Bernice Robinson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClaudealia Bernice•Robinson (-Holland)
Used nameBernice•Robinson
Born28 February 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died14 October 2019
Measurements178 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsWashington Park Dept.
NOC United States


Bernice Robinson ran for the Washington Park Track Club. She won three national titles, the AAU Outdoor 80 metre hurdles in 1948-49, and the AAU Indoor 50 yard hurdles in 1949. She also won the 1948 Olympic Trials in the high hurdles, which doubled as the AAU Meet. Robinson-Holland continued to compete in masters’ track & field into the 21st century. Living in Cleveland later in life, Robinson-Holland became a weight thrower as a master, setting records in the shot put, discus, and javelin throws at the Masters Pan American Games in the early 1980s.

Personal Bests: 80mH – 11.9 (1949); HJ – 5-1¾ [1.57] (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bernice Robinson
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/3
High Jump, Women (Olympic) =11