Tommy Robinson represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1956.
At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, he won gold in the 200 yards dash and silver in the 100 yards dash. He again won silver in the 100 yards in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Tommy Robinson claimed a gold medal at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games. The Thomas Robinson Stadium (15,000 seats) in the Bahamian capital Nassau was named after him. Robinson was a contributor on the University of Michigan track team from 1958 to 1961, winning multiple team and individual Big 10 championships during his tenure. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1985.