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Bob Young

Full name: Robert Clark "Bob" Young
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: January 15, 1916 in Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: February 3, 2011 in Bakersfield, California, United States
Affiliations: UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


The 20-year-old Bob Young of UCLA was the youngest member of the 1936 4×400 m relay team. Young placed fifth at the Final Trials, having earlier set a personal best of 47.1 for 400 m in finishing second to Jimmy LuValle at the Western Olympic Trials. Just after the Berlin Olympics, he competed in a dual meet in London against a British Empire team, and helped the USA team (with Chuck Hornbostel, Harry Williamson, and John Woodruff) set a world record in the 4×880 yard relay. In 1937 he posted his best mark for 440 y when he ran 47.1 in a heat of the AAUs, and he also had his best finish that year at the AAU Meet, placing second to Ray Malott. Young attended Bakersfield College and UCLA. After college he worked for Standard Oil in his native Bakersfield, before serving in the US Navy during World War II. After the war he worked as an accountant for 10 years, handling the accounts of farmers, before becoming a grape farmer himself in Paso Robles, selling many of his grapes to the Paul Masson Winery. At his death, Young was survived by Alice, his wife of 71 years.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.1 (1936/37).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics United States USA Final 2 3:11.0 47,6
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:13.0
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