Brian Johnson (athlete)

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Brian Johnson
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1980-03-05) 5 March 1980 (age 34)
Iowa, Louisiana
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana[1]
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Club Holifield International[1]
Coached by Johnny Thomas[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Outdoor: 8.33 m (2006)
Indoor: 8.28 m (2003)

Brian Johnson (born March 5, 1980 in Iowa, Louisiana) is an American long jumper.[3] He is a 2003 NCAA indoor champion, a 2006 U.S. outdoor long jump champion, and a two-time U.S. indoor champion (2005 and 2006).[1] He posted a personal best of 8.33 metres by placing second in the men's long jump at an international meet in Fort-de-France, Martinique.[4] Johnson also won a silver medal for his category at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany, with a best jump of 8.16 metres.[5]

Johnson earned a spot on the U.S. team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, with a best jump of 8.30 metres (27–2.75 ft).[6] He competed as a member of U.S. track and field team in the men's long jump, along with his teammates Miguel Pate and Trevell Quinley. Johnson performed the best jump at 7.79 metres from his second attempt, but fell short in his bid for the final, as he placed twenty-second overall in the qualifying rounds.[7]

Johnson currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he works as an assistant track and field coach at Southern University.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "USATF – Brian Johnson". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Southern Names Johnson Interim Track Coach". Southwestern Athletic Conference. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brian Johnson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (12 May 2006). "Guevara vs Williams-Darling to top out Banamex 2006". IAAF. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Turner, Chris (23 September 2007). "Men's Long Jump". IAAF. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Dunaway, James (30 June 2008). "Gay runs windy 9.68 – fastest 100m ever in any conditions – US Olympic Trials, Day 3". IAAF. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's Long Jump Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 

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