Great Olympians

Biographies - JEN


Ernst Jencquel

Olympic Competitor nr 1448


Ján Jendek

B. 1931-07-05, Bratislava, Slovakia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 2002-12-07
Ice Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Emerich Alexandru Jenei

B. 1937-03-22, Agrișu Mic, Romania
Football
1964 HP
Men's Team (fifth) 162
162


Jenei István

B. 1953-05-21, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2011-02-25
Shooting
1972 HP
Running Target 2nd 0.6
0.6


Jeney István

Olympic Competitor nr 6789


Jeney László

B. 1923-05-30, Cluj, Romania, represented Hungary; D. 2006-04-24
Waterpolo (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
team (silver) gold gold (bronze) 10992
10992

Goalkeeper for the succesfull Hungarian teams at Helsinki and Melbourne. He only competed in preliminary matches in 1948 and 1960.


Jeney Zoltá

B. 1910-05-13, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1989-01-07
Ice Hockey
1936 HP
Ice Hockey Men's Team SF:4th 164
164


Albert Jenicot

Olympic Competitor nr 4715


Brian Jenkins

B. 1943-06-20, Bridgend, Wales, Great Britain; D. 2017-12-24
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1964 HP
Men's 200 metres Butterfly R2:14th 20
Men's 4x100 metres Medley Relay 8th 64
84


Charles Lamont "Charlie" Jenkins, Sr.

B. 1934-01-04, New York, NY, USA
Athletics - Track & Field (2 gold)
1956 HP
Men's 400 metres gold 6400
Men's 4x400m Relay gold 1600
8000


David Andrew Jenkins

B. 1952-05-25, Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad, represented Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's 400 metres SF:5th 7th 7th 930
Men's 4x400 m Relay silver R1:dnf 1001.6
1931.6

He represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.


David Wilkinson Jenkins

B. 1936-06-29, Akron, Ohio, USA
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Individual bronze gold 13440
13440


Enoch Jenkins

B. 1892-11-06, Pontypridd, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1984-01-04
Shooting
1920 1924 1952 HP
Men's Trap ac 11th 14th 104.875
Men's Trap, Team 8th 64
168.875

Olympic Competitor nr 7210


Hayes Alan Jenkins

B. 1933-03-23, Akron, Ohio, USA
Figure Skating (1 gold)
1952 1956 HP
Men's Individual fourth gold 12000
12000


Margaret Jenkins

B. 1903-07-02, Santa Clara, Cal., USA; D. 1996-01-08
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 1932 HP
Women's Discus Throw 19th 9th 242.4
242.4


Alan Jenkinson

B. 1952-02-11, represented Australia
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


John Edward Jenkinson

B. 1941-07-06, represented Australia
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Coxed Fours fourth 1200
1200


Eldon Jenne

B. 1899-05-29, Coupeville, Wash., USA
Athletics
1920 HP
Pole Vault 7th 600
600


David Michael Jennens

B. 1929-04-08, Birmingham, England, Great Britain; D. 2000-09-27
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Eights fourth 800
800


Brianne Alexandra Jenner

B. 1991-05-04, Oakville, Ont., Canada
Ice Hockey (2 gold, 1 silver)
2014 2018 2022 HP
Women's Team gold silver gold 12600
12600


(William) Bruce Jenner

currently known as

Caitlyn Marie Jenner

B. 1949-10-28, Mount Kisco, NY, USA
Athletics - Track & Field (1 gold)
1972 1976 HP
Men's Decathlon 10th gold 9750
9750

After his career, he married Elvis Presley's last girlfriend and then Kris Kardashian. In 2015, he announced that he had undergone gender reassignment surgery and would henceforth be known as Caitlyn.


