World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Larry Young (athlete)


Larry Young (athlete)

Larry Young
Personal information
Born 10 February 1943
Independence, Missouri

Larry Young (born 10 February 1943, Independence, Missouri, United States) is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 50 kilometer walk.

He competed for the United States in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 50 kilometer walk where he won the bronze medal. He repeated this feat four years later in Munich at the 1972 Summer Olympics despite finishing the race a full 30 minutes quicker.[1] Young is the only American to ever win a medal in long distance racewalking.[2]

Young graduated from Columbia College (Missouri), where he attended on the only racewalking scholarship given in the United States.[1]

Larry Young is also a sculptor who has placed over 50 monumental outdoor sculptures nationally and abroad. Most of his work has been in bronze, but he also works with stainless steel, marble, and other materials. He owns and operates a full-scale, 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) foundry where he personally creates and produces most of his work.[2] He is also a member of Art of the Olympians.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Larry Young Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". 1943-02-10. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Larry Young Sculpture". Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Larry Young". Retrieved 2015-09-15. 

External links

  • Profile
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.