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Bob Saari

Full name: Robert Paul "Bob" Saari
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: June 7, 1948 in Hawthorne, California, United States
Affiliations: El Segundo Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Roy Saari.

Biography

Bob Saari was only 16-years-old when he played water polo for the United States at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He had played water polo at El Segundo High School and El Segundo Swim Club, both coached by his father, Urho “Whitey” Saari, a legendary American water polo coach of Finnish descent. Bob Saari was a three-time California Interscholastic Federation water polo player of the year. His brother, [Roy Saari], swam for the United States at the 1964 Olympics, winning a gold and silver medal. After high school Bob Saari attended Long Beach State University, graduating in 1970. He worked during summers as a Los Angeles County lifeguard, but then moved to Mammoth Lakes, California, where he operated a restaurant for over 30 years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Water Polo United States USA Group C Match #2 2 1964-10-11 YUG 2, USA 1 0
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Water Polo United States USA Group C Match #4 1 1964-10-12 USA 7, BRA 1 0
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Water Polo United States USA Group C Match #6 2 1964-10-13 NED 6, USA 4 1
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