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Corny Johnson

Full name: Cornelius Cooper "Corny" Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 21, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 15, 1946 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Compton Junior College
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As an 18-year-old high school student, Corny Johnson tied for first place in the 1932 Olympic high jump, but was relegated to fourth place in the jump-off. Johnson then went to Compton Junior College and early in 1936 he set a world indoor record of 6-8 15/16 (2.05). At the 1936 Final Trials he tied with Dave Albritton when both set a world record of 6-9¾ (2.07) and he then took the Olympic title, clearing 6-8 (2.03) without a single failure before unsuccessfully attempting a new world record of 6-10 (2.08). Johnson won or shared the AAU title five times and was AAU indoor champion three times – twice tied. Johnson died of bronchial pneumonia while being taken to hospital.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.076 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 4
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 4 1.97
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP o
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.94 metres NP xo
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 1.97 metres NP xo
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 2.03
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.70 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.80 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.85 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.94 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.97 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres NP OR o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2.03 metres NP OR o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2.08 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.85
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group Two 1T 1.85
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.60 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.70 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.80 metres NP o
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.85 metres NP o
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