Cornelius Cooper JOHNSON

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1913
Olympic Results

Biography

Cornelius Cooper JOHNSON

As an 18-year-old high school student, Corny Johnson tied for first place in the 1932 Olympic high jump, but was relegated to fourth place in the jump-off. Johnson then went to Compton Junior College and early in 1936 he set a world indoor record of 6-8 15/16 (2.05). At the 1936 Final Trials he tied with Dave Albritton when both set a world record of 6-9¾ (2.07) and he then took the Olympic title, clearing 6-8 (2.03) without a single failure before unsuccessfully attempting a new world record of 6-10 (2.08). Johnson won or shared the AAU title five times and was AAU indoor champion three times – twice tied. Johnson died of bronchial pneumonia while being taken to hospital.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.076 (1936).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

G
High Jump
High Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

#4
High Jump
High Jump Athletics