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Clarence Earl "Arnie" Robinson, Jr.
(born April 7, 1948 in
) won the
for the men's
1976 Summer Olympics
. That was an improvement on the bronze medal he won at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Robinson stayed in the San Diego area throughout his career, first at
Samuel F. B. Morse High School
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego State University
, where he was the 1970
NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Champion
in the long jump. The following year he won his first
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
title, representing the San Diego Track Club. That qualified him to go to the Athletics at the 1971 Pan American Games, where he won the Gold Medal. In 1972 he won the USA Championships again, this time representing the U.S. Army. That was the first time he qualified for the Olympic team winning the
. In Munich that year he was third in the Olympics behind youngster
who was setting the still standing
World Junior Record
in the long jump. Then starting in 1975, Robinson went on to win four straight USA Outdoor Championships, representing an assortment of clubs. The 1975 championship qualified Robinson to again go to the Pan Am Games, where he won the silver medal behind the first of 4 jumping gold medals for
João Carlos de Oliveira
. In 1976, he bested Williams in both the Olympic...
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