|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||Richard Leslie "Dick"•Byrd|
|Born||16 May 1892 in Shiloh, Indiana (USA)|
|Died||20 June 1958|
|Measurements||181 cm / 88 kg|
Leslie Byrd succeeded in beating the world record holder James Duncan in the 1912 Olympic discus, but was outclassed by Armas Taipale of Finland, who had a winning margin of almost ten feet. Captain R. L. Byrd, U.S. Marine Corps, won the discus at the Inter-Allied Games held at the Pershing Stadium, Paris, in 1919. Later in the year he finished second in the AAU.
Byrd also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.
Personal Bests: DT – 43.84 (1919); JT – 129-10 (39.57) (1912).
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||Standing High Jump, Men||Olympic||=4||Representing United States|
|Standing Long Jump, Men||Olympic||8|
|Discus Throw, Men||Olympic||2||Silver|
|Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men||Olympic||17|
|Javelin Throw, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|Baseball (Baseball/Softball)||Baseball, Men||Olympic (non-medal)||United States||1|
|Baseball, Men||Olympic (non-medal)||US West "Finlands"||2|