Name: Chris Benard
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Triple Jump
Height: 6-3
DOB: 4/9/1990
Birthplace: Tustin, Calif.
Hometown: Cornona, Calif.
High School: Santiago High School (Corona, Calif.) ‘08
College: Arizona State University '12, Communications, Exercise and Wellness
Team/Club: Nike
Coach(es): Jeremy Fischer
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 18th (triple jump)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 16th (triple jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 6th (triple jump)
  • Years of participation: Indoor – 2016; Outdoor – 2017
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2017 (triple jump)
Personal: Son of Fay and Thomas Benard, Jr....Has three sisters, Morgana, Sabrina and Breanna...Won the California state title in the triple jump as a senior in high school...Fan of Paralympic track and field athletes Jarryd Wallace and Lex Gillette...Trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California...Trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.