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Chuan-Kwang "C. K." Yang
Birth: Jul. 10, 1933, Taiwan
Death: Jan. 27, 2007
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Olympic Athlete. Taiwan's first Olympic medal winner. After training for the decathlon, he won a gold medal at the 1954 Asian Games in Manila, along with the nickname, "Asian Iron Man". After winning another gold medal at the 1958 Asian Games in Japan, he traveled to the United States to study at the University of California at Los Angeles. He competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics, where his UCLA teammate, Rafer Johnson, took the gold medal in the decathlon, and Yang took the silver medal. It was the first-ever medal won by Taiwan. In 1963, Sports Illustrated declared him the "World's Best Athlete". After competing again in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, he served on Taiwan's Olympic Committee for most of the rest of his life. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
Burial:
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Ventura
Ventura County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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Chuan-Kwang C. K. Yang
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- Old Coot
 Added: May. 28, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Rafer Johnson should be honored to meet one of the greatest athletes known as the "Iron Man of Asia."
- S P
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012
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