|Celebrated Name:||Ben Johnson|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Benjamin Sinclair Johnson|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Birth Date:||19 December 1961|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (a daughter but no information about her name)|
|Is Ben Johnson Gay?:||N/A|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||August 2020|
A Jamaican, Ben Sinclair Johnson is a Canadian former sprinter who procured two bronze medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, becoming an internationally recognized track superstar. He won a gold medal in the 100 meters Olympic but lost the doping test, and, due to this, he lost his Olympic title. He set two new records. The first was 50 seconds in the 60 mt categories and world record of 9.8 seconds in the Rome Championship.
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Early Life & Biography
Born on 30 December 1961 in Trelawny Parish Jamaica, Gloria Johnson, a cook and a waitress and father Ben Johnson, a telephone repairman. He graduated from Yorkdale High, Canada, and finished his college from Centennial College in Ontario, Canada.
When he was 14 years old, he migrated to Canada. He joined Scarborough Optimists Track and field club and received his training from the 100 meters field champion Charlie Francis. Charlie trained him immensely and helped him to improve his time from 11 seconds to 10.62 seconds between 1978-1980.
He has a daughter and a granddaughter. No further information is available regarding his love life or the name of his daughter.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 19 December 1961, Ben Johnson is 58 years old as of today’s date 8th August 2020. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
In 1982, he was first spotted into the limelight. This was due to his winning of two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. In the same year, he was eliminated in the semi-finals in the World Championships in Helsinki. Later he was able to win a bronze medal in the 100 meters final at the 1984 Olympics. He had to put up with several losses in 1985 before he beat his rival Carl Lewis. 1985 was a successful year for him as he set a new record of 50 seconds in the 60 meters category.
He set another world record of 9.8 seconds in the Rome Championships that year. Then the most thrilling event in the Summer Olympics in 1988 took place. It was the Final of the men’s 100 meters race. Ben won the gold medal, also creating the world record time of 9.79 seconds. With this achievement, Ben also became the First Sprinter to win the 100 meters final at the Olympics from Canada.
Awards & Achievements
Ben won the Norton Crowe Award for MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. In 1986, He became the winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s Top Athlete. Ben Johnson was also made a member of the Order of Canada in 1987.
Net Worth & Salary of Ben Johnson in 2020
As of August 2020, He has a net worth of about $3 million. He made this money as an athlete. He participated in several events in the Olympics of several years and won a lot of the games and also set new records while competing in the activities. Ben had a successful career as an athlete, and he reached the heights in his life, which many fails to do.
Though he had several failures, he still stood up and kept on fighting for what he wanted. He did not give up. He got eliminated, then lost in several events, but that didn’t bring him down or demotivated him. In fact, due to those failures, he rectified his mistakes, which he made in the previous events. He worked even harder on his weaknesses, and his hunger for winning became more, which increased his will, power, and above all, strength. Through dedication and hard work, he got what he desired and became an inspiration for the people who watched him.