Robert Beck (pentathlete)

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Robert Beck
Robert Lee Beck 1958.jpg
Beck in 1958
Personal information
Born (1936-12-30) December 30, 1936 (age 81)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon, épée fencing
Club Harvard Crimson

Robert Lee "Bob" Beck (born December 30, 1936) is a retired American modern pentathlete and fencer who won three gold medals in these disciplines at the Pan American Games in 1963-1971.[1] He also won bronze medals in the individual and team modern pentathlon events at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was less successful at the 1968 Games, placing 22nd individually and fourth with the American team.[2][3]


  1. ^ Steven Olderr (September 14, 2009). The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos: A Statistical History, 1951–1999, bilingual edition / Una Historia Estadística, 1951–1999, edición bilingüe. McFarland. pp. 99, 148. ISBN 978-1-4766-0468-8. 
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Robert Beck". Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Robert Beck Olympic Results". Retrieved January 3, 2011.