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Rafer Johnson is an American athlete who won a gold medal in the decathlon in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
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American athlete Rafe Johnson completed his first decathlon in 1954 as a sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles but made his mark in athletics when he won a gold medal in the decathlon in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. He has appeared in several films, including the James Bond film License to Kill as a DEA agent.
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