As an experienced International competitor, Johnson was a member of the USA 1988 Olympic Team finishing as the top all around competitor for the USA. Johnson won many International Competitions including the prestigious McDonalds American Cup in 1989. She won the all-around, floor exercise, vault, and uneven bars in this event. She achieved additional success at the 1989 Int. Tournament of Champions when she swept every event, winning five gold medals. Also that year, Johnson won the prestigious USA vs USSR Challenge against some of the finest gymnasts from Russia. In addition to her 10th all-around finish at the Seoul Olympics, she placed fifth on vault, one of her favorite events. During her career she competed in Belgium, East Germany, Japan, Korea and Canada.
Johnson won the all-around title at the 1990 US Olympic Festival in Minneapolis, Minneapolis. That year, she finished third all-around at the US National Championships and also won gold medals in the floor exercise and vault. She won her first national all-around title and additional championship titles in vault, balance beam and floor exercise. Additional, she swept every event at the 1990 US Challenge competition.
Johnson was the nation’s top junior elite gymnast in 1987, winning the title at the US National Championships in Kansas City, MO.
Voted ‘Athlete of the Year’ in 1989 by her teammates, Johnson was nominated for the 1990 AAU Sullivan Award. She competed in the first World Professional Gymnastics Championships in 1991 and returned to judge the meet in 1998.
Other highlights in Brandy’s career include acting and stunt training. In 1991 she performed stunts in the ‘Ghostbusters’ show at Universal Studios of Florida and is featured in the 1992 Warner Brothers film, ‘Passenger 57.’ In her spare time, Brandy enjoys all water sports, especially water skiing.
- 1992 U.S. Olympic Team Member (Bronze Medalist)
Barcelona Spain Olympic Team Member
- 1992 U.S. National Championships Bronze Medalist (Bars), &
Finalist (4th Vault) & 9th AA 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist (Team)
- 1991 U.S. National Championships Event Finalist (5th Beam, 6th Vault, Bars) and 5th AA
- 1989 Int’l Mixed-Pair Champion with Li Jing (China)
- 1989 U.S. National Championships Event Finalist (5th All Around & 4th Beam)
- 1989 Gold Medalist “Gym Masters” Brussels
- 1989 World Championships Team (4th Team, 11th- AA)
- 1996 Summer Olympic Games – Atlanta – (Puerto Rico)
- 1996 FIG World Championships – San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 1996 Buckeye Classic – 3rd AA. 2nd Vault,
4th Uneven Bars and Floor
- 1995 FIG World Championships – Sabae, Japan – 81 AA
- 1995 Puerto Rico Cup – Silver Medal, Uneven Bars, 4th AA
- 1995 Pan American Games – 11th AA, 4th Uneven Bars
- 1995 McDonald’s American Cup – 7th AA, 4th Uneven Bars
- 1995 Buckeye Classic – 2nd AA, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Balance Beam
- 1994 – Member of the Puerto Rico National Gymnastics Team
- 1994 Alamo Classic – 4th AA
- 1994 – USA Junior National Team Member
- 1993 Bronze Medal Team Member – USA Olympic Festival
- 1993 Aloha Gym Festival – 10th AA, 3rd Uneven Bars, 2nd Balance Beam
- 1992 Level 9 Champion – Oklahoma State
- 1992 Dynamo Classic – 1st AA, 1st Balance Beam, 1st Uneven Bars
- 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain – Athens (Silver Medalist & Floor Finalist)
- 2004 Olympic Trials (6th AA)
- 2001 World Championships Team Member (3rd Team) and Event Finalist (5th Vault)
- 1998 U.S. National Championships: 10th AA
- 1997 U.S. Nationals Championships Bronze Medalist (AA, Vault) and Event Finalist (5th Floor, 8th Bars)
- 1997 World Championships Team Member (6th Team) and Event Finalist (5th Vault)
- 1996 U.S. National Championships Silver Medalist (Beam), Event Finalist (4th Vault and Bars, 5th Floor) and 12th AA
- 1995 U.S. National Championships Event Finalist (4th Bars, 6th Vault) and 15th AA