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Darius Young

Full name: Darius Robert Young
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: April 2, 1938 in Anaheim, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

Darius Young was a pistol shooter who competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, starting his Olympic career at 50-years-old at Seoul. Young earned an education degree from Colorado State University in 1962, and gained a masters’ degree from there in 1964. He earned his PhD in industrial technology from The Ohio State University in 1968. Young competed in over 100 international events, starting in 1958. He was a 12-time US champion, and set 18 US shooting records and 26 Canadian national records. He competed at every Pan American Games from 1979-95, winning 11 medals and 5 gold medals. Young was an alternate to the 1980 and 1984 US Olympic Teams. He was the only US shooter to win national titles in all five pistol events – free, standard, air, rapid-fire, center-fire.

Young served for many years in the US Army Reserve and won distinguished service awards in service rifle, service pistol and international pistol. He and his wife later settled in Alberta, Canada, where he served as a professor of education at the University of Alberta.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 50 Seoul Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres United States USA 16T
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting Men's Air Pistol, 10 metres United States USA 33T
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres United States USA 4

Men's Air Pistol, 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Standings 571
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 571 96 96 97 94 92 96

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P PRP FRP
1988 Summer 50 Seoul Shooting United States USA Final Standings 556
1988 Summer 50 Seoul Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 556 91 96 95 90 91 93
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Standings 655
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Final Round 655 566 89
1992 Summer 54 Barcelona Shooting United States USA Preliminary Round 566 95 93 95 95 95 93
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