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Lloyd Johnson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameTerence Lloyd•Johnson
Used nameLloyd•Johnson
Nick/petnamesTebbs
Born7 April 1900 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (GBR)
Died26 December 1984 in Coventry, West Midlands, England (GBR)
Measurements178 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsLeicester Walking Club/Coventry Goldiva Harriers
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

Tebbs Lloyd Johnson was a remarkable competitor who remained in the top flight for 25 years. After placing third in the RWA 20 miles walk in 1923, he won the title in 1927, 1931, and 1934, and was the 50K champion in 1931, 1934, and 1949. At the 1948 Olympics he won a bronze medal and, at 48 years, 115 days, he became the oldest Olympic medalist in an athletics event. His best performance came in the 1936 RWA 50K when he crossed the line 4 seconds ahead of future Olympic champion Harold Whitlock, but was disqualified for lifting in the closing stages of a dramatic finish. His time was not bettered by a British walker for 20 years. He succeeded Whitlock as National Coach and served as RWA President 1970-71.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-37:55.4 (1934); 20 mile Walk – 2-47:22.0 (1930); 50kmW – 4-36:02.0 (1948).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics 50 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 17 Representing Great Britain    
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics 50 kilometres Walk, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Great Britain