Coached by her father even though at Atascadero Large School in central California, Chelsea won the pole vault at the 2002 CIF California State Meet. Two years earlier she experienced placed fifth in the 300 hurdles, behind future World Championship performers Lashinda Demus and Nichole Denby. As a college athlete at UCLA, Johnson is a two-time NCAA champion, obtaining won the pole vault at the 200four NCAA Track and Field Championship and the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. At the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Johnson tied for silver alongside Monika Pyrek of Poland with a soar of 4.65 metres. The following year, she won at the Millrose Games and was selected for the 2010 World Indoor Championships. Johnson did not qualify to compete in the pole vault final, finishing in 11th place in the qualification round. She decided to retire from the sport at the age of 27, saying that her enthusiasm for competition had waned.
|Day of Birth||20-December-1983|
|Place of Birth||Atascadero, California, U.S.|
|Famous for||Pole Vaulter|
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