Bob Sohl

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Bob Sohl
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Sohl at the University of Michigan in 1949.
Personal information
Full name Robert Raymond Sohl
Nickname(s) "Bob"
National team  United States
Born (1928-03-28)March 28, 1928
York, Pennsylvania
Died April 8, 2001(2001-04-08) (aged 73)
Highland Beach, Florida
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
College team University of Michigan

Robert Raymond Sohl (March 28, 1928 – April 8, 2001) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.

Sohl represented the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he received a bronze medal for his third-place performance in the men's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing behind fellow Americans Joe Verdeur and Keith Carter, and completing an American sweep of the event. Verdeur, Carter and Sohl had finished in the same order at the 1948 U.S. Olympic Trials.[1]

Sohl attended the University of Michigan, where he swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1947 to 1949.

He died in Highland Beach, Florida in 2001, at the age of 73.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 200 metres breaststroke". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

External links[edit]

  • Bob Sohl – Olympic athlete profile at