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Jan Johnson

Full name: Jan Eric Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: November 11, 1950 in Hammond, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Track Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

While attending Kansas, Jan Johnson won the 1970 NCAA outdoor pole vault although the competition was concluded indoors in a nearby fieldhouse because of a cloudburst. Johnson later enrolled at Alabama and claimed three major victories in 1971, winning the AAU outdoor, the NCAA Indoor, and the Pan American Games. His career best of 18-0½ (5.50) came at the 1972 Final Trials when he placed third. Johnson earned a Ph.D. in physical education at Southern Illinois and continued to compete sporadically for a number of seasons after the Olympics.

Father of Chelsea Johnson, World silver medalist in pole vault 2009.

Personal Bests: LJ – 24-9 (7.54) (1972); PV – 18-0½ (5.50) (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 3 5.35 1 2 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.00 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.10 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.20 metres 3 xo 1 1 2 5.20
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.30 metres 4 p 1 1 2 5.20
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.35 metres 3 xo 1 2 4 5.35
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Final Round 5.40 metres 3 xxx 1 2 4 5.35
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 QU 5.10 1 2 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 7 5.10 1 2 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.00 metres 4 xo 1 1 2 5.00
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5.10 metres 7 xo 1 2 4 5.10
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