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Thomas Johnson

Full name: Horace Thomas Johnson
Nickname(s): Tiny
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 30, 1886 in Fulham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: August 12, 1966 in Bromley, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Putney A.C. / Catford Cycling Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Frederick Hamlin.

Medals: 3 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

In 1922, Thomas “Tiny” Johnson won his only international title as Amateur Sprint World Champion, defeating [Maurice Peeters] in the final, after Johnson had placed second in 1920. In addition to his two silver medals in Antwerpen in 1920 in the sprint and team pursuit, he had already won a silver medal in the tandem at London in 1908, together with his brother-in-law [Frederick Hamlin]. This came only three years after Johnson joined Putney AC and took up competitive cycling. At home he was particularly successful on the tandem, winning three British Championships (1907, 1909-10) and setting a national quarter-mile tandem record in 1908. In 1913 and 1920 Johnson won the prestigious Muratti Gold Cup in Manchester. An open fracture below the knee forced him to finish his active career. Cycling Weekly magazine honored Johnson in 1949 by dedicating a full page in the Golden Book of Cycling to him.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Men's 50 kilometres Great Britain GBR AC DNF [16 km.]

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M 2cST
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 2 シ wheel behind
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 14.8
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round Two Heat Five 1 QU/OR 11.8
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 12.6

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:42.2
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:14.8

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 5:13.8
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 5:14.0
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 5:23.8

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF [16 km.]
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