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Lloyd Johnson

Full name: Terence Lloyd Johnson
Nickname(s): Tebbs
Gender: Male
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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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
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