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Randy Williams

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Inducted: 2009, athlete

Born: August 23, 1953

Events
Long Jump - 8.33 m


The Olympic Games men's long jump gold medalist in 1972 and silver medalist in 1976, Randy Williams qualified for the 1980 Olympic Team, but did not compete because of the U.S. boycott. Williams won numerous national titles during his career including the USA Outdoor crown in 1973, he was USA Indoor champion in 1973, the NCAA Outdoor champion in 1972 and the NCAA Indoor champion in 1973. Williams was world ranked four times by Track & Field News, and was ranked #1 in the world following the 1972 season.

Championships
1972 Olympic Games: Long Jump - 8.24 m (1st)
1976 Olympic Games: Long Jump - 8.11 m (2nd)
1973 AAU Indoors: Long Jump - 8.13 m (1st)
1973 AAU Outdoors: Long Jump - 7.95 m (1st)
1972 NCAA Outdoors: Long Jump - 8.14 m (1st)

Education
undergraduate: University of Southern California

Occupations
Firefighter

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