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Ernest Johnson

Full name: Ernest Alfred Johnson
Gender: Male
Born: November 18, 1912 in Putney, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 29, 1997 in Kingsbridge, Devon, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

A plumber from the London borough of Putney, Ernest Johnson was a familiar figure at the Herne Hill velodrome during the thirties. He was part of the British quartet that won bronze medals in the team pursuit at both the Los Angeles and Berlin Summer Olympic Games. The performance of the British pursuiters in Berlin was unusual in that they lost all three races before the bronze medal race but progressed each time because of their finishing times were superior to other heat winners.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 4:56.0
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 4:57.4
1932 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 3 QU 4:58.2
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Seven 2