Carl Robie

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Carl Robie
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Personal information
Full name Carl Joseph Robie, III
Nickname(s) "The Philadelphia Flyer"
National team  United States
Born (1945-05-02)May 2, 1945
Darby, Pennsylvania
Died November 29, 2011(2011-11-29) (aged 66)
Sarasota, Florida
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Suburban Seahawks Club
College team University of Michigan

Carl Joseph Robie, III (May 12, 1945 – November 29, 2011) was an American swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.[1]

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Robie received a silver medal for his second-place finish in the men's 200-meter butterfly. Four years later at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won a gold medal for winning the men's 200-meter butterfly. Robie broke the world record in men's 200-meter butterfly four times during his career, including twice on the same day in August 1962.

Robie practiced civil trial law in Sarasota, Florida.[1] He was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1976.[2]

Robie died at the age of 66 on November 29, 2011.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Carl Robie Passes Away at 66," (November 30, 2011). Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carl Robie (USA). Retrieved March 14, 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Carl Robie – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Carl Robie (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Obituary Archive – Carl Robie, The Philadelphia Flyer, Passes Away at 66

Preceded by

Mike Troy
Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

August 19, 1961 – February 20, 1962
August 11, 1962 – October 23, 1962
March 18, 1963 – March 29, 1964
Succeeded by

Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry