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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
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