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Greg Bell

Full name: Gregory Curtis "Greg" Bell
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 7, 1930 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Fort Wayne Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a freshman at Indiana University, Greg Bell won the 1955 AAU long jump. The following year he jumped 26-6½ (8.09), a mark which to then had been bettered only by Jesse Owens. Bell then went on to win the Olympic title, and won the NCAA long jump in 1956 and 1957 and the AAU indoors in 1958. In the 1959 Pan American Games long jump he won a silver medal. He later became a dentist.

Personal Bests: 220y – 20.7s (1958); 200 – 21.5 (1956); LJ – 26-6 ½ (8.10) (1957); TJ – 48-8¼ (14.84) (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 7.83
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 6.98
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 OR 7.83 7.83
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 7.77 7.83
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 foul 7,83
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 pass 7,83
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 7.16
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 QU 7.35
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 3 7.35
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 5 pass 7.35
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass