Associated Press Sports New York United States OBIT BACKUS

OBIT BACKUS

Champion weight thrower Bob Backus, shown in this February 20, 1954 photo, has died after several years of poor health. He was 72. He died at Boston's Vencor Hospital June 30. Backus captured seven consecutive American titles for the 56-pound weight throw, from 1953 to 1959. (AP Photo/File)

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99070701506
January 01, 2017 12:00:00 AM
July 07, 1999 12:59:00 PM
MARTY LEDERHANDLER
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
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