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Bob Beckus

Full name: Robert Jerold "Bob" Beckus
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: June 1, 1920 in Riverside, California, United States
Died: October 21, 2003 in San Ramon, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Bob Beckus was a horizontal jumper for Compton Junior College and the Los Angeles AC. He had starred at Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, where he was a classmate of future baseball legend Ted Williams. Beckus was AAU triple jump champion in 1947, and also placed in the long jump at the AAU meet, with sixth in 1947. Beckus later became a high-powered professional lobbyist working with the California legislature.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.52 (24-8) (1940); TJ – 14.67 (48-1¾) (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 19 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Final Standings 19 QR
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 19 14.030
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