Kathy Johnson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKathleen Ann "Kathy"•Johnson (-Clarke)
Used nameKathy•Johnson
Born13 September 1959 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements153 cm / 45 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Acro Teams
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Kathy Johnson was a US team member from 1978-84, competing at the World Championships in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1983, as well as the 1984 Olympics. She won the 1977 America’s Cup in addition to silver that year in all-around at the NHK Cup in Japan. She was all-around champion at the 1979 World Cup, and won the US all-around championship in 1978. Johnson attended Centenary College and won the all-around in 1978 at the AIAW meet. She was a member of the 1980 US Olympic team that did not compete and was the oldest team member at the 1984 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the team event and a bronze medal on beam. Johnson later worked as a commentator for televised gymnastics events and also worked for Vidal Sassoon. She married and raised two children, and also devoted herself to helping athletes in her role as a member of the Advisory Committee for Athletes.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Kathy Johnson
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 10
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =10 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =5 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =8 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze


Date of birth was 13 September 1956.