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 Richard Leslie “Dick” Byrd

Richard Leslie “Dick” Byrd

Birth
Shiloh, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Jun 1958 (aged 66)
USA
Burial Attica, Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sect A, row 4, #13
Memorial ID 68490211 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 17 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68490211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Leslie “Dick” Byrd (16 May 1892–20 Jun 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68490211, citing Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Attica, Seneca County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by ProgBase (contributor 47278889) .