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Dick Beckner

Full name: Richard Andrew "Dick" Beckner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: November 24, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 9, 1997 in Lake Elsinore, California, United States
Affiliations: Los Angeles Turners, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Brother of Jack Beckner.

Biography

Dick Beckner competed at the 1956 Olympics for the United States. He won one individual AAU title, the 1956 rings, helping his Los Angeles Turners to the team title in 1959-61. He also won two silver and three bronze medals at the AAUs. Beckner won nine gold medals at the 1955 Pan American Games, winning on the rings, parallel bars, and with the US team in all-around, and in all the team apparatus events. His best event was the parallel bars, which he also won at the Southern Pacific AAU in 1949, 1951, and 1955. Beckner attended Los Angeles State College. He later frequently judged high school and college gymnastics meets. Beckner worked as a high school phys ed teacher, also coaching gymnastics. His brother, [Jack Beckner], was the top US gymnast of the 1950s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 35
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 6
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 41T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 43T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 47
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 29T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 17
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 47

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 35 108.30 53.40 54.90

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 6

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 41T 17.90 8.85 9.05

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 43T 18.05 8.85 9.20

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 47 17.75 8.55 9.20

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 29T 18.45 9.10 9.35

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 17 18.65 9.35 9.30

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 47 17.50 8.70 8.80
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