Robert Braknis

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Robert Braknis
Personal information
Full name Robert "Rob" Braknis
Nationality  Canada
Born (1973-01-08) 8 January 1973 (age 41)
Montreal, Canada
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club City of Brampton (COBRA)

Robert ("Rob") Braknis (born January 8, 1973 in Montréal, Quebec) is a former backstroke swimmer from Canada, who competed for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics. There he finished in 16th position in the 100m Backstroke, and in twelfth place with the Men's Relay Team in the 4x100m Medley.[1] Braknis held the Canadian and Commonwealth record in the 50 meter backstroke in 1994.

Braknis is a graduate of Florida State University where he was a 7-time All-American and the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimmer of the Year in 1995.

He was also a Torch-bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics Torch Relay.

He is currently employed as a police officer for the Peel Regional Police in Brampton, Ontario


  1. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.