Name: Bob Beamon
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Long Jump
DOB: 8/29/1946
Birthplace: Jamaica, N.Y.
Hometown: Jamaica, N.Y.
High School: Jamaica High School (Jamaica, N.Y.)
College: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1968); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Mexico City 1968, gold (long jump)
Personal: Orphaned before his first birthday…New York state-record holder in long jump and Junior Olympian...Organized South Florida Inner-City Games with Arnold Schwarzenegger for at-risk youth...Chairman of the Bob Beamon United Way Golf Classic...Served as ambassador for the Special Olympics...Creator of the motivational program, “The Champion in You.”...Father to two children, Tameka and Deanna.