Bob Karlblom

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameRobert Scott "Bob"•Karlblom
Used nameBob•Karlblom
Born22 March 1943 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
AffiliationsAugustana Vikings, Rock Island (USA)
NOC United States


Bob Karlblom attended Augustana College, where he was a dean’s list student and served as the sophomore class president, while winning letters for four years in baseball and basketball. Baseball was his best sport and after playing at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, he graduated in 1965, and was then chosen by the Chicago White Sox in the 25th round of the 1965 amateur draft, but elected to go to graduate school.

Karlblom earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago in 1967. He then worked for the investment banking firm of Warburg Paribas Becker in Chicago, eventually becoming the managing director and a member of the board.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Baseball (Baseball/Softball) USA Bob Karlblom
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States =1
Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 1