Earl Young (athlete)

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Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Men's Athletics
Gold 1960 Rome 4x400m relay
Pan American Games
Gold 1963 São Paulo 4x100 metres relay
Gold 1963 São Paulo 4x400 metres relay

Earl Verdelle Young (born February 14, 1941 in San Fernando, California) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]

At the Rome Olympics, Earl Young was sixth in 400 m—in a time of 45.9s that matched the former Olympic Record—and ran the second leg in the American 4x400 m relay team,[1] which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.02.2.[2]

At the 1963 Pan-American Games, Young won gold medals in both 4x100 m relay and 4x400 m relay.


  1. ^ a b Associated Press (September 11, 1960). "Tumultuous 1960 Olympics summed us as Russia, Rhubarbs, Rudolph and Reverses". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. Section 4. 
  2. ^ Harasta, Cathy (February 19, 2004). Dallas Morning News. 

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