Roy Romain

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Roy Romain
Roy Romain 1950.jpg
Romain at the 1950 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born27 July 1918
Died19 December 2010(2010-12-19) (aged 92)
Ashford, Surrey, England
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
ClubOtter Swimming Club, London

Royston Isaac "Roy" Romain (27 July 1918[1] – 19 December 2010)[2] was a British swimmer who competed in the Olympic games in 1948 in London. He was educated at Forest School, Walthamstow. He competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in men's 200 metres breaststroke, but did not win a medal, despite having gone into the competition with the year's fastest time. He began swimming at the age of nine or ten and continued into his 90s, winning the world Masters Swimming competitions in his 70s and 80s.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Royston Isaac Romain Olympic Record". British Olympic Association.
  2. ^ Eltis, Vicki (2011-01-20). "Tributes to Olympic swimmer who died aged 92". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  3. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2008). "Roy Romain Biography and Statistics". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  4. ^ "'It was the youth of the world getting together'". Sport. The Guardian. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-08-03.