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Dave Johnson

Full name: David Alan "Dave" Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: April 7, 1963 in Missoula, Montana, United States
Affiliations: New York Athletic Club/Reebok Running Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Johnson was a decathlete who competed at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1992. He competed in college at Azusa Pacific College, placing second in 1985 at the NAIA Meet. He won the TAC Championships in 1986 and again in 1989, when his mark of 8,594 points gave him a titular American record because of new javelin specifications, although it was below [Bruce Jenner]’s 1976 Olympic gold medal mark of 8,634. In 1990 Johnson won the TAC Meet again, but then finished second to [Dan O’Brien] at the 1991 TAC Meet.

In 1992 Johnson and O’Brien became well-known for a series of Reebok commercials promoting “Dan and Dave” as they endeavoured to win gold at Barcelona. The promotion came to a rocky end when O’Brien no-heighted in the pole vault at the 1992 Olympic Trials, but Johnson made the team and won his bronze medal.

Johnson continued to compete after Barcelona, winning the Mt. Sac Relays in 1994 and 1995. At the 1996 Olympic Trials, he placed sixth in his final competitive decathlon. He was later athletic director at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, but then accepted a position with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2013, and worked as a volunteer coach at local high schools and colleges.

Personal Best: Dec – 8705 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 9
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1985AT) T D H C/F/P
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Final Standings 9 8.180
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 100 metres 16 827 11.15
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 100 metres Heat One 2 827 11.15
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump 17 842 7.12
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 7.12
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put 12 760 14.52
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 14.35
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 13.87
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 14.52
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 7T 831 2.03
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 1.88 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 1.97 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 2.00 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 2.03 metres NP o
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States High jump 2.06 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 400 metres 17 854 49.15
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Two 2 854 49.15
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 8 891 14.66
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 2 891 14.66
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Discus throw 16 713 42.36
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP 42.36
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Pole vault 7T 880 4.90
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Pole vault 4.60 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Pole vault 4.80 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Pole vault 4.90 metres NP xxo
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Pole vault 5.00 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Javelin throw 5 835 66.46
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 62.70
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP 66.46
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 1,500 metres 14 747 4:29.62
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 10 747 4:29.62
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Final Standings 3 8.309
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 100 metres 21 825 11.16
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 100 metres Heat One 8 825 11.16
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Long jump 10T 893 7.33
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP foul
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 7.33
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 7.56
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Shot put 8 807 15.28
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP foul
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP foul
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 15.28
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 12T 803 2.00
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 1.94 metres NP o
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 1.97 metres NP xo
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 2.00 metres NP xxo
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States High jump 2.03 metres NP xxx
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 400 metres 18T 826 49.76
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 400 metres Heat One 4 826 49.76
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 9T 879 14.76
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat One 6 879 14.76
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Discus throw 4 852 49.12
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP 43.68
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP 49.12
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP 46.80
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 2T 941 5.10
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 4.70 metres NP xo
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 4.90 metres NP o
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 5.00 metres NP o
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 5.10 metres NP o
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Pole vault 5.20 metres NP xxx
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Javelin throw 2 781 62.86
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 49.78
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP 62.86
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP foul
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 1,500 metres 13 702 4:36.63
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 7 702 4:36.63
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