A Wood River man brought home two medals recently from the National Senior Olympics in Cleveland, Ohio.  51-year old Mike Young won a gold medal running in the 4x100 relay team and brought home a bronze medal in the 50 meter race.  He also competed in the 100 meters and the long jump at the Senior Olympics which were held July 27-29. 

Young competed in the men’s 50-54 age group at the Olympics.  Other age groups that competed that weekend were 55-59 & 60-64 (men & women).


The gold medal relay team consisted of:

1.   Mike Young (Wood River, IL)

2.   Paul Sabree (South Carolina)

3.   Rohan Stuart (Georgia)

4.   William Vaughn, Jr. (Washington)


Young took third place (bronze medal) in the 50 meter finals.  He finished 6th overall in the long jump.  He also competed in the 100 meters but did not qualify for the finals.  He was hampered by a hamstring injury on the third and final day of the Olympics competition.

He qualified for the National Senior Olympics by competing in the Illinois Senior Olympics in Springfield back in 2012.  The 2013 National Senior Olympics were held in Cleveland, Ohio at Baldwin Wallace University.    

Young is scheduled to be a guest on Z-1570's "Let's Talk" Program on August 22 at 11:30 am.