William Yount

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Joseph•Yount
Used nameWilliam•Yount
Born7 June 1899 in Redlands, California (USA)
Died23 August 1972 in San Bernardino, California (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


William Yount placed second in the 1920 AAU high hurdles and third in that event in 1921. He also finished fourth in the AAU long jump in 1921. He graduated from Redlands College in 1921 and later competed for the Los Angeles AC. Yount later coached at Redlands College and also helped run the automotive firm of Loge and Yount.

Personal Bests: 110H – 15.0 (1920); LJ – 6.72 (22-0¾) (1921).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA William Yount
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r2/3