Bruce Richard Robertson

Bruce Richard Robertson, swimmer (b at Vancouver 27 Apr 1953).
Bruce Richard Robertson, swimmer (b at Vancouver 27 Apr 1953).


Bruce Richard Robertson, swimmer (b at Vancouver 27 Apr 1953). A specialist in the butterfly stroke, Robertson established himself as a world-class swimmer at the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he won the silver medal in the 100 m butterfly and swam on the 3rd-place Canadian 4 x 100 m medley relay team. His greatest achievement was winning the 100 m butterfly race at the World Aquatic Games in Belgrade (1973) - the first world championship swimming performance by a Canadian in over 60 years. Robertson also swam on the 3rd place 4 x 100 m medley relay team there. At the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand he won 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. In 1973 he was named male athlete of the year, and was honoured with the Order of Canada in 1978.