Full name: Terence Lloyd Johnson
Born: April 7, 1900 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Great Britain
Died: December 26, 1984 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leicester Walking Club/Coventry Goldiva Harriers
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Tebbs Lloyd Johnson was a remarkable competitor who remained in the top flight for 25 years. After placing third in the RWA 20 miles walk in 1923, he won the title in 1927, 1931, and 1934, and was the 50K champion in 1931, 1934, and 1949. At the 1948 Olympics he won a bronze medal and, at 48 years, 115 days, he became the oldest Olympic medalist in an athletics event. His best performance came in the 1936 RWA 50K when he crossed the line 4 seconds ahead of future Olympic champion Harold Whitlock, but was disqualified for lifting in the closing stages of a dramatic finish. His time was not bettered by a British walker for 20 years. He succeeded Whitlock as National Coach and served as RWA President 1970-71.
Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-37:55.4 (1934); 20 mile Walk – 2-47:22.0 (1930); 50kmW – 4-36:02.0 (1948).
|1936 Summer||36||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||17|
|1948 Summer||48||London||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||3||Bronze|
|1936 Summer||36||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Final Standings||17||4-54:56.0|
|1948 Summer||48||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final Standings||3||4-48:31|