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-mter 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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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

  • 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