Edwin Roberts

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This article is about the Olympic athlete. For the U.S. Representative from Nevada, see Edwin E. Roberts. For the Welsh settler in Patagonia, see Edwin Cynrig Roberts.
Edwin Roberts
Personal information
Birth name Edwin Anthony Roberts
Born 12 August 1941
Belmont, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad [1]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)[1]
College team NCCU Eagles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 y: 09.2 s 1964
100 m: 10.1 s 1969
200 m: 20.34 s 1968

4x400 y: 45.6 s, then WR, 1966

Edwin Anthony Roberts (born 12 August 1941 in Port of Spain) was a Trinidadian athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres.

Track Career[edit]

He competed for Trinidad and Tobago in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan in the 200 metres, where he won the bronze medal. He then teamed up with Edwin Skinner, Kent Bernard and Wendell Mottley to again win a bronze medal, this time in the 4 x 400 m relay.

At the next Olympic Games in 1968, he finished fourth in the individual event and sixth in the relay. His last Olympic appearance was in 1972 in Munich, where the relay team finished eighth.

Other medals include:

His 1966 win at the Commonwealth Games in the 4x440 y event was in a world-record time of 3:02.8 .[2]

Roberts attended North Carolina College in the United States between 1962 and 1996 where he was a successful member of the college track team.

As of 2014, Roberts is a retired physical education teacher and track coach.


Roberts was ranked in the top ten sprinters in the world from 1964 to 1971, according to the votes of the experts of Track and Field News.[3][4]

Awards and Accolades[edit]

In 1969 Roberts was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Bronze.

In 1984, Roberts was inducted into the Alex M. Rivera Athletics Hall of Fame at North Carolina Central University.[5]

In 1987, Roberts was further inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Sports Hall of Fame.[6]

In 2005, Roberts was also inducted into the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation Hall of Fame.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ro/edwin-roberts-1.html Edwin Roberts, Sports Reference
  2. ^ Progression of IAAF World Records 2011 Edition, Editor Imre Matrahazi, IAAF Athletics, p 140.
  3. ^ "World Rankings Index--Men's 100 meters". Track and Field News. 
  4. ^ "World Rankings Index--Men's 200 meters". Track and Field News. 
  5. ^ http://nccueaglepride.com/hof.aspx?hof=95&path=&kiosk= Edwin Roberts, Induction Class of 1984, Track and Field, NCCU Eagles, Alex M. Rivera Athletics Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.ttsportshall.com/Halloffame/tabid/62/abc/R/ds/2/Default.aspx, "Roberts, Edwin", Trinidad and Tobago Sports Hall of Fame.
  7. ^ http://www.athlecac.org/HallofFame/edwinroberts.htm "Edwin Anthony ROBERTS", Hall of Fame, AthleCAC.org. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/news/hasely-crawford-inducted-into-cac-hall-of-fam "Hasely Crawford inducted into CAC Hall of Fame", Kwame Laurence - Trinidad Express - for the IAAF, IAAF Athletics, General News, 10 January 2006.

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