Elizabeth Ann Jenner

B. 1941-08-30, Bognor Regis, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Women's 100 metres QF:6th 0.364
0.364


Susan Pamela "Sue" Jenner

B. 1960-03-26, represented Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Butterfly 14th 16
Women's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay sixth 160
176


Heinz "Heini" Jenni

B. 1951-07-25, Thun, Switzerland; D. 1992-10-08
Ice Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team 10th 50
50


Jean Jenni

represented Switzerland
Aquatics - Swimming
1920 HP
100 m Free-style R1:5th 0.057
Water Polo 9th 45.5
45.557


Athol Raymond Jennings

B. 1930-11-19, Cape Town, South Africa
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:6th 0.0027
0.0027


Harold Devereaux "Dev" Jennings

B. 1924-06-28, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; D. 2000-04-14
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Men's Downhill 45th 0.0000075
0.0000075


Ed Jennings

B. 1898-04-09, Philadelphia, Penn., USA; D. 1975-02-09
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1936 1928 1932 HP
Coxed Pairs bronze gold 14000
14000

Cox of two medal-winning pairs.


Graeme M. Jennings

B. 1946-07-11, Ashfield, Qld., Australia; D. 1993-08-21
Fencing
1968 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:6th -4.26
Men's Épée, Individual R1:6th -8.20
Men's Épée, Team R1:4th 0.778
0.778026002


Jenny Camp

a horse
Equestrianism (1 gold, 2 silver)
1932 1936 HP
Three-day Event, Individual silver silver 10000
Three-day Event, Team gold dnf 1604
11604

Ridden by Earl Thomson.


Charles Jenny

B. 1898, Basel, Switzerland
Bobsleigh
1932 HP
Men's Four-men fourth 1200
1200


F. Jenny

represented Switzerland
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 164
164


Margareth Frederike "Grete" Jenny

B. 1930-02-27, Kapfenberg, Austria; D. 2015-11-15
Athletics
1948 HP
Women's 4x100 m Relay sixth 160
160


Oskar Jenny

B. 1939-06-17, Davos, Switzerland
Ice Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


João Ernesto Jens

B. 1944-06-03, São Paulo, Brazil; D. 2020-12-10
Volleyball
1968 1972 HP
Men's Team 9th 8th 208
208


Willem Hendrik Jens

B. 1908-10-22, Schoonewoerd, the Netherlands; D. 1999-08-04
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs Rep:2nd 340
340


Aage Ulrik Jensen

B. 1915-12-13, København, Denmark; D. 1995-01-25
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fourth 2000
Men's Coxed Fours sixth 480
2480


(Alexander) Viggo Jensen

B. 1874-06-22, Copenhagen, Denmark; D. 1930-11-02
Athletics - Track & Field & Gymnastics & Shooting & Weightlifting (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 1900 HP
Shot Put fourth 2400 3136.8
Discus Throw 5th/9th 736.8
total Athletics 3136.8
Rope Climbing fourth 2400 2400
total Gymnastics 2400
Military Rifle sixth 640 3657.4
Free Rifle bronze 2560
Free Rifle, team fourth 400
Free Rifle, combined 15th 10
Free Rifle, standing 11th 16
Free Rifle, kneeling 13th 6.4
Free Rifle, prone 10th 25
total Shooting 3200 457.4
Weightlifting, Two Hands gold 6400 10400
Weightlifting, One Hand silver 4000
total Weightlifting 10400
19136.8 457.4 19594.2

His two-arm lift was of an equal value (111,5 kg) as Launceston Elliott, but he was given the gold medal because of a 'better style' (Elliott had moved a foot). Elliott won the one-arm lift.
The results of the Shot Put and Discus Throw are full of controversy, and I have chosen to follow Mallon.
One of 3 Olympians to have competed in four sports.

