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Tom Robinson

Full name: Thomas Augustus "Tom" Robinson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: March 16, 1938 in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Died: November 25, 2012 in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Affiliations: Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
Country: BAH Bahamas
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Tom Robinson is considered one of the legends of Bahamian sports, having competed at four Olympic Games as a sprinter. At the Commonwealth Games in 1958, he won the gold medal at 220 yards, and would win silver medals in the 100 in 1958, 1962, and 1966. He was also the champion in the 100 at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games. Robinson won the 100 at the 1958 and 1964 West Indian Federation Games. He also set a world indoor record of 21.7 for 220 yards in Chicago in January 1959. Robinson attended college at the University of Michigan, placing fifth at the NCAAs in 1960 in both the 100 and 220, and he later studied business at the University of Toronto. He worked as a banker and also made some minor forays into the political world. The athletics stadium in Nassau is named in his honor.

Personal Bests: 100y - 9.4 (1958); 100 – 10.38 (1964); 200 – 20.8y (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Men's 100 metres Bahamas BAH 4 h5 r1/4
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Men's 200 metres Bahamas BAH 4 h5 r1/4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres Bahamas BAH 5 h1 r3/4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 200 metres Bahamas BAH 5 h1 r3/4
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres Bahamas BAH 8
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres Bahamas BAH AC h6 r1/4
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Bahamas BAH AC h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Five 4 10.9 11.06
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Semi-Finals Heat One 5 10.5 10.69
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 10.6 10.76
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Five 1 QU 10.5 10.68
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Bahamas Final 8 10.5 10.57 7
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Bahamas Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.2w 10.22w
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Bahamas Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 10.3 10,38
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 10.5 10,50
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Six AC DNF

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Five 4 21.6 21.76
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Semi-Finals Heat One 5 21.5 21.67
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 21.2 21.32
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Bahamas Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 21.4 21.56

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas BAH Semi-Finals Heat Two AC DQ
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Bahamas BAH Round One Heat One 4 QU 39.4 39.45
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