Bob Chambers

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American middle-distance runner

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According to Wikipedia, Robert David "Bob" Chambers was an American track and field athlete known for running the half mile and 800 meters. Representing the USA, Chambers finished sixth at the 1948 Olympics. While running for Los Gatos High School, Chambers ran the second fastest 880 in history 1:54.4. He was unable to run in the CIF California State Meet because it was cancelled during World War II. Following his stint in the U.S. Navy for the war, he entered the University of Southern California in 1946. As a sophomore in 1948, he finished second in the 800 meters at the 1948 NCAA Track and Field Championships. A few weeks later he also finished third at the 1948 Olympic Trials. In the Olympic final, his two American teammates again finished ahead of him, led by gold medalist Mal Whitfield, who had also beaten him at the NCAA and Olympic Trials.

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