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Bob Chow

Full name: Frank Robert "Bob" Chow
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1907 in Stockton, California, United States
Died: October 17, 2003 in Piedmont, California, United States
Affiliations: San Francisco Police Revolver Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting


Bob Chow was a pioneer ham radio operator as a youth. He joined the Naval Reserve in the 1930 where he learned to shoot. Chow established multiple pistol shooting world records. He later coached pistol shooting to several future Olympians. He also worked as a movie extra and taught shooting to several well-known actors, including John Wayne and Roy Rogers. He also became a top musician, playing saxophone and banjo with American jazz groups in San Francisco. He and his wife owned and operated a gun shop in San Francisco until the 1960s. He personally collected rare and valuable guns.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 40 London Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres United States USA 13

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS TH R1P R2P
1948 Summer 40 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 553 60 277 276
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