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Yang C. K.

Full name: Yang Chuan-Kwang "C. K."
Original name: 楊 傳廣
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 10, 1933 in Taitung, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei
Died: January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Country: TPE Chinese Taipei
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

C. K. Yang is considered the greatest all-around athlete produced by the island nation of Taiwan. He first came to notice in 1954 when he won the decathlon at the 1954 Asian Games. He competed at the 1956 Olympics, placing eighth in the decathlon. In 1958 he repeated his win at the Asian Games in the decathlon, and also won silver medals in the high hurdles and long jump, and a bronze medal in the 400 hurdles. Yang attended UCLA where he competed on the track team alongside his good friend Rafer Johnson. At the 1960 Olympic Games the battle between Yang and Johnson was one of the highlights of the Olympics. Yang was superior in the running and jumping events, but Johnson's strength in the throwing events gave him a small lead going into the 1,500. Yang was a better 1,500 runner, but Johnson hung on Yang's tail throughout the race and managed to narrowly win the gold, Yang taking silver. In 1963 Yang set a world indoor record in the pole vault (4.96 m) and also broke the decathlon world record with 9,121 points. He was expected to be favored for the 1964 decathlon gold medal but a change in the scoring tables devalued his superiority in the pole vault and he placed only fifth in Tokyo. Yang returned to Taiwan where he later became President of the National Sports Training Center.

Personal Bests\: HJ – 2.02 (1956); PV – 5.00 (1963); Dec – 8089/(9121) (1963).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Men's High Jump Chinese Taipei TPE 20
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Men's Decathlon Chinese Taipei TPE 8
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Men's Decathlon Chinese Taipei TPE 2 Silver OR
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Men's Pole Vault Chinese Taipei TPE 10T QR
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Men's Decathlon Chinese Taipei TPE 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Round 20 1.86 0 0 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Round 1.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Round 1.86 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.86
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Round 1.92 metres 20 xxx 0 0 1 1.86
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 7T QU 1.92 0 0 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 1.70 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.70
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 1.78 metres 13T p 0 0 1 1.70
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 1.82 metres 2T o 0 0 2 1.82
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 1.88 metres 3T o 0 0 3 1.88
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 1.92 metres 7T o 0 0 4 1.92

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 10T QU 4.60 0 0 3
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.20 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.30 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.40 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.40
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.50 metres 2 o 0 0 2 4.50
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.55 metres 2 p 0 0 2 4.50
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Qualifying Round 4.60 metres 10T o 0 0 3 4.60

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT) T(H) T(A) D P(1952T) P(1985T) H T P(1962HT) P(1962T)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Standings 8 6,521 6.697 6.736
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres 5T 834 765 797 11.2 11.29
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres Heat Two 2 834 765 797 11.2 11.29
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump 4 6.90 755 790
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put 13 11.56 544 580
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei High jump 1 976 758 1.95
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 400 metres 11T 751 749 753 51.3 51.37
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 400 metres Heat Four 3 751 749 753 51.3 51.37
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles 4 813 821 825 15.0 15.20
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles Heat One 2 813 821 825 15.0 15.20
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw 13 33.92 469 542
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Pole vault 11T 438 431 3.30
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw 7 57.88 685 706
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 1,500 metres 12 256 555 5:00.8 5:00.97
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Chinese Taipei 1,500 metres Heat Three 4 256 555 5:00.8 5:00.97
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Standings 2 OR 8,334 7.820 7.839
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres 1 =OB 1.034 874 888 10.7 10.88
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres Heat Six 1 =OB 1.034 874 888 10.7 10.88
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump 1 7.46 950 925
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump Round One NP 7.46
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump Round Two NP 7.13
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump Round Three NP 7.37
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put 14 13.33 703 687
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put Round One NP 12.42
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put Round Two NP 13.33
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put Round Three NP foul
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei High jump 1T 900 714 1.90
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 400 metres 2 1.005 898 48.1
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles 1 923 869 874 14.6 14.80
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles Heat Three 1 923 869 874 14.6 14.80
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw 11 39.83 622 661
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw Round One NP 39.83
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw Round Two NP 37.91
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw Round Three NP 36.59
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Pole vault 1 915 702 4.30
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw 4 68.22 937 862
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw Round One NP 65.90
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw Round Two NP 68.22
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw Round Three NP 65.11
1960 Summer 27 Roma Athletics Chinese Taipei 1,500 metres 12 345 628 4:48.5
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Final Standings 5 7.539 7,650
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres 5T 808 11.0 804
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 100 metres Heat Four 2 808 11.0 804
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Long jump 11 6.80 767 778
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Shot put 13 13.23 681 680
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei High jump 10T 636 1.81 689
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 400 metres 3 855 49.0 852
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 400 metres Heat Six 1 855 49.0 852
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles 1 857 14.7 881
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 110 metre hurdles Heat Six 1 857 14.7 881
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Discus throw 13 39.59 656 677
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Pole vault 1T OB 790 4.60 957
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei Javelin throw 1 68.15 861 858
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 1,500 metres 13 628 4:48.4 474
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Athletics Chinese Taipei 1,500 metres Heat Five 3 628 4:48.4 474
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