Rob Braknis

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Rob Braknis
Personal information
Full name Robert Braknis
Nickname(s) "Rob"
National team  Canada
Born (1973-01-08) January 8, 1973 (age 44)
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club City of Brampton
College team Florida State University

Robert Braknis (born January 8, 1973) is a Canadian former competition swimmer, who competed for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics. There he finished in 16th position in the 100-metre backstroke, and in twelfth place with the men's relay team in the 4x100-medley.[1] Braknis set the Canadian and Commonwealth record in the 50-metre 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.

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

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