Robert Tobin

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Robert Tobin (left) with the GB 4x400 m team at the World Championships in 2009
Robert Tobin
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
World Championships
Silver Berlin 2009 4x400 m relay
European Championships
Silver 2006 Gothenburg 4x400 m relay
Silver 2010 Barcelona 4x400 m relay
Silver 2012 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
Commonwealth Games
Bronze 2010 Delhi 4x400 m relay
European Indoor Championships
Gold 2007 Birmingham 4x400 m relay
Bronze 2007 Birmingham 400 m

Robert "Rob" John Tobin (born 20 December 1983 in Lincoln, England) is an English sprinter. He currently has a PB in the 400 m of 45.01 seconds.

Personal life[edit]

Tobin was born Robert John Tobin the youngest of two children born to Jacqueline (née Chidlow) and John Tobin. He visited Hammond Community Junior School in 2009 in awareness for a sports activity happening there


At the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, he won the silver medal in the 4x400 m relay along with Rhys Williams, Graham Hedman and Timothy Benjamin, in a time of 3 minutes and 1.63 seconds. He won the bronze medal in the 400 m at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, also in the same championships picking up a gold in the 4x400m. In 2009 in the World Athletic Championships in Berlin, he was part of the silver medal-winning 4x400 relay team. 2010 saw him picking up two medals a silver in the European Athletics Championships and a bronze at the Commonwealth Games. He has been to two Olympic Games (Athens and Beijing). With Beijing bringing back his best performance in an Olympic Games of 4th in the 4x400, in a time of 2 minutes 58.81 seconds.

His talent was honed in his youth at the Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletic Club.

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