Cyrus C. Jr. YOUNG

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
Olympic Medals
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesHelsinki 1952
Year of Birth1928


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 hampered by an ankle injury 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. John Wayne arranged for him to have a Hollywood screen test but Young turned it down and returned to his farm.

Personal Best: JT – 79.16 (1956).

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