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Randy Barnes


On May 31, 1979, Randy Barnes of St. Albans set a state record in the discus throw. Barnes, who still holds the state record in both the shot put and the discus, won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games.

Learn more:
"Barnes Shatters '57 Discus Mark" (Randy Barnes)
"Randy Returns With Gold" (Randy Barnes)
"Barnes Wins Gold Medal on Last Throw" (Randy Barnes)
"Barnes In Daze After Winning Gold" (Randy Barnes)
"The Other Big Throw" (Randy Barnes)


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