Olympic Competitor nr 24


Alfred Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6104


Arne Preben Jensen

B. 1932-02-23, Gentofte, Denmark
Equestrianism - Eventing
1960 HP
Eventing, Individual 32nd 0.005
Eventing, Team dnf 0.64
0.645


Axel Jensen

B. 1899-09-17, Odense, Denmark; D. 1968-08-20
Athletics
1920 1924 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 11th 96
96


Barbara Jayne M. Jensen

B. 1929-09-15, San Francisco, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke SF:12th 60
60


Benny Peter Jensen

B. 1934-10-24, Højelse, Denmark; D. 1995-06-02
Shooting
1968 HP
Skeet 33rd -2.38
0.00384


(Georg Egon) Bent Jensen

B. 1925-10-30, Sorø, Denmark
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs 2Rep:2nd 540
540


(Jacob) Bernhard (Christian) Jensen

B. 1912-02-16, Odense, Denmark; D. 1997-06-17
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m silver 3000
3000


Birgit Jensen

B. 1940-01-09, Værløse, Denmark
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Women's Kayak Doubles 500 metres fifth 750
750


Børge Emil Jensen

B. 1911-06-18, Nørre Tranders, Denmark; D. 1967-01-12
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1932 HP
FR Men's Welterweight (-72  kg) sixth 960
GR Men's Welterweight (-72  kg) fifth 1500
2460


Carl Jensen

B. 1909-12-19, Aarhus, Denmark; D. 1991-03-18
Boxing
1932 HP
Men's Welterweight (-66.7 kg) QF 861
861


Carl Marinus Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 4354


Charles Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 3551


Christian Jensen

B. 1888-10-04, Aalborg, Denmark; D. 1947-01-16
Weightlifting
1920 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) sixth 960
960


Edvin Jensen

B. 1900-07-06, København, Denmark; D. 1975-11-19
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1920 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Einer Jensen

B. 1899-03-06, København, Denmark; D. 1976-02-18
Bowing
1920 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) R1 79.13
79.13


Ejnar Jensen

B. 1896-02-17, Aarhus, Denmark; D. 1973-10-31
Weightlifting
1920 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) fourth 2400
2400


(Hans) Emil Boje Jensen

B. 1911-08-28, Sorø, Denmark; D. 1964-08-16
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Coxless Fours sixth 480
Men's Eights Rep:dns 10.4
490.4


Erik Jensen

B. 1921-10-01, Århus, Denmark; D. 1987-06-29
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-80 kg) R1 1.991
1.991


Ernst Friborg Jensen

B. 1906-08-28, København, Denmark; D. 1996-01-14
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Eights Rep2 136
136


Finn Martin Jensen

B. 1914-11-22, Frederiksberg, Denmark; D. 1987-08-25
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke SF:14th 24
24


(Claus) Flemming (Frederik Brandt) Jensen

B. 1914-09-19, København, Denmark; D. 1965-11-30
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Coxed Fours sixth 480
480


Frank Høj Jensen

B. 1945-09-12, København, Denmark
Sailing
1972 HP
Three Person Keelboat (Dragon) 7th 400
400


Josua Frederik Isaias Ananias "Freddy" Jensen

B. 1926-01-28, Nuuk, Greenland, lived in Frederiksberg, represented Denmark; D. 1996-04-09
Gymnastics
1948 1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 56th 75th -
Men's Team All-Around 8th 15th 66.5
Men's Floor Exercise 16th 73rd 1.6
Men's Horse Vault 82nd 149th -
Men's Parallel Bars 65th 133rd -
Men's Horizontal Bar 60th 67th -
Men's Rings 48th 63rd -
Men's Pommeled Horse 53rd 65th -
68.1


Gorm Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 3552


Helge Jensen

B. 1896-05-12, København, Denmark; D. 1961-12-02
Modern Pentathlon
1924 1928 HP
Men's Individual sixth 10th 1110
1110


Holger Jensen

B. 1898-12-30, Aarhus, Denmark
Boxing
1920 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) R1 79.13
79.13


Iain Jensen

B. 1988-05-23, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Sailing (1 gold, 1 silver)
2012 2016 HP
Men's Skiff (49er) gold silver 13000
13000


Ingemann (Peter) Bylling Jensen

B. 1925-12-12, Horsens, Denmark
Sailing
1952 HP
5.5 metres 11th 64
64


(Tage) Ivan (Linde) Jensen

B. 1922-11-10, København, Denmark; D. 2009-01-26
Football (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Jens Berendt Jensen

B. 1940-02-21, Hylleholt, Denmark
Rowing
1960 1964 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fourth Rep:4th