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John Van Blom

Full name: John Van Blom
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: December 1, 1947 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Long Beach Rowing Association, Long Beach (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Joan Lind.

Biography

John Van Blom was a sculler who competed at the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Olympics. Van Blom was European Champion in double sculls in 1969, with [Tom McKibbon], and placed third in doubles at the 1970 World Championships. He attended Long Beach State University, graduating in 1970. Van Blom married [Joan Lind], who rowed for the United States at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. They continued to compete in masters competition into the 21st century. John Van Blom became director of the Long Beach Rowing Association. He was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 1982.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Single Sculls United States USA 4
1972 Summer 24 München Rowing Men's Double Sculls United States USA 3 h1 r2/4
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls United States USA 6

Men's Single Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 8:00.51
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:49.85
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:43.00
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Three 7:54.79

Men's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 24 München Rowing United States USA Tom McKibbon Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:19.63
1972 Summer 24 München Rowing United States USA Tom McKibbon Round One Heat Two 7:08.91

Men's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:34.33
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:55.23
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 5:55.05
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