Jahrling represented Australia in three Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996 (6th); Sydney 2000 (2nd); and Athens 2004 (4th). Jahrling also represented Australia in 7 Rowing World Championships (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002) as well as 3 Commonwealth Regattas (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze). In 2000 Jahrling won the Grand Challenge Cup as part of the Mens Eight at the Henley Royal Regatta in London and in 2002 a Bronze Medal at World Championships in Barcelona in the Mens Coxed Pairs event. At national level Jahrling won 7 National Championships, the Kings Cup in 2004 and 21 NSW State Championship titles. Rob Jahrling is a 5x NSW Rower of the Year recipient and has been involved in fund raising activities for Step to the Future and Mission Australia. Jahrling is a Honorary Life Member of Sydney Rowing Club and a member of the Olympians Club of Australia. He was awarded the Keys to the City of Sydney as part of the 2000 Olympic Team and in 2002 he won the Australian National Sports Star award for achievements in both sport and career.