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Michael Johnson

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Inducted: 2004, athlete

Born: September 13, 1967 - Dallas, Texas

Events
200 m - 19.32
400 m - 43.18


The current world and American record holder in the 200 and 400 meters, Michael Johnson became the first man in history to win both those events at the same Olympics in 1996 at Atlanta. He became the only man to repeat as Olympic 400m champion when he won the gold in 2000. Johnson owns more world outdoor championships than anyone in history (9) and ran the anchor leg on the U.S. squad that set the existing 4x400m relay world record in 1998. Johnson, who set the 200m world record on two occasions, is a three-time Olympian Also as an Olympian, he won 4x400m relay gold medals in 1996 & 2000. A five-time World Outdoor Championships team member, Johnson won the 200m gold medal in 1991, '95, the 400m gold medal in 1993, '95, '97, '99, and World Outdoor Championships 4x400m gold medals in 1993, '95, '99. Johnson was a member of teams that set 4x400m relay world records in 1992-'93, '98. A five-time USA Outdoor 200m champion, Johnson won the USA Outdoor 400m title on four occasions, and he won the USA Indoor 400m championship four times. As a collegiate star at Baylor University, Johnson won the 1990 NCAA Outdoor 200m title, and was a two-time NCAA Indoor 200m champion. He was world ranked 11 times at 200m (#1 five times), and world ranked 11 times at 400m (#1 10 times).

Records Held
World Record: 200 m - 19.66 (June 23, 1996 - )
World Record: 200 m - 19.32 (August 1, 1996 - )
World Record (indoor): 400 m - 44.63 (March 4, 1995 - )
World Record: 400 m - 43.18 (August 26, 1999 - )

Championships
1996 Olympic Games: 200 m - 19.32 (1st)
1996 Olympic Games: 400 m - 43.49 (1st)
1996 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay - 2:55.99 (1st)
2000 Olympic Games: 400 m - 43.84 (1st)
2000 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay - 2:56.35 (1st)
1991 World Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 20.01 (1st)
1993 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 43.65 (1st)
1993 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 2:54.29 (1st)
1995 World Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 19.79 (1st)
1995 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 43.39 (1st)
1995 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 2:57.32 (1st)
1997 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 44.12 (1st)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 43.18 (1st)
1999 World Outdoor Championships: 1,600 m relay - 2:56.45 (1st)
1990 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 47.43 (1st)
1990 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 19.90 (1st)
1991 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 46.70 (1st)
1991 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 20.31 (1st)
1992 U.S. Olympic Trials: 200 m - 19.79 (1st)
1993 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 43.74 (1st)
1995 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 44.63 (1st)
1995 USA Outdoor Championships: 200 m - 19.83 (1st)
1995 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 43.66 (1st)
1996 U.S. Olympic Trials: 200 m - 19.66 (1st)
1996 USA Indoor Championships: 400 m - 44.66 (1st)
1990 NCAA Outdoor: 200 m (1st)

Education
high school: Skyline (Dallas, Texas), 1986
undergraduate: Baylor University (Waco, Texas), 1990

Occupations
Sports agent

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