Rupert BlÃ¶ch was Austrian champion in the 100 metres (1952), 400 metres (1949-1952), 4Ã100 relay (1949), and 4Ã400 relay (1950). During his athletics career he studied physics and finished with a master's degree at age 23. After spending two years in Germany working for Siemens-Reiniger-Werke in Erlangen he moved to Sweden. There he worked for LM (nowadays Ericsson) from 1955-59 and met his future wife Majbritt. They settled down in Kapfenberg and BlÃ¶ch worked for BÃ¶hler-Kapfenberg until his retirement in 1985. He was also interested in music, languages, and travelling.
Personal Best: 400 â 48.0 (1952).