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Arnie Robinson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArnie Paul•Robinson, Jr.
Used nameArnie•Robinson
Born7 April 1948 in San Diego, California (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsMaccabi Track Club, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC(s) United States


After taking the 1970 NCAA long jump while attending San Diego State, Arnie Robinson won many more major titles. Only DeHart Hubbard and Ralph Boston could match his record of six AAU titles, and Robinson won the Pan-Am title in 1971 as well as the first World Cup long jump championship in 1977 and won silver at the 1975 Pan American Games. In winning the Olympic gold medal in 1976, Robinson set a career best of 27-4¾ (8.35) and he was still in the top flight of long jumpers in 1980 when he placed sixth at the Final Olympic Trials.

Personal Bests: HJ – 6-10 (2.08) (1971); LJ – 27-4¾ (8.35) (1976); TJ – 51-0 (15.54) (1971).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics Long Jump, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing United States    
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics Long Jump, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    

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