Bahamian National Hero, U-M Great Tommy Robinson Passes Away
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Tommy Robinson

Nov. 26, 2012

The sports world, today, is mourning the loss of a great athletic icon in Thomas Augustus Robinson.

Tommy, as he was affectionately known throughout the sporting arena passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Tommy was born March 16, 1938 in Nassau, New Providence) is a retired track and field athlete from the Bahamas, who competed in the sprint events.

Robinson represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1956.

At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, he won gold in the 200 yards dash and silver in the 100 yards dash. He again won silver in the 100 yards in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

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