Lawrence (Larry) Ellwyne Myricks (Clinton, Mississippi10 March 1956) is a former American athletewho competed mainly in the long jump. He was twice world champion and multiple American indoor champion on this part. He took part in the Olympic Games three times and stood during his Athletics career in the shadow of Carl Lewis. With a PR of 20,03 s on the 200 m , he was also a strong sprinter.


[hide]*1 Biography


International successes[Edit]Edit

Myricks attended Mississippi College. In 1976 he made his Olympic debut at the Olympic Games of Montreal. He qualified for the final, but had to give up because of a broken foot. One of the best years of his Athletics career was the year 1979. He then won the NCAAChampionship, the u.s. Championship, the World Cup and was first on the list with the best world year results. In February 1981 he defeated Carl Lewis on the TAC indoor championships.

Represented the United States In 1988 on the Myricks Seoul Olympics. With a freshest attempt of 8.27 m he finished behind his compatriots Carl Lewis (Gold; 8.72) and Mike Powell (silver; 8.49).


At the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki He took part in the 200 metres. Myricks was killed in the heats with a time of 21.74. In 1988 he became an American Champion on this part.

Lifelong is one year[Edit]Edit

In 1990 tested Myricks at three games in the period January-February on phenylpropanolamine, a positive on the doping list occurring psychoactive drug. He got initially by the TAC imposed a lifetime suspension, which was later reversed to a suspension of one year. As a result, he could again participate in competitions from april 1991. [1]


  • World long jump indoorkampioen-1987, 1989
  • American Champion 200 m-1988
  • American long jump champion-1979, 1980, 1989
  • American indoor champion long jump-1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989
  • NCAA-champion long jump-1976, 1979
  • NCAA indoor long jump champion-1987, 1989

Personal bests[Edit]Edit

Part Performance Date Place
100 m 10.26 s 3 May 1987 Shizuoka
200 m 20,03 s 19 June 1983 Indianapolis
400 m 46,74 s
long jump 8,74 m 18 July 1988 Indianapolis
Part Performance Date Place
long jump 8.45 m 27 January 1990 Liévin


long jump[Edit]Edit


  • USA Track and Field Hall of Fame-2001
  • Mt. San Antonio College Hall of Fame-1994

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