Gordon Johnson (cycling) finished second in the sprint to future Olympic silver medallist John Nicholson and won the 2000m tandem at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh with Ronald Jonker. Johnson turned professional immediately after the Edinburgh Games and went straight to the world championships where he won the sprint title. While still a schoolboy at Victoria’s Essendon High School, Johnson was chosen to compete on the velodrome at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. Gordon’s father Tassie represented Australia in cycling at the Berlin 1936 Olympics. One of Australia’s best cyclists, Johnson was inducted to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989.
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