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Benny Garcia

Full name: Benjamin Benito "Benny" Garcia
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: July 7, 1933 in La Luz, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Benny Garcia finished third in the AAU javelin throw in 1956 and fifth in 1957. At the NCAA Meet, representing Arizona State, he finished sixth in 1955. In his senior year, he was voted MVP of the ASU track team. Garcia had actually started at New Mexico A&M on a football scholarship, but stayed there only briefly. After the 1956 Olympics, he served two years in the US Navy, and then started a career in sales with Bankers Life of Nebraska, which led to other work as a broker until his retirement in 1995.

Personal Best: JT – 73.94 (242-7) (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA AC r2/2

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round AC NM
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP foul NM
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 QU 71.17
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 7 71.17
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 9 pass 71.17
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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