Roy Romain
Romain at the 1950 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born27 July 1918
Died19 December 2010(2010-12-19) (aged 92)
Ashford, Surrey, England
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubOtter Swimming Club, London
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1947 Monte Carlo 200 m breaststroke
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1950 Auckland 3×110 yd medley
Silver medal – second place 1950 Auckland 220 yd breaststroke

Royston Isaac "Roy" Romain (27 July 1918 – 19 December 2010)[1] was a British swimmer who competed in the Olympic games in 1948 in London.

Biography

He was educated at Forest School, Walthamstow. He competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in men's 200 metres breaststroke, but did not win a medal, despite having gone into the competition with the year's fastest time. He also represented England and won a gold medal in the 330 yard medley relay and a silver medal in the 220 yard breaststroke at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3] At the ASA National British Championships he won the 220 yards breaststroke title in 1947, 1948 and 1949.[4][5] He began swimming at the age of nine or ten and continued into his 90s, winning the world Masters Swimming competitions in his 70s and 80s.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Eltis, Vicki (20 January 2011). "Tributes to Olympic swimmer who died aged 92". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. ^ "R. Romain". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Auckland 1950 Team". Commonwealth Games England. 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Swimming". The Times. News UK. 12 July 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Swimming". The Times. News UK. 23 July 1949. p. 6. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  6. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2008). "Roy Romain Biography and Statistics". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  7. ^ "'It was the youth of the world getting together'". Sport. The Guardian. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008.