|Birth: ||May 16, 1892|
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1958, USA|
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Richard Leslie "Dick" Byrd (May 16, 1892 – June 20, 1958) was an American athlete and baseball player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal in the discus throw. Byrd succeeded in beating the world record holder James Duncan of the US in the discus, but was outclassed by Armas Taipale of Finland, who had a winning margin of almost ten feet.
Also in the 1912 Olympics, he competed in the standing high jump finishing 4th, and in the standing long jump, finishing 8th. He also participated in the two-handed discus throw event, finishing 17th.
At the same Olympics he also was a member of USA national baseball team which competed in a single baseball match, held as demonstration sport.
Later, Lt. R. L. Byrd, U.S. Marine Corps, won the discus at the Inter-Allied Games held at the Pershing Stadium, Paris, in 1919. Later in the year he finished second in the AAU national championship.
1st Lt Byrd resigned from the Marines on March 5, 1920.
Iva Cathryne Sourwine Byrd (1892 - 1976)
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