Benjamin Sinclair “Ben” Johnson is a Jamaican-brought into the world Canadian previous sprinter who set back to back 100 meters world records at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics and the1988 Summer Olympics.
Be that as it may, his brilliance did not keep going long and he tumbled to disfavor not long after subsequent to winning the Olympic gold in the 100 meters race after he bombed a doping test and was deprived of his Olympic title. The 100 meters last at the1988 Summer Olympics would stand out forever as one of the most disputable occasions at the Olympics the same number of the members were found to have doped during the race. Ben Johnson, who moved to Canada from Jamaica as a 14-year-old built up himself as a promising sprinter under the preparation of mentor Charlie Francis, a dash champion himself who was additionally Canada’s national run mentor for a long time. The young fellow tasted his first worldwide achievement when he won two silver awards at the 1982 Commonwealth Games and continued to win the bronze decoration in the 100 meters last at the 1984 Summer Olympics. His desire were set high for the 1988 Summer Olympics and he won the 100 meters last beating his American adversary Carl Lewis, turning into a universally perceived track hotshot. After only three days he tumbled to disfavor after it was uncovered that he had doped during the huge occasion.
Birthday: December 30, 1961
Well known: Athletes Canadian Men
Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Otherwise called: Benjamin Sinclair Johnson Jr.
Conceived in: Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Well known as: Sprinter
Stature: 5’10” (178 cm), 5’10” Males
Illnesses and Disabilities: Stammered/Stuttere
Adolescence and Early Life:
Ben Johnson was conceived on December 30, 1961, at Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. He relocated to Canada as a 14-year-old in 1976.Solid and athletic, the young man joined the Scarborough Optimists olympic style events club and got his preparation from the conspicuous mentor Charlie Francis who was a 100 meters run champion himself and an individual from the Canadian group for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.He concentrated on the 100 meters run and improved his time from 11 seconds in 1978 to 10.62 sec in 1980.
Ben Johnson previously came into universal spotlight in 1982 when he won two silver decorations at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. He was additionally an individual from the Canadian 4 × 100 meters hand-off group which completed behind Nigeria. The next year was not fruitful for him as he was dispensed with in the semi-finals at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki.He had the option to achieve the 100 meters last at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he won the bronze award behind Carl Lewis and Sam Graddy. As a piece of the Canadian 4 × 100 meters hand-off group which additionally included Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams and Sterling Hinds, he shared a bronze decoration. Johnson set up himself as Canada’s top sprinter before the finish of the 1984 season.He endured a series of misfortunes in 1985 preceding at long last beating his American opponent Carl Lewis. The next year was a superior one and Johnson broke Houston McTear’s seven-year-old world record in the 60 meters with a period of 6.50 seconds. He likewise won the gold in the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games in 1986 in Edinburgh and won a bronze in the 200 meters.By 1987, Ben Johnson had picked up the notoriety of being the best 100 meters sprinter on the planet. At the World Championships in Rome that year, he set another world record of 9.83 seconds, again crushing Lewis. With this planning, he adequately broke Calvin Smith’s previous record by a full tenth of a second. Following this triumph he was intensely pursued by publicists and earned about $480,000 every month in supports.The competition among Johnson and Lewis was raising when of the 1988 Olympic Games. Be that as it may, Johnson pulled a hamstring in February that year which wound up exasperated by May. While he experienced physical mishaps, Lewis was performing admirably in his profession.On September 24, 1988, the most energizing occasion in the Summer Olympics—the last of the men’s 100 meters race—occurred. The primary spotlight was on Johnson and Lewis, and following an extremely energizing race Johnson secured the gold with a world record time of 9.79 seconds. With this triumph he turned into the principal sprinter from Canada since Percy Williams in 1928 to win the 100 meters last at the Olympics. Following this success, Ben Johnson was slung to the status of a universal brandishing whiz.
Not long after his triumph, the Olympic Doping Control Center found that Johnson’s blood and pee tests contained stanozolol—a presentation upgrading medication—and along these lines he was precluded. He was deprived of his gold award and world record.His inclusion in a doping embarrassment shook the donning organization. When a much-adored star, he was currently a fallen legend who was suspended for a long time.He endeavored a rebound in 1991 and took an interest in the Hamilton Indoor Games in which he completed second in the 50 meters in 5.77 seconds. Be that as it may, he was by and by discovered blameworthy of doping in 1993 and was prohibited forever.
Grants and Achievements:
In 1985, Ben Johnson was given the Norton Crowe Award for Male Athlete of the Year.He was the champ of the 1986 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top competitor.He was made an individual from the Order of Canada in 1987. That year he was additionally named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year.
Individual Life and Legacy:
He imparted a home to his mom for quite a long while until her demise in 2004 after which he lived with his sister. He likewise has a girl and a granddaughter.
Ben Johnson has an expected total assets of $2 million.