Full name: John Anthony "Johnny" Gibson
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: July 3, 1905 in Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Died: December 29, 2006 in Newton, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Bloomfield Catholic Lyceum
Country: United States
In 1927, John Gibson won the AAU 440y hurdles in a world record time of 52.6. He placed on the podium in the AAU 400 hurdles five years consecutively â 1924-28 â with seconds in 1925-26 and thirds in 1924 and 1928. He was ranked in the US top 25 lists in the 400 hurdles every year from 1924-28 and 1930.
Gibson graduated from Fordham University and competed for the Bloomfield Catholic Lyceum. He later became a track coach at Seton Hall University and a popular official at meets on the East Coast. Gibson is a member of multiple Halls of Fame, including those for Fordham University, Seton Hall University, Helms Hall, the New Jersey Sports Authority, and Garden State.
Personal Bests: 400 â 48.1 (1928); 440yH â 52.6 (1927).
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