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Bob Likins

Full name: Robert William "Bob" Likins
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: May 12, 1921 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: November 21, 1962 in Upland, California, United States
Affiliations: San Jose State Spartans, San Jose (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Bob Likins won the NCAA javelin throw in 1946-47, competing for San Jose State. After high school he enrolled at Southern Cal, but during World War II served in the maritime service. When the war ended he finished school at San Jose State.

Likins became the athletic director for the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. From 1951-60 he worked for various Keyser Industries and then was briefly with Arthur Young & Co. until he was forced to retire due to illness.

Personal Best: JT – 69.01 (226-5) (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 8

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 8 64.51
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12 QC 61.00
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