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1961年 12月 30日
177cm / 75kg 5'10'' / 165ポンド
A Jamaican native, Ben Johnson moved to Canada at the age of 14 and eventually came under the tutelage of track coach and former Olympian Charlie Francis. By the time of the 1982 Commonwealth Games, where he won silver medals for Canada in the 100 and the 4×100 relay, his star on the international athletics scene was rising rapidly. Although he failed to reach the podium at the 1983 World Championships and Pan American Games (5th), he was a member of Canada's delegation to the 1984 Summer Olympics, where he received bronze medals in 100 and the 4×100. He finally...

A Jamaican native, Ben Johnson moved to Canada at the age of 14 and eventually came under the tutelage of track coach and former Olympian Charlie Francis. By the time of the 1982 Commonwealth Games, where he won silver medals for Canada in the 100 and the 4×100 relay, his star on the international athletics scene was rising rapidly. Although he failed to reach the podium at the 1983 World Championships and Pan American Games (5th), he was a member of Canada's delegation to the 1984 Summer Olympics, where he received bronze medals in 100 and the 4×100. He finally captured gold in these events at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, where he also took home bronze in the 200 m competition.

Already a world record-holder in the indoor 60 metres, Johnson was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1987, the same year that he won gold in the 100 metre event at the World Championships with a world record of 9.83 seconds. His achievements earned him a Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top sportsperson of the year and the title of Associated Press Athlete of the Year for 1987. At the 1988 Summer Olympics he again captured gold in the 100 m, this time besting his own world record with a run of 9.79 seconds, a mark that would not be seen again until Maurice Greene achieved it in 1999.

Johnson would be the Canadian Press' Newsmaker of the Year for 1988, but not for laudable reasons. He was disqualified from the event three days later after testing positive for steroids. Forced to return his gold medal and stricken from the record books, he eventually admitted to having taken steroids since 1981, although he was stripped of none of his achievements that had occurred prior to 1987. He attempted a comeback after his suspension ended in 1991, even making the Canadian national squad for the 1992 Summer Olympics, but he performed poorly and within a year had received a lifetime ban for another doping incident. After years of appeals he finally retired and moved on to coaching (including a stint with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Al-Saadi), releasing an autobiography in 2010.

Personal Bests: 100 – 9.95 (1986); 200 – 20.41 (1985).

Benの実績

3
大会のオリンピックに出場
大会のオリンピックに出場
2
個のメダルを獲得
金メダル: 銀メダル: 銅メダル:2
  • バルセロナ
    バルセロナ 1992
    大会
    結果
    競技
    種目
    バルセロナ
    バルセロナ 1992
    • 8 h1 r3/4
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • AC h2 r2/3
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • ソウル
    ソウル 1988
    大会
    結果
    競技
    種目
    ソウル
    ソウル 1988
    • AC
      Athletics
      100 metres
  • ロサンゼルス
    ロサンゼルス 1984
    大会
    結果
    競技
    種目
    ロサンゼルス
    ロサンゼルス 1984
    • 3 銅メダル
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 3 銅メダル
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay

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