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Kate Johnson
Personal information
Birth nameKatherine Johnson
BornDecember 18, 1978 (1978-12-18) (age 42)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Medal record
Women's rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Women's eight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville Women's eight
World Rowing Cup
Gold medal – first place 2003 Milan Women's eight
Gold medal – first place 2004 Lucerne Women's eight
Gold medal – first place 2004 Munich Women's eight

Katherine Johnson (born December 18, 1978 in Denver, Colorado) is an American rower who won a silver medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the women's eight. Johnson and her team won gold at the World Rowing Cups in Munich and Lucerne in 2004 prior to competing at the Olympic games. At the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2002, Johnson won the gold medal and World Championship title in the women's eight.

Johnson competed on nine U.S. National Rowing Teams during her career making her first international team at age 15. She also competed for the University of Michigan, from which she graduated in 2001. She was a three-time All-America honoree while at Michigan (1999–2001), and Big Ten Rower of the Year in both 2000 and 2001.[1] She was inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in 2016.[2]

See also


  1. ^ (August 2008). Five Questions: Kate Johnson Archived December 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine,, Retrieved November 25, 2014
  2. ^ "U-M Athletics to Induct Four into Hall of Honor Sept. 30". Retrieved November 30, 2016.