Brad Johnson

Paralympian 2004, 2012

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    Pompano Beach


    University of South Florida

    Name: Brad Johnson
    Sport: Para Sailing
    Position: Crew
    3-Person Keelboat (Sonar)
    Current Residence: Pompano Beach, FL
    College: University of South Florida

    Paralympic Experience:
    • 2012 Paralympic Games
    • 2004 Paralympic Games, Sonar - 3rd
    • 2000 Paralympic Games, Sitting Volleyball
    Career Highlights:
    • 2012 Rolex Miami OCR (ISAF Sailing World Cup), Sonar - 6th
    • 2011 US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR (ISAF Sailing World Cup), Sonar - 8th
    • 2004 Paralympic Games, Sonar - 3rd, Athens, Greece
    • 2004 World Championship, Sonar - 3rd
    • 2004 U.S. Paralympic Trials, Sonar - 1st

    Fun Facts: Started sailing at the age of 30… Competed in sitting volleyball at the 2000 Paralympic Games, in Sydney, Australia… Johnson is a lawyer… He has also served as the lead
    associate in Americans with Disabilities Acts litigation and is an advocate for equal rights for
    individuals with physical disabilities… While traveling along Interstate 75 from Gainesville,
    Fla., his automobile hydroplaned into a guardrail… Guardrail and door severed his left
    leg below the knee and his right leg above the knee… Flag Bearer at the 2007 Parapan
    American Games.

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