Robert Tobin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Robert Tobin
Alternative text here
Robert Tobin (left) with the GB 4x400 m team at the World Championships in 2009
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 4x400 m relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Berlin 4x400 m relay
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Gothenburg 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2010 Barcelona 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2012 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
European Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Birmingham 4x400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Birmingham 400 m
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi 4x400 m relay


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.


Career[edit]

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 three Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing and London). With Beijing bringing back his best performance in an Olympic Games of 3rd in the 4x400, in a time of 2 minutes 58.81 seconds with Andrew Steele, Michael Bingham and Martyn Rooney.

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

External links[edit]