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Tony Johnson

Full name: Philip Anthony "Tony" Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: November 16, 1940 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: Potomac BC, Washington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Tony Johnson was one-half of what may be America's greatest ever pair without. In 1967, together with Larry Hough, he won the Pan American Games, the National Championship, the North American Championship, and the European Championship. Johnson also won U.S. championships in the pairs without in 1963, 1965, and 1968, in the pairs with in 1967 and, rowing for the Potomac BC, in the 1965 eight-oared shell. He competed in the 1964 Olympics in the coxless pairs with Jim Edmonds, but they failed to make the finals. At Mexico City in 1968, Johnson and Hough were thought to have a good shot at a gold medal, but lost by inches to an East German pair. Johnson graduated from Syracuse University and later became the head crew coach at Yale.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs United States USA 10
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing United States USA James Edmonds B Final 7:15.04
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing United States USA James Edmonds Round One Repêchage Heat Three 7:30.84
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing United States USA James Edmonds Round One Heat One 7:33.89
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Larry Hough Final 7:26.71
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Larry Hough Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:21.50
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Larry Hough Round One Heat Three 7:19.92
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