William Robinson (swimmer)
|Full name||William Walker Robinson|
23 June 1870|
|Died||4 July 1940
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||168 lb (76 kg)|
William Walker Robinson (23 June 1870 – 4 July 1940) was a Scottish-born competition swimmer who represented Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Robinson swam in the men's 200 metre breaststroke, and came second for the silver medal with a time of 3:12.8. He was 38 years old at the time of the 1908 Olympics, and was the oldest swimmer to win a medal in Olympic history for 80 years, until the 41-year-old American Dara Torres won three silver medals at the 2008 Olympics.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, William Robinson. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- Emily Brandon, "Dara Torres: The Oldest Olympic Swimming Medalist in History," U.S. News & World Report (13 August 2008). Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- William Robinson – Olympic athlete profile at DatabaseOlympics.com
- William Walker Robinson – Olympic athlete profile at British Olympic Association
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