|Birth Day:||June 16, 1996|
|Birth Place:||Indianapolis, United States|
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He first started diving when he was 7 years old. When he was 12, he hit his head on concrete during a difficult dive which almost ended his career, and possibly his life.
He suffered a potentially fatal head injury on January 21, 2009 at the age of 12. While attempting a reverse 3⁄2 somersault in tuck position, he struck his head on the concrete platform. After falling 33 feet into the water below, Johnson was motionless until being rescued by his coach, John Wingfield. According to Johnson, Wingfield helped to limit his blood loss. Johnson has stated that he was hospitalized, that his scalp wound was stapled shut, and that he was diagnosed with only a minor concussion. Johnson resumed diving a month following the accident. In 2016, Johnson revealed that he still suffered from short- and long-term memory loss due to the accident.
Johnson attended college at Purdue University. In 2015, Johnson became the first diver since Purdue alumnus David Boudia in 2009 to win NCAA titles on springboard and platform in the same year. Johnson also won CSCAA Diver of the year, Big Ten Diver of the Year, Purdue Male Athlete of the Year, Two-time All American (1-meter and platform diving), and Honorable Mention All-American (3-meter Diving); he was also a World Championships Qualifier (Synchronized 10-meter). Johnson was selected as the Big 10 Diver of the Week eight times during the 2014–2015 season and was named Diver of the Year for 2015.
In December 2016, Johnson received a silver medal on the one-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships and qualified for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. During the 2016 season, Johnson won bronze on three-meter and finished in the top four of all three diving events at the Big 10 Diving Championships. Steele scored a 470.05 points on one-meter, surpassing Boudia's previous record of 468.55 set in 2010. Additionally, Johnson won his first Big 10 conference title for platform diving with a score of 547.8. Johnson was also named First Team All-Big Ten.
Johnson married Hilary Nussbaum in Colorado on June 23, 2017. He is a Christian. Johnson has stated that his Christian faith affected his perspective on his 2009 injury:
In March 2018, Johnson won his fifth NCAA championship, scoring 499.35 points to win his second championship in a row on the three-meter board.
Johnson underwent surgeries in September 2018 and February 2019 to remedy stress fractures in his right foot and subsequent complications. The foot injury and ensuing surgeries caused him to miss the entire college diving season. Johnson opted out of his final year of college diving eligibility to turn professional.
In 2019, Johnson started diving with Ben Bramley on the platform synchro (Johnson's Olympic diving partner, David Boudia, decided to switch to springboard diving). Johnson and Bramley finished eighth in the 10m synchro at the 2019 World Championships held in Gwangju, Korea.
Johnson appeared on ABC's To Tell the Truth game show hosted by Anthony Anderson on June 4, 2020 as himself. None of the guest panelists guessed correctly Johnson and each selected an imposter.
Steele has an older brother named Race who played football for Purdue and younger sister, Hollyn. Steele's parents are Bill and Jill Johnson. In 2016, he got engaged to Hilary Nussbaum and they married in June of 2017.
Currently, Steele Johnson is 25 years, 11 months and 1 days old. Steele Johnson will celebrate 26th birthday on a Thursday 16th of June 2022. Below we countdown to Steele Johnson upcoming birthday.