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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting FRA Léon Johnson
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
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 FRA Léon Johnson
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
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 FRA Léon Johnson
Military Pistol, Team, Men (Olympic) France 5
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, Prone, 300 and 600 metres, 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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