Cyrus C. Jr. YOUNG

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1928
Olympic Results

Biography

Cyrus C. Jr. YOUNG

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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#11
Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

G
Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics