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Jack Beckner

Full name: John Gilbert "Jack" Beckner
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: June 9, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Brother of Dick Beckner.

Biography

Jack Beckner competed in gymnastics for the United States at the 1952,1956, and 1960 Olympics, with a best individual finish of seventh in the 1956 horizontal bar. Beckner won the AAU all-around title from 1956-59, and multiple other apparatus titles and medals. He competed for the Los Angeles Turners, leading them to eight AAU team titles. Beckner starred at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American Games, winning 17 medals and 15 gold medals, including 7 individual gold medals. His 17 Pan Am medals is the second most by any American, trailing only gymnast [Abe Grossfeld].

Beckner attended Southern Cal, graduating in 1953, after starting at Los Angeles City College. He later earned a masters’ at USC in 1962, and coached there for 24 years, from 1957-81. He was also the US Olympic coach in 1968. Beckner later judged gymnastics competitions, both in local and national events, as well as internationally. He is a member of the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame, the USC Athletic Hall of Fame, and won the National Judges’ Hall of Fame Cumiskey Award in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 81
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 8
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 84T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 87T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 81T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 59
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 160
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 88T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 17
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 6
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 16T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 7T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 15
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 7
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 31
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 25
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 25
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 5
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 35T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 46T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 26T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 22T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 55T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 18T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 81 103.40 50.85 52.55
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 17 111.00 55.30 55.70
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 25 110.85 55.30 55.55

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 8
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 6
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 5

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 84T 17.40 8.15 9.25
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 16T 18.50 9.25 9.25
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 35T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 35T 18.35 9.20 9.15

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 87T 18.05 9.25 8.80
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 7T 18.60 9.25 9.35
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 46T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 46T 18.10 8.90 9.20

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 81T 17.85 8.85 9.00
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 15 18.75 9.40 9.35
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 26T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 26T 18.70 9.45 9.25

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 59 18.00 9.10 8.90
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 7 19.00 9.40 9.60
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 22T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 22T 18.75 9.25 9.50

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 160 15.10 7.10 8.00
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 31 17.75 8.70 9.05
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 55T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 55T 18.25 9.10 9.15

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Gymnastics United States Final Standings 88T 17.00 8.40 8.60
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Gymnastics United States Final Standings 25 18.40 9.30 9.10
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Final Standings 18T QR
1960 Summer 30 Roma Gymnastics United States Qualifying 18T 18.70 9.40 9.30
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