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Bob Mathias
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1948, Bob Mathias (Tulare High School) in his best event, the discus throw, in his first decathlon, at the Southern Pacific AAU Decathlon Championship. He became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in a track and field event in 1948 in London, when he won the decathlon at 17. It was only his third decathlon competition, having qualified for the Olympics by winning two events in the United States.
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