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Herman Brix

Full name: Herman Harold Brix
Other name(s): Bruce Bennett
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: May 19, 1906 in Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the 1928 Final Trials, Herman Brix set a new Olympic record of 51-8 (15.75) on his first attempt in Amsterdam. However, he could not match the new world record of 52-0¾ (15.87) set by countryman John Kuck later in the competition. Brix won the AAU for four years straight (1928-31), the NCAA in 1927, and the AAU indoor in 1930 and 1932, his winning mark in 1930 of 51-2½ (15.61) being a new world indoor record. In 1932 he had a career best of 52-8¾ (16.07) in May, but could not maintain his form and failed to make the team for the Los Angeles Games. Herman Brix, a graduate of the University of Washington, later became a movie actor, changing his name to Bruce Bennett in 1940. He featured in the title role in several Tarzan films and was well known as the second lead in several well-known films, including "Mildred Pierce."

Personal Best: SP – 16.07 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 2 OR 15.75
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP OR 15.75
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP 15.30est
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 15.30est
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP 15.40est
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP 15.20est
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 15.50est
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 15.75
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 15.75