Michael Johnson (paralympian)

Michael Johnson (Paralympian)

Michael Johnson (paralympian)

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Michael Johnson, also known as Mike Johnson, MNZM (born 15 October 1973 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand paralympic shooter. He started target shooting in 2002 and his first international competition was Oceania 2002, where he competed against other SH2 shooters; Johnson ended up with a fourth placing. However, at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in the SH2 Standing Air event, Johnson shot a perfect 600 out of 600 points world record round in the preliminaries and then equalled the world record for a gold medal in the finals with 704.3.

Johnson was later the first New Zealand World Champion, when in July 2006, where he won the Gold Medal in the SH2 Prone Air event shooting 600 out of 600 points at the IPC World Championships in Switzerland. In 2007 Johnson attended the Jikji Cup in South Korea, he entered into four events SH2 Standing, Prone, Falling Targets and 50m Small-bore and won all four events winning four gold medals and was awarded the MVP award and the Jikji Cup. then in 2008, Johnson attended The Hessian Trophy after shooting 600 out of 600 along with four other shooters he shot a final score of 105.8 to win.

Later that year, Johnson represented his country in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. Johnson secured a bronze medal in the Mixed R4-10 m air rifle standing SH2 with a score of 701.2 after a shoot-off with South Korean shooter Ho-Gyoung...
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