Michael Johnson Biography
(American Retired Sprinter Who Won Four Olympic Gold Medals)
Birthday: September 13, 1967 (Virgo)
Born In: Dallas, Texas, United States
Four times Olympic gold medal-winner, Michael Johnson is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Considered to be one of the greatest sprinters in the history of track and field, Johnson is known for his consistent ability to perform under pressure. Nicknamed, ‘The Man With the Golden Shoes’, Michael Johnson was also given the title of ‘the world's fastest man’. This sprinting legend is the 400m and 200m world record holder and also Olympic record holder and has won eight World Championships gold medals. His intense focus and his psychological approach has been one of the key factors that have led to his success. He is also one of the only male athletes in sports history to win both the 200 meters and 400 meters at the same Olympics game. After his official retirement as a sprinter, Johnson has successfully established himself as a performance coach and trainer, who diligently works with young Olympic athletes. He is currently a BBC commentator and offers his expert views during its athletics coverage. He is also a proficient sports columnist. To learn more interesting facts about his personal life and professional achievements, scroll down and continue to read this biography.