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Don Johnson

Full name: Donald "Don" Johnson
Gender: Male
Born: June 11, 1922
Died: March 17, 1951 in [unknown], Colorado, United States
Affiliations: Utah Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Nordic Combined, Cross Country Skiing

Biography

Don Johnson, who represented the Utah Ski Club at the 1948 Winter Olympics, had been a Navy pilot during World War II, but was living in Hollywood in 1948. In 1947 Johnson had won the Snowshoe Thompson Memorial Race in White Hills, California. He was the second best finisher for the US in both the 18 km race and Nordic Combined in St. Moritz, placing 66th in the 18 km, and 27th in Nordic combined. After the Olympics Johnson attended the University of Denver where he was an engineering major. On 17 March 1951 he was a Lieutenant in the Navy Reserves when he elected to fly home. But he and three people on the plane with him were killed when they ran into a blinding snowstorm and crashed.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres United States USA 66
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 27

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 66 1-32:03

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Final Standings 27 345.10
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 28 157.50 1-32:03
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 27 187.6
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 57.0
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 56.5
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 AC 59.0
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