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Léon Johnson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLéon Édouard•Johnson
Used nameLéon•Johnson
Born29 February 1876 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
Died2 January 1943 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Measurements168 cm
AffiliationsSociété mixte de tir du Vésinet, Le Vésinet (FRA)
NOC(s) France

Biography

At three Olympic Games, 1908, 1912 and 1920, Léon Johnson participated in 20 events, winning two silver and one bronze medal. In Paris in 1924 he was a member of the free rifle team but did not compete. Between 1908 and 1924 Johnson won nine medals at the World Championships in free rifle and military rifle events, seven with the team and two individually. He was a gunsmith by profession. From 1919-28 Johnson served as Mayor of Montesson, a small town in the Yvelines Département, west of Paris, where a street was later named for him.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 8 FRA Léon Johnson
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 3 Bronze
  Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men Olympic 21
  Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards, Men Olympic =10
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Olympic 10 FRA Léon Johnson
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 24
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 4
  Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 5
  Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 4
  Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men Olympic 19
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting Military Pistol, Team, Men Olympic France 5 FRA Léon Johnson
  Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 6
  Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 2 Silver
  Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 5
  Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men Olympic AC
  Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 5
  Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team, Men Olympic France 4
  Small-Bore Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Men Olympic AC
  Small Bore-Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic France 5

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