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sms151t
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24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
To win the final of 200 in Atlanta wearing the gold spikes

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Wally Sparks
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
Was in Centennial Olympic Stadium for that moment, place was electric.


LSUShock
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
Not from Atlanta or the south. What is the stadium now?


sms151t
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
It’s Georgia States fortball stadium. Used to be Turner Field for the Braves


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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
What a time to be alive


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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
That showdown with Donovan Bailey - we were so hyped - what a turd that turned out to be.

Who knows if Johnson faked the hammy injury; unlike the general sports fan, he probably knew he was about to get smoked.

Bailey started 8 feet behind Johnson and was way ahead of him by the 1/3 point and you see in the video Johnson looks over at Bailey blazing past him and then suddenly pulls up with an injury.
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
Still not as bad as his showdown with Maurice Greene.


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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
That was a great summer.

I was 15 and had a crush on Dominique Moceanu.

And a woman from the Cuban V’Ball team.


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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
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I was 15 and had a crush on Dominique Moceanu.


8 year old me would’ve fought you to the death for her honor


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udtiger
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
the juice was loose that night


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Floyd Dawg
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
As was I.


RollTide1987
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
My 9-year-old self was watching live that night. I'll never forget Johnson going insane after the race, the noise of the crowd, or the camera continuing to cut back to the time board where it was frozen on 19:32.



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Wally Sparks
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
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It’s Georgia States fortball stadium. Used to be Turner Field for the Braves


The three different configurations:

Centennial Olympic Stadium (1996):



Turner Field (1997-2016):



Georgia State Stadium (2017-present):




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Wally Sparks
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re: 24 years ago tonight Johnson goes 19.32
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As was I.


Even my parents (who couldn’t care less about sports) were amped about it. Probably also helped that they needed to justify the $$ they spent on the tickets.
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