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Medal record

Larry Myricks
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul Long jump
World Championships
Bronze 1987 Rome Long jump
Bronze 1991 Tokyo Long jump
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1987 Indianapolis Long jump
Gold 1989 Budapest Long jump

Larry Myricks (born 10 March 1956 in Clinton, Mississippi) was an American athlete who mainly competed in the men's long jump event.

A durable jumper, Myricks first broke onto the track scene in 1979, when he was NCAA Champion, US National Champion (27-2), and World Cup Champion (8.52m). He repeated as national champion in 1980 and in 1989.

He competed for the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea where he won the bronze medal in the men's long jump competition.

With a personal best of 8.74 m in the long jump, he was also a useful 200 m sprinter with a best of 20.03 s at the US National Championships in 1983 behind his nemesis Carl Lewis, who along with Mike Powell overshadowed him for most of his career.

He is also a graduate of Mississippi College.He was coached there by Joe Walker (now at Ole Miss).


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Yugoslavia Nenad Stekić
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
East Germany Lutz Dombrowski
Preceded by
United States Carl Lewis
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Mike Powell



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