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Johnny Garrels

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Carlyle "Johnny"•Garrels
Used nameJohnny•Garrels
Born18 November 1885 in Bay City, Michigan (USA)
Died21 October 1956 in Grosse Ile Township, Michigan (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 89 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States


In 1907, Johnny Garrels, of the University of Michigan, won both hurdle events and placed second in the shot at the IC4A Championships. The following year he represented the U.S. in the high hurdles and the shot at the Olympics, an unusual combination. He won a medal in both events and competed in both discus events at the 1908 Olympics.

Personal Bests: 110H – 15.2 (1906); SP – 13.91 (1908); DT – 42.79 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics 110 metres Hurdles, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
  Shot Put, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic AC
  Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men Olympic AC
  Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS