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Rink Babka

Born: Sep 23, 1936

Birthplace: Cheyenne

Nationality: United States

Rink Babka

Date of Birth : Sep 23, 1936
Birth Place : Cheyenne

Richard Aldrich "Rink" Babka is a retired American discus thrower. A former world record holder, Babka also won a silver medal in the discus event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He starred in football, basketball, baseball in addition to track and field at Palo Alto High School before graduating in 1954. He subsequently attended nearby Menlo College and the University of Southern California. Knee injuries eventually obliged him to withdraw from USC's football and basketball teams, but as a discus thrower he continued to climb toward the top of the world rankings. Babka continued to compete as a discus thrower until 1969, when he retired to devote himself to various business pursuits. He currently resides in California.

Also known as

  • Richard Aldrich Babka
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