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Randy Williams

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRandel Lavelle "Randy"•Williams
Used nameRandy•Williams
Born23 August 1953 in Fresno, California (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsTobias Striders
NOC United States

Biography

In 1972 the 19-year-old Randy Williams of Southern Cal became the youngest Olympic long jump champion in history Four years later, he took the silver medal in Montréal and in 1980 he qualified for his third Olympics but, because of the boycott, was denied a chance at his third Olympic medal. Williams saved his best for the Olympics; his domestic accomplishments were less impressive. He won his only NCAA title in 1972 and was AAU champion in 1972 and 1973.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.34 (1977); 200 – 21.15 (1983); LJ – 27-4¼ (8.34) (1972); TJ – 52-3¾ (15.94) (1971).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Randy Williams
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Randy Williams
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver