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KIBWE JOHNSON
Event: Hammer Throw
Height: 6-2
Weight: 238
PRS: HT - 78.25m/256-8 (2005); DT - 65.11m/213-7 (2005)
Born: July 17, 1981
Current Residence: Kamloops, B.C., Canada
High School: North Gwinnett HS (Suwanee, Ga) '98
Colleges: Georgia '01, Ashland '08
Coach: Anatoly Bondarchuck
Agent:
Valentina Fedjuschina
Club: New York Athletic Club

Career highlights: 2008 USA Indoor champion; 2007 USA HT runner-up; 2006 USA Indoor WT runner-up; 2007 Pan Am Games runner-up

Johnson is heralded by some as the future of American throwing in the the hammer thanks to a runner-up finish in 2007 at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, a runner-up finish in the weight throw at the 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Championships and a fourth-place finish at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships. In 2005, he won the 35-pound weight throw at the Oiler Open to earn USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors, with his winning toss of  24.53m/80-6 ranking as the third longest in U.S. history and the 11th best throw ever. Only two other Americans have surpassed the 80-foot mark in the weight throw.

2010: 2nd at U.S. Outdoors (76.31m/251-0) 1st at Annecy (75.12m/246-5).
2009: Did not record a throw at U.S. Outdoors.
2008:
Olympic Trials finalist (FOUL)...USA Indoor champion (25.12m/82-5)
2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (75.12m/246-5)...no mark at World Outdoor Champs...Pan Am Games runner-up (73.23m/240-3)...1st in DT at Mt. SAC Relays (60.57m/198-9)...1st at Lake Erie Association Championships (75.95m/249-2)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 75.95m/249-2.
2006
: USA Indoor WT runner-up (23.72m/77-10)...4th at AT&T USA Outdoors (75.32m/247-1)...1st at Findlay (24.54m/80-6.25i)...2nd at Columbus (75.32m/247-1)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 75.32m/247-1.
2005:
3rd in WT at USA Indoor Championships (22.27m/73-0.75)...Did not mark at USA Outdoor Championships...1st at Tempe (72.70m/238-6)...1st at Claremont (73.42m/240-10)...2nd at Mt SAC Relays (72.24m/237-0)...1st at Hillsdale (78.25m/256-8PR)...1st at NY Reebok GP (74.01m/242-9)...1st in DT at Berea (65.11m/213-7PR)...1st in WT at Marietta (23.99m/78-8.5i)...1st at Findlay (23.62m/77-6i)...1st at Findlay (23.43m/76-10.5i)...1st at Kent (23.11m/75-10i)... 1st at Oiler Open (25.54m/80-6)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 78.25m/256-8.
2004:
8th in DT and 19th in HT at Olympic Trials (58.57m/192-2, 65.39m/214-6)...1st in DT at Akron (61.00m/200-1)...5th in HT at Columbus (67.99m/223-0)...best of 67.99m/223-0 in HT and 61.00m/200-1 in DT.
2003:
16th in HT at USA Outdoor Championships (62.35m/204-07)...7th in DT at Salinas (59.34m/194-8)...1st in HT at Northridge (69.11m/226-9)...best of 69.11/226-9 in HT and 59.38m/194-8 in DT.
2002:
best of 64.26m/210-10 in HT and 56.38m/185-0 in DT.
2001:
Did not compete.
2000:
best of 185-1 in DT.

 

3/20/08

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