- Name: Rafer Johnson
- Born: 08/18/1935 (85 years old)
Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is an American former decathlete and film actor. He was the 1960 Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, having won silver in 1956. He had previously won a gold in the 1955 Pan American Games. He was the USA team’s flag bearer at the 1960 Olympics and lit the Olympic flame at the Los Angeles Games in 1984.
Alias: Rafer Lewis Johnson
Birth Place: Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.
Rafer Johnson quotes :
The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people - 9 to 14 years old - take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active.Rafer Johnson
I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices, really anyone in that sort of position who has shown an interest in youth fitness, to let them know why this sort of program is so important. I give the same message when I speak at conferences.Rafer Johnson