|Full name Robin James Backhaus|
Weight 77 kg
Height 1.83 m
Role Olympic athlete
National team United States
Name Robin Backhaus
|Born February 12, 1955 (age 60) (1955-02-12) Lincoln, Nebraska|
Club Riverside Aquatic Association
Olympic medals Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly
Similar People Gary Hall - Sr, Mark Spitz, Dwight Phillips, Wallace Spearmon, Matthew Tegenkamp
College team University of Alabama
Olympia teilnehmer gl nzt bei den berliner meisterschaften
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.
Demostically Backhaus won three AAU titles, in the 200 yd butterfly indoors in 1973–74, and in the 100 m butterfly in 1973. He also won NCAA titles in the 200 butterfly in 1974–75. After retiring from competitions Backhaus worked as a teacher and coach at Konawaena High School in Hawai for four years, and then trained swimmers in Texas and California for over 20 years.