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Bob LeGendre

Full name: Robert Lucien Pierre "Bob" LeGendre
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: January 7, 1898 in Lewiston, Maine, United States
Died: January 21, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Newark Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After placing fourth in the 1920 Olympic pentathlon, Bob LeGendre improved to place third in 1924. The highlight of his career came in the long jump phase of the 1924 pentathlon when LeGendre, although he had not qualified for the U.S. team in the individual event, set a world record of 25-5⅝ (7.76), which was more than one foot further than DeHart Hubbard’s winning mark in the long jump. While at Georgetown, LeGendre briefly played football and baseball and won the IC4A long jump in 1922. He went on to earn Ph.D. and D.D.S. degrees from Georgetown and signed a Hollywood contract, but an acting career never materialized. At his death he was a store dentist for Hecht & Co. in Washington.

Personal Best: LJ – 25-5⅝ (7.76) (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Pentathlon United States USA 4
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics Men's Pentathlon United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P(1912BT) P(1985T) D T
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 4 26 3.534,365 3.509
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Long jump 5 6.505
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Discus throw 11 44.60
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States 200 metres 1T 23.0
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States 200 metres Heat Six 1 23.0
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Javelin throw 4 37.39
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States 1,500 metres 5 4:46.0
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 3 18
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States Long jump 1 WR 7.765
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States Javelin throw 4 36.76
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States 200 metres 1T 23.0
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States 200 metres Heat Eight 1 23.0
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States Discus throw 11 48.04
1924 Summer 26 Paris Athletics United States 1,500 metres 3 4:52.6