Thomas Johnson (cyclist)
|Full name||Horace Thomas Johnson|
H.T. Tiny Johnson
H.T. Johnny Johnson
|Born||30 December 1886
Fulham, United Kingdom
|Died||12 August 1966(aged 79)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||~155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|1905-1923||Putney A.C. and Catford C.C.|
|1907, 1909 and 1910 - British Tandem Championships
1908 - won silver in the Olympic tandem race
National Quarter-mile Tandem record
1911 - Won 32 'top-class' races
1920 - second in the World Sprint championship
1920 - won silver in the Olympic 'individual sprint
1920 - won silver in the Olympic 'Team pursuit'
1922 - Amateur Sprint Championship of the World
Johnson was often referred to as Tiny Johnson or H. T. Tiny Johnson. He won three silver medals at the Olympic games: the tandem race at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, plus both the individual sprint the team pursuit at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
Johnson took up cycle racing in 1905 when he joined Putney A.C. at the age of 17. By the age of 20, in 1908, he won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, competing with Frederick (E.G.) Hamlin in the 2,000 metre tandem race.
In 1911 he won 32 races in top-class company.
At the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, he won the silver medal after finishing second in the 1,000 metre individual sprint with a time of 15.1 seconds, identical to Harry Ryan who was awarded the bronze medal. The following day, 10 August, Johnson was a member of the British team in the Men's team pursuit. The team, which also included Cyril Alden, William Stewart, and Albert White, finished in the silver medal position with a time of 5 minutes 13.8 seconds.
- "Thomas Johnson Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
- The Golden Book of Cycling - Victor Louis Johnson. Archive maintained by 'The Pedal Club'. (Vic Johnson), 1948]
- Sports 123, Track Cycling World Championships
- FIAC Cyc ling and Olympism,