Bob McFarlane

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
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

Biography

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).

Results

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