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William Johnson

Full name: William Roy Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: March 19, 1947 in Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: April 22, 2005
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

William Johnson had the bad luck of swimming on two winning relay teams without receiving an actual gold medal. Unlike in modern Games, in 1968 no gold medals were awarded to swimmers who only competed in the heats. Johnson competed in the lead-off legs of both the 4 x 100 m and 4 x 200 m freestyle relays, that were both won by the US team. Johnson swam for La Habra High School, graduating in 1964, and then attended the University of Southern California, swimming for them through 1969. At the 1967 NCAAs he third in the 200 free, fourth in the 100 fly, and sixth in the 200 IM, making All-American in all three events. In 1968, he placed fifth in the 200 yard freestyle at the NCAAs and was third in the 200 free at the AAU Championship.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:35.4 54.5 54.5

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 8:05.1 2:00.2 2:00.2
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