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Meet The Team - Robbie Renwick

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Get to know Robbie Renwick. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare with him and much more.

Olympian Robert Renwick




Abu Dhabi, UAE



Training base

City of Glasgow


Graham Wardell

Olympic History

2008: Eighth in 200m Freestyle

In Action

400m Freestyle on 28 July
200m Freestyle on 29 & 30 July
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay on 31 July

Did you know?

  • Robbie is studying for a degree in Sports Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.
  • He has admitted the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - where he will look to defend his 200m Freestyle crown - may be his last competition.
  • His uncle Lindsay was a Scottish rugby international while girlfriend Emma was a Scottish international badminton player. 

Robbie's Career

After winning medals at the 2005 and 2006 European Junior Championships, Robbie was thrust into the senior fold in 2006, competing in the 200m and 400m Freestyle at the European Championships and for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, helping the 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to silver in the latter. He has since built up a wealth of senior international experience, competing at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 World Championships as well as the reaching the 200m Freestyle and 4x200m Freestyle Relay finals on his Olympic debut at Beijing 2008. Robbie's first senior major title came at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he won 200m Freestyle gold, dedicating his win to his late coach Eileen Adams. He qualified for London 2012 with a Scottish record to win the 400m Freestyle and another commanding performance to take gold over 200m.

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