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Roger Young

Full name: Roger Jay Young
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: May 21, 1953 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Michigan State Spartans, East Lansing (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Jim Ochowicz; Husband of Connie Paraskevin-Young; Brother of Sheila Young; Uncle of Elli Ochowicz.

Biography

Roger Young was a good all-around cyclist who raced on the track and road, but was best known as a track sprinter. He was US Champion in the match sprint in 1973, placed second in 1974 and 1979, and was third in 1972 and 1978. Young won a gold medal in team pursuit at the 1975 Pan American Games. On the roads, Young won the 1972 Tour of Somerville, the top one-day road race in the United States in that era. He also won the 1971 Tour of Inglemanster, a Belgium road race. Young competed through 1982.

After he stopped racing, Young became a top cycling coach. One of his pupils was American sprinter [Connie Paraskevin], and they would later marry. Roger Young’s sister was [Sheila Young], a multiple Olympic medalist in speed skating and a World Champion in both cycling and speed skating.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Cycling Men's Sprint United States USA 2 h3 r4/10

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Cycling United States Round Two Repêchage Heat Three 2
1972 Summer 19 München Cycling United States Round Two Heat Three 3
1972 Summer 19 München Cycling United States Round One Repêchage Heat Six 1 QU 11.99
1972 Summer 19 München Cycling United States Round One Heat Twelve 2
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