Randy Williams

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Randel ("Randy") Luvelle Williams (born 23 August 1953 in Fresno, California) was an American athlete who mainly competed in the men's long jump event.

He competed for the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany where he won the gold medal in the long jump. His winning jump of 8.34m set the World Junior Record that has stood ever since. Williams also competed for the United States in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada in the long jump where he won the silver medal.

Williams attended the University of Southern California. In high school, Williams attended Edison High School in Fresno. At the CIF California State Meet in 1969 he finished third, behind future rival James McAllister, 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.

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

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