Bob Beamon

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Birthday
29, 1946
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
New York

About

Long-jumper who won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Before Fame

He was on the track and field team at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was suspended after refusing to compete against BYU due to what he believed were racist policies.

Trivia

At the 1968 Olympics he set a world record that would stand for more than 22 years.

Family Life

He was born in South Jamaica, Queens, and raised by his grandmother.

Associated With

His jump was documented in the book "The Perfect Jump" by Dick Schaap.