Robison Collects Three Medals at Pan Am Games
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Former Virginia swimmer Scot Robison (’11) represented the United States at the Pan American Games and returned home Saturday with a gold medal and two silvers. Virginia head coach Mark Bernardino served as an assistant coach with the U.S. men at the event, which wrapped up Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Robison was a member of three United States relay teams that reached the podium. He won gold as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team that touched in a winning time of 7:21.96, 6.89 seconds ahead of second-place Brazil (7:21.96).
The Charlotte, N.C., native claimed his first silver anchoring the 4×100-meter relay team that finished in 3:15.62. That relay was 0.97 seconds behind Brazil, which took gold in 3:14.65.
Robison capped the Pan Am Games anchoring the 4×100-meter medley relay team that also took silver. That squad also finished second behind Brazil (3:34.58) and recorded a time of 3:37.17.
Individually, Robison placed fourth overall in the 100-meter freestyle (48.98), just missing a spot on the podium. He went on to finish fifth in the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 1:48.71.
Team USA finished the swimming portion of the Pan American Games with 18 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze medals for a total of 44. Brazil was the second-closest nation in the medal count with 24.