Kibwe Johnson, U.S. track and field
Johnson, a North Gwinnett product who trains in Canada, is the best U.S. hope in the hammer throw after taking first at U.S. Olympic Trials.
Thrower finishes competition in first Olympic appearance
North grad finishes fifth in qualifying round of Olympics.
Last U.S. hammer thrower to earn Olympic medal was in 1996
Locals may remember him as a football standout who once returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. But since his days as a standout athlete at North Gwinnett High School, Kibwe Johnson has literally grown into an Olympic hammer thrower.
Kibwe Johnson made one piece of history and took a step closer to another during the hammer throw competition of U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials.
- CLINE: Looking forward to London July 10, 2012
- North's Johnson aims for better showing at Olympic Trials June 20, 2012
- HAMMOCK: Gwinnett's Olympic hopefuls face Trials in the coming weeks June 13, 2012