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Robert Cannon

Full name: Robert Willis Cannon
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 9, 1958
Affiliations: Southern California Cheetahs
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Robert Cannon had a long, consistent career as a triple jumper, but usually never quite made it to the top of the podium. He won one national title, that in 1982, but placed in the top eight 14 times at US Championships and Olympic Trials between 1979 and 1992. In addition to his 1988 Olympic appearance, Cannon competed internationally at the 1991 Pan American Games, placing sixth. He competed for Indiana University, finishing third in the NCAA Meet in 1978 and 1979. Cannon was world ranked once in the top 10, as #8 in 1982; however, between 1978-96, he ranked in the US top 10 fifteen times, with high rankings of #2 in 1982 and #3 in 1981.

Personal Best: TJ – 17.19 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 29 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round 29 15.69
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 14 15.69
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 18 14.33
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 11 15.69 15.69
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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