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Carl Robie

Full name: Carl Joseph Robie, III
Nickname(s): The Philadelphia Flyer
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 12, 1945 in Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 30, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Suburban Seahawks Club, Newtown Square (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

At the 1964 Olympics, Carl Robie was the fastest qualifier in both the 200 butterfly and the 400 IM, but in the finals he only placed second in the fly and fourth in the IM. It was thought at the time that Robie had missed his chance for top Olympic honors, but he made a surprising comeback to win the 200 butterfly at the 1968 Games. Robie won a total of nine AAU championships, including five straight wins in the outdoor 200 butterfly from 1961, and he won a gold medal in this event at the 1963 Pan-American Games. Robie set four world records in the 200m butterfly and two of them came in separate races on the same day in August 1962. He won two NCAA titles for the University of Michigan, and after graduation he attended Dickinson Law School. Robie practiced civil trial law in Sarasota, Florida, and was admitted to nine bars in six states. In 1976 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 2 Silver
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 4
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 2 2:07.5
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:09.3
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:10.0
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 1 2:08.7
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 QU 2:11.1

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 4 4:51.4
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 4:52.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:03.4 59.1 3:10.3