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Ernest Johnson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErnest Alfred•Johnson
Used nameErnest•Johnson
Born18 November 1912 in Putney, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died29 November 1997 in Kingsbridge, Devon, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBelle Vue C.C., (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

A plumber from the London borough of Putney, Ernest Johnson was a familiar figure at the Herne Hill velodrome during the thirties. He was part of the British quartet that won bronze medals in the team pursuit at both the Los Angeles and Berlin Summer Olympic Games. The performance of the British pursuiters in Berlin was unusual in that they lost all three races before the bronze medal race but progressed each time because of their finishing times were superior to other heat winners.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1932 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Olympic Great Britain 3 Bronze GBR Ernest Johnson
1936 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Olympic Great Britain 3 Bronze GBR Ernest Johnson