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16/02/1984 Bill Johnson becomes first American to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing


1984 Bill Johnson Downhill

Bill Johnson won an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. His triumph in a time of 1:45.59 edged out silver medalist Peter Müller of Switzerland by 0.27 seconds. He was the 1st racer from outside the Alps to win an Olympic downhill.