The first Dave Johnson appearance in the Olympics was as a decathlete. But his decathlete career first began in college, where he paved his way to becoming the best decathlete to date. Part of his success came from his greatest rival, another super-decathlete, Dan O’Brien. O’Brien and Johnson often raced alongside one another, and, during their heyday, they were even featured in a number of commercials.
Johnson eventually went on to win the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Although winning the bronze could have been seen as somewhat of a disappointment, he did it on an injured foot. Instead of withdrawing from the competition, as most athletes would do, Johnson bandaged his foot, put on a larger shoe, and still raced to success. He later retired from competition and became an inspirational speaker, using his story of overcoming adversity as a foundation for his talks. In 2005, Johnson was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
Dave Johnson Speaker
In addition to becoming a noted, inspirational Christian speaker, Dave Johnson also wrote the book “Aim High – An Olympic Decathlete’s Inspiring Story.” His courage to compete in the Olympics despite an injury will surely give your audience a heartwarming Dave Johnson speaker experience, as well as inspired them to continue working hard for what they want, even if doing so comes with a little extra pain.
Dave Johnson Appearance
Johnson served as a special education instructor in Albany, Oregon until 2006. The 2005 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame inductee is currently the Athletic Director at South Salem High School in Oregon. Tabbed by USA Today as the “world’s best known bronze medalist,” he continues to aid and motivate the youth, making a Dave Johnson appearance the best possible “bronze medalist” appearance for your company.
Dave Johnson Endorsement
Even though Dave Johnson endorsement deals were plentiful before the Barcelona Olympics, for a good year after them a Dave Johnson endorsement was still a hot commodity. The list included Oakley Sunglasses, Pert Shampoo, Ryder Trucks, and Reebok shoes among others. If a Dave Johnson endorsement could help all these world class companies, imagine how a Dave Johnson endorsement could help your company.
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