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Bob Beamon biography

Bob Beamon

Bob Beamon (born August 29, 1946) is an American former track and field athlete. B Beamon according to the records book, he never
Bob Beamon
Bob Beamon
got past 8.20m after mexico.
In fairness, he did suffer serious hamstring injuries to his right leg, and finally turned professional in 1973. Beamon was really great, only in 1968, when he also establish a world indoor record of 8.30m and after this his triumph in Mexico he never exceeded 8.20m. Beamon is in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. His world record was finally broken in 1991 when Mike Powell jumped 8.95 m (29 ft. 4 3/8 in.) at the World Championships in Tokyo.

Medal record for the United States

Olympic Games
Gold      1968 Mexico City              Long jump
Pan American Games
Silver     1967 Winnipeg                 Long jump

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