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David Johnson

Full name: David Charles Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 20, 1947 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Affiliations: Philadelphia Aquatic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

David Johnson swam for Yale University, where he graduated in 1969, and the Philadelphia Aquatic Club. At Yale Johnson helped win the 1968 NCAA title inn the 4x200 yard freestyle relay. Johnson made the 1968 Olympic team although he had broken his arm in May 1968, and swam many laps with his arm in a cast, while wrapped in a plastic bag. He later attended Yale Medical School and then became an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. Johnson was team doctor for the US Olympic team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He continued to swim in medical school and won three gold medals at the 1973 World University Games, in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the medley relay. Johnson did his internship and residency at George Washington University and later practiced in Washington, DC, mainly out of the MedStar Washington Hospital.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:35.4 53.1 1:47.6

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 8:05.1 2:02.9 4:03.1
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