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BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE 24: JESSE OWENS, PART 9 THE JESSE OWENS AWARDS 1992 - KEVIN YOUNG



THE JESSE OWENS AWARDS 1992



KEVIN YOUNG

Kevin C. Young (born September 16, 1966) is a former American athlete. He was the winner of the 400 meter hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the final of this event he set a world record and Olympic record of 46.78 seconds, which remains unbeaten, and the only time 47 seconds has been broken.







He became the 400 m hurdles world champion the following year, winning at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 47.18 seconds.



He had an unusual hurdling technique of switching between 12 and 13 strides
between the hurdles,




departing from the 13-stride technique


popularized by Edwin Moses.


He was inducted into the







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