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Larry Young

Full name: Lawrence Dean "Larry" Young
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: February 10, 1943 in Independence, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Mid-America Track Club, Kansas City (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Larry Young was America's most successful international walker. In addition to his two Olympic medals, he placed 10th in the Olympic 20km walk in 1972. At the Pan American Games he won gold at 50 km. in 1967 and 1971 and bronze at 20 km. in 1975. After enlisting in the navy out of high school, Larry Young attended Columbia College (Missouri) on the only race-walking scholarship ever given in the United States. He later became a metal sculptor.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-30:10 (1974); 50kmW – 4-00:46 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk United States USA 10
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Standings 10 1-32:53.4

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Standings 3 4-31:55.4
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics United States Final Standings 3 4-00:46.0
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