|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Cyrus J. "Cy"•Young, Jr.|
|Born||23 July 1928 in Modesto, California (USA)|
|Died||6 December 2017 in Modesto, California (USA)|
|Measurements||195 cm / 93 kg|
|Affiliations||Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA) / LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)|
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).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1952 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Cy Young|
|Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic)||1||Gold|
|1956 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Cy Young|
|Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic)||11|