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Earl Young

Full name: Earl Verdelle Young
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: February 14, 1941 in San Fernando, California, United States
Affiliations: ACU Wildcats, Abilene (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Earl Young took up quarter-miling in his freshman year (1959) at Abilene Christian. In his first season he ran 48.5 for 440y, but showed dramatic improvement in the Olympic year and ran 45.9 for sixth place in the Olympic final before contributing a 45.6 stage on the winning relay team. At the 1963 Pan American Games he won gold with both relay teams in the 4×100 metres (with Ollan Cassell, Ira Murchison, and the non-Olympian Brooks Johnson) and in the 4×400 metres (with Ollan Cassell and the non-Olympians James Johnson and Richard Edmunds).

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1960); 220 – 20.9 (1960); 400 – 45.7 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 6
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States Final 6 45.9 46.07 2
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 46.1 46.29
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 46.1 46.25
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 47.6 47.79

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:02.2 3:02.37 45,52
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:08.4 3:08.57
1960 Summer 19 Roma Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:10.4 3:10.58
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