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William Robinson (swimmer)

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Age70 (age at death)
Birthday 23 June, 1870
Birthplace Airdrie, Scotland
Died 4 July, 1940
Place of Death Liverpool, England
Height 6' (183 cm)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality British
Occupation Swimming
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William Walker Robinson (23 June 1870 – 4 July 1940) was a Scottish-born competition swimmer who represented Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Robinson swam in the men's 200-metre breaststroke, and came second for the silver medal with a time of 3:12.8. He was 38 years old at the time of the 1908 Olympics, and was the oldest swimmer to win a medal in Olympic history for 100 years, until the 41-year-old American Dara Torres won three silver medals at the 2008 Olympics.

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