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Randy Williams
Athletics competitor, long jumper

Randy Williams

Randy Williams
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Intro Athletics competitor, long jumper
Is Athlete
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 August 1953, Fresno, USA
Age 69 years
Star sign Virgo
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 69 kg
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Randy Lavelle Williams (born August 23, 1953) is an American athlete.


In high school, Williams attended Edison High School in Fresno, California. He then attended the University of Southern California.


At the CIF California State Meet in 1969 he finished third, behind future rival James McAlister, in 1970 he finished second behind future NFL star, Lynn Swann and in 1971, he won the meet in what would have clearly been a meet record, had it not been wind aided.


Williams mainly competed in the long jump, in which he won a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics and a silver medal in 1976. His 1972 winning jump of 8.34 m (27–4½) set the world junior record that stood for almost 40 years until it was improved by 1 cm by Sergey Morgunov on June 20, 2012. At the time it was the longest standing record on the books. Williams qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. In 2007 he did receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.

Hall of Fame

In 2009, Williams was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

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