Charley Johnson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Frithiof "Charley"•Johnson
Used nameCharley•Johnson
Born31 January 1887 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Died17 September 1967 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
AffiliationsSvenska Gymnastikklubben Posse, Boston (USA)
NOC United States


From Boston’s Svenska Gymnastikklubben Posse, Charley Johnson won four AAU titles in addition to his Olympic bronze medal. He had an exceptionally long career – his first AAU title was at 145 lbs. in 1909, and his last came in 1921 at 158 lbs.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA Charley Johnson
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze