Clint Robinson is a five time Olympian and three time World Champion. Clint won Olympic Gold at Barcelona in 1992 for K1 1000m, and Olympic Silver (K2 500m) and Bronze (K1 1000m) at Athens in 2004 as well as mounting the World Championships podium four times between 1991 and 1995 to claim one Gold, two Silver and a Bronze medal.
Born on July 27, 1992, in Brisbane, Clint David Robinson grew up at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast. A promising rugby league player as a schoolboy, his passion was surf lifesaving and in 1987 he won the Cadet Malibu Board Race at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships. That led to an invitation to join the Australian Olympic Kayak squad in 1988 – and ultimately to representing Australia at five Olympic games, the last at Beijing in 2008 at the age of 36.
While training with the Olympic squad he continued to compete in beach events, notably the Uncle Toby’s Iron Man series, where the rigorous Olympic kayak training helped him dominate the ski and board events but limited the time available for running and swimming training.
Clint was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport’s Best of the Best in 2001 and into Queensland Sport Hall of Fame 2009.
In 1993 Clint was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for services to the sport of canoeing and in 2013 inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.