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Bob Packard

Full name: Robert Raymond "Bob" Packard
Nickname(s): The Bullet
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: July 30, 1916 in Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: December 21, 1980 in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Georgia Bulldogs, Athens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Bob Packard was a sprinter for the University of Georgia. He was runner-up in the AAU 200 in 1936, and placed fourth in that event in 1935 and 1937. He was also fifth in the 100 at the 1937 AAUs. At the NCAA Meet he was sixth in the 100 in 1937, and won the Southeast Conference sprint double (100/220) in 1937. Packard led his Rockford (IL) High School to state track championships in 1933 and 1935, winning the sprint double in his conference all four years of high school, and adding the long jump title as a junior and senior. Packard served in the US Army from 1941-45. In the early 1950s he was convicted of burglary and spent some time in jail.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.4 (1936); 200 – 21.1 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 4 h1 r3/4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 21.6w
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 21.3 21,40
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics United States Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 21.2
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