Go Metro and meet Rafer Johnson at Chatsworth Station today!

Rafer Johnson at the 1960 Rome Games. Credit: Wikipedia.

Rafer Johnson at the 1960 Rome Games. Credit: Wikipedia.

With the Rio Games in full swing, Metro’s and LA2024’s efforts to bring the Games closer to home continues today when Rafer Johnson — who won a Gold Medal in Decathlon at the 1960 Rome Games — will appear at Chatsworth Station from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feel free to swing by and get an autograph or photo taken with Rafer. It’s free!

The full list of Gold Medalist appearances going forward:

  • 7th Street/Metro Center, Aug. 16 — Valerie Brisco, three Gold Medals in 200 meters, 400 meters, 4×400 meters relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
  • Downtown Long Beach Station, Aug. 17 — Lisa Fernandez, three-time Gold Medal winner in Softball at 1996 Atlanta Games, 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games.
  • APU/Citrus College Station, Aug. 18 — Bryan Clay, Gold Medal in Decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.
  • Downtown Santa Monica Station, Aug. 19 — Mark Spitz, nine-time Gold Medalist in Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Games and 1972 Munich Games.

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