Earl Young (athlete)
Earl Young at the 1960 Olympics
February 14, 1941 |
San Fernando, California, United States
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|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.
He was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.
- Earl Young. Sports Reference
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- Obituary of Oliver Jackson, Young's coach. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
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