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Johnny Gibson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Anthony "Johnny"•Gibson
Used nameJohnny•Gibson
Born3 July 1905 in Greenwich Village, New York (USA)
Died29 December 2006 in Newton, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsBloomfield Catholic Lyceum
NOC United States


In 1927, John Gibson won the AAU 440y hurdles in a world record time of 52.6. He placed on the podium in the AAU 400 hurdles five years consecutively – 1924-28 – with seconds in 1925-26 and thirds in 1924 and 1928. He was ranked in the US top 25 lists in the 400 hurdles every year from 1924-28 and 1930.

Gibson graduated from Fordham University and competed for the Bloomfield Catholic Lyceum. He later became a track coach at Seton Hall University and a popular official at meets on the East Coast. Gibson is a member of multiple Halls of Fame, including those for Fordham University, Seton Hall University, Helms Hall, the New Jersey Sports Authority, and Garden State.

Personal Bests: 400 – 48.1 (1928); 440yH – 52.6 (1927).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Johnny Gibson
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r2/3

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