Earl Young
Earl Young 1960.jpg
Young at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameEarl Verdelle Young
Born (1941-02-14) February 14, 1941 (age 81)
San Fernando, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)
Weight174 lb (79 kg)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)100 m, 400 m
ClubACU Wildcats, Abilene
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.5 (1960)
220 yd – 20.9 (1960)
400 m – 45.7 (1960)
Medal record

Earl Verdelle Young (born February 14, 1941) is a retired American sprinter. He competed at the 1960 Olympics and won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay setting a new world record at 3.02.2. He finished sixth in 400 m, in a time of 45.9 s that matched the former Olympic Record. At the 1963 Pan American Games, Young won gold medals in both 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays.[1]

He was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.[2]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Earl Young". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ "Txtfhalloffame". Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-15.