Name: Michael Johnson
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 200-meter, 400, 4x400
DOB: 9/13/1967
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Skyline High School (Dallas, Texas)
College: Baylor University
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000); four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (4x400-meter)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (200, 400)
  • Sydney 2000, gold (400)
Personal: Son of Ruby and Paul Johnson...One of five children...His dream as a child was to become an architect...Graduated from Skyline High School where he competed in the 200-meter and won the district title his senior year...Broke the school record at Baylor University during his first 200 race...Graduated from Baylor with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing...Author of “Slaying the Dragon: How to Turn Your Small Steps to Great Feats”...Named Sportsman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee in 1996, and was given the James E. Sullivan Award for the nation’s most outstanding athlete…Owns and operates the Michael Johnson Performance Center...Father to one son, Sebastian.