|Full name||Robin James Backhaus|
February 12, 1955 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Club||Riverside Aquatic Association|
|College team||University of Alabama|
Robin James Backhaus (born February 12, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.
Backhaus represented the United States as a 17-year-old at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He won a bronze medal for his third-place performance in the men's 200-meter butterfly, finishing with a time of 2:03.23 behind Mark Spitz and Gary Hall, and completing an American sweep of the event.
At the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he won gold medals for his first-place finish in the 200-meter butterfly, and as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. He also received a bronze medal third for finishing in the 100-meter butterfly. He also worked as a coach at Konawaena High School.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of University of Alabama people
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men)
- World record progression 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Robin Backhaus. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1972 München Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
- Hawaii Swim site