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Cy Young

Full name: Cyrus J. "Cy" Young, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (195 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: July 23, 1928 in Modesto, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA) / LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Cy Young is the only U.S. athlete to have won the Olympic javelin title. In April 1956, Young had the best throw of his career with 259-8½ (79.16). Later in the season, he won his only AAU championship, but he failed to make a significant challenge in defense of his Olympic crown and finished 11th in Melbourne. Young graduated from UCLA in 1951 and became a rancher.

Personal Best: JT – 79.16 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 11

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 73.78
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 7 68.45
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 OR 73.78 73.78
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 72.80 73.78
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 65.73 73.78
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 71.73 73.78
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 QU 67.26
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 67.26
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 10 58.52
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 2 67.26 67.26
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 11 68.64
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 11 66.32 66.32
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 11 68.64 68.64
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 74.76
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 13 63.30
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 1 OR 74.76 74.76
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass