James Johnson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Henry•Johnson
Used nameJames•Johnson
Born1875 in Southport, Merseyside, England (GBR)
Died15 November 1921 in Paddington, Greater London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


James Johnson came from a family that made a fortune from coal mining and was rich enough to devote much of his time to skating. With his wife Phyllis he won an Olympic silver medal in London and finished with the same colour of medal at the 1908 World Championships. The pair became world champions the following year and repeated this achievement in 1912. They were also world bronze medallists in 1910. Johnson, who also had moderate success as a solo skater, had his career ended by ill health and was only 46 when he died in 1921.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GBR James Johnson
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Phyllis Johnson 2 Silver

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