David Young (swimmer)

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David King Young III
Personal information
Full name David King Young III
National team  United States
Born (1907-04-20)April 20, 1907
Atlanta, Georgia
Died January 16, 1988(1988-01-16) (aged 80)
San Antonio, Texas
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club New York Athletic Club
College team Georgia Institute of Technology

David K. Young (April 20, 1907 – January 16, 1988) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] Young swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Under the Olympic swimming rules in force in 1928, however, he was not eligible to receive a medal because he did not compete in the relay event final.

Young was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he competed for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets swimming team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. In 1927, he won the NCAA national championship in the 150-yard backstroke with a time of 1:44.0.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, David Young. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  3. ^ HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2002-02-23 at the Library of Congress. Retrieved March 22, 2013.

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