|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Jan Eric•Johnson|
|Born||11 November 1950 in Hammond, Indiana (USA)|
|Measurements||180 cm / 70 kg|
|Affiliations||Chicago Track Club, Chicago (USA)|
While attending Kansas, Jan Johnson won the 1970 NCAA outdoor pole vault although the competition was concluded indoors in a nearby fieldhouse because of a cloudburst. Johnson later enrolled at Alabama and claimed three major victories in 1971, winning the AAU outdoor, the NCAA Indoor, and the Pan American Games. His career best of 18-0½ (5.50) came at the 1972 Final Trials when he placed third. Johnson earned a Ph.D. in physical education at Southern Illinois and continued to compete sporadically for a number of seasons after the Olympics.
Father of Chelsea Johnson, World silver medalist in pole vault 2009.
Personal Bests: LJ – 24-9 (7.54) (1972); PV – 18-0½ (5.50) (1972).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1972 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Jan Johnson|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||3||Bronze|