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)
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubOtter Swimming Club, London

Royston Isaac "Roy" Romain (27 July 1918 – 19 December 2010)[1] was a British swimmer who competed in the Olympic games in 1948 in London.

Biography[edit]

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 also represented England and won a gold medal in the 330 yard medley relay and a silver medal in the 220 yard breaststroke at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3] At the ASA National British Championships he won the 220 yards breaststroke title in 1947, 1948 and 1949.[4][5] 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.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Eltis, Vicki (20 January 2011). "Tributes to Olympic swimmer who died aged 92". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. ^ "R. Romain". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Auckland 1950 Team". Commonwealth Games England. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Swimming". The Times. News UK. 12 July 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Swimming". The Times. News UK. 23 July 1949. p. 6. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  6. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2008). "Roy Romain Biography and Statistics". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  7. ^ "'It was the youth of the world getting together'". Sport. The Guardian. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008.