Clint Robinson OAM
Clint Robinson is one of Australia's national sporting heroes.
Arguably Australia's greatest ever kayaker, Clint won gold in the K1 1000m at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and bronze in Atlanta in 1996. At Athens he took out silver in the K2 500m in what he now claims is his crowning glory. Today he is the proud owner of a full set of Olympic medals.
Many say Athens is the sweetest victory of all for Robinson who overcame the disappointment of Sydney. Prior to Sydney, the father of Robinson's girlfriend was killed in a road accident three weeks prior to the 2000 Olympics. Robinson, heart heavy and battling an illness, failed to reach the finals.
Between Olympics Clint won a world sprint canoe championship title in 1994 and holds an amazing 61 national titles in kayaking and surf lifesaving. He wrote his name into the record books in 1999 by surpassing ironman legend Trevor Hendy for the most number of gold medals in Surf Lifesaving Australian Championships, today holding a massive 36 gold in the sport.
Clint Robinson was awarded an OAM in 1993 and inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport's 'Best of the Best' in 2001 and the Surf Lifesaving Hall of Fame in 2004. He is currently head coach of Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club.
Client Comments for Clint Robinson
Clint Robinson travels from Queensland Australia
- Clint is a great presenter and his down to earth friendly attitude, despite his extraordinary success, is very motivating and inspiring.
Count Financial Limited
- Clint was a delight. The customers loved his stories and were thrilled to hold his medals. A credit to Saxtons.
John Willett & Associates
- Clint's speech was very motivational and captivating; I have received fantastic feedback from people who attended.
NUSport - University Sports Awards
- He mingled at the bar with the attendees and worked the floor very well. He played the Barcelona Event and spoke through the race, commitment, goals and motivation then talked about life after sport and his business, building construction. He gave his own views on dealing with situations, winning deals and losing customers. Overall Clint is a legend in Australian sport, a favourite Queenslander and now respected businessman. Feedback has been very positive from all that attended.
"Alice and Samantha were wonderful to work with. No request was too difficult which is lovely."
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council
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