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Stone Johnson

Full name: Stone Edward Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: April 26, 1940 in Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: September 8, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: Grambling Tigers, Grambling (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In the first semi-final of the 1960 US Olympic Trials, Stone Johnson equaled the world record in running 20.5 for the 200. He placed second in the final to Ray Norton. Sprinting for Grambling State, he was also second in the 1960 NCAA 200. He then turned to professional football. In a 1963 pre-season game, playing for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Oakland Raiders, he sustained a broken neck and died 10 days later. Although he never played a down in a regular-season NFL game, his number 33 was retired by the Chiefs.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.2 (1960); 200 – 20.5 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 5
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Final 5 20.8 20.93 3
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 20.8 20.93
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 20.9 21.08
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 21.7 21.81

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States USA Final AC DQ [39.4] [39.60] 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 39.7 39.67
1960 Summer 20 Roma Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 39.7 39.87