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Ritchie Johnston

Full name: Richard Eldsdon "Ritchie" Johnston
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1931 in Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Died: July 18, 2001 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother of Warren Johnston.

Biography

Ritchie Johnston was New Zealand champion in the tandem sprint in both 1954-55, before placing fifth at the 1956 Olympics with his brother Warren Johnston. After the Olympics Ritchie Johnston turned to the roads, winning the 1957 New Zealand Road Championship. He competed at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the road race, but did not finish.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres New Zealand NZL 5T

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling New Zealand NZL Quarter-Finals Heat One 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling New Zealand NZL Round One Heat Four 1 QU 11.3
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