Bob Chambers

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert David "Bob"•Chambers
Used nameBob•Chambers
Born16 November 1926 in Santa Clara County, California (USA)
Died6 November 2010 in San Pedro, California (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Bob Chambers placed third in the 1948 NCAA 800 for Southern Cal. At the AAU meet, he finished third in 1951 and fourth in 1952 in the 800. He later competed for the Los Angeles AC and the US Navy. He was a track coach at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles, and worked for 34 years (1954-88) as a Los Angeles lifeguard.

Personal Bests: 440y – 48.9 (1950); 800 – 1:50.2 (1950); Mile – 4:22.8 (1949).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bob Chambers
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States DNS