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Carrie Johnson

  • Sport: Olympic Canoeing
  • Nation: United States of America
  • Discipline: 500-meter solo women's flatwater sprint kayak
  • DOB: Jan. 16, 1984
  • Height: 5-foot-6
  • Weight: 140 pounds
  • Hometown: San Diego
  • College: UC San Diego
  • Coach: Nathan Luce
  • Career Highlights: Earned her first Olympic berth in 500-meter women's solo flatwater sprint kayak at the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials by beating out two veteran Olympians, then went on to reach the semifinals in the event in Athens. ... Is a two-time medalist at World Cup events, including a gold at World Cup No. 2 in Szeged, Hungary, in the 1,000-meter solo kayak in 2007. ... Also finished 2nd in the 500-meter race at the Beijing test event last year. ... Has four top-10 finishes at world championships, including a 5th-place finish in the 500 in 2007. ... Five-time national team member. ... Won a gold medal in different four-woman kayak events at the 2003 national championships and the 2004 Olympic trials. ... Punched her ticket to Beijing by winning gold at the U.S. trials in Oklahoma City in April 2008.
  • Personal Notes: Former gymnast who moved on to kayak at age 13 after breaking her forearm in two places. ... In 2003, battled a shoulder injury and also was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
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