Earl Young (athlete)

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Earl Young
Earl Young 1960.jpg
Earl Young at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1941-02-14) February 14, 1941 (age 76)
San Fernando, California, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 400 m
Club ACU Wildcats, Abilene
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.5 (1960)
220 yd – 20.9 (1960)
400 m – 45.7 (1960)

Earl Verdelle Young (born February 14, 1941) is a retired American sprinter. He competed at the 1960 Olympics and won a gold medal in the 4×400 m relay setting a new world record at 3.02.2. He finished sixth in 400 m, in a time of 45.9 s that matched the former Olympic Record. At the 1963 Pan American Games, Young won gold medals in both 4×100 m and 4×400 m relays.[1]

He was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.[2]

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