

Immediately after the Olympics ended he cycled from Helsinki to Paris with the intent of studying to become a painter. Whilst in Paris he became involved in the music scene and, after switching to the kena (a South American flute), became a founder member of the group “Los Incas” which played traditional Andean folk music. The group became quite successful in France, released a number of albums and were even asked to perform at the wedding of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly. Los Incas’ most famous recording, “El Condor Pasa”, became even better known when Simon and Garfunkel recorded English lyrics over the original track for inclusion on their multi-million selling “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album, although it is not certain if the version included on the album included the musicianship of Carlos Benn. Benn issued a solo album in 1975 and he continued to perform into the 21st century. He never returned to live in Argentina and has been resident in France for nearly sixty years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Argentina ARG 25

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Final Standings 25 1,104
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race One 22 206 1-31:46
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Two 25 150 1-52:38
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Three AC DNF
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Four 24 168 1-27:33
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Five 24 168 1-36:05
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Six 22 206 1-30:07
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Sailing Argentina Race Seven 22 206 1-32:38
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