Bob McFarlane

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameRobert Malcolm "Bob"•McFarlane
Used nameBob•McFarlane
Born28 May 1927 in London, Ontario (CAN)
Died27 February 2006 in London, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements178 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsWestern Ontario Mustangs, London (CAN)
NOC Canada


Bob McFarlane ran for Canada at the 1948 Olympics. In college at the University of Western Ontario (London), he was a star running back for the Mustangs from 1946-50. In 1978 he was named Western’s Athlete of the Century. After college, McFarlane attended medical school at UWO and became a renowned plastic surgeon, specializing in hand surgery, and serving as chief of surgery at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.2y (1947).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN Bob McFarlane
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada 3 h2 r1/2

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1948 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CAN Bob McFarlane

Olympic family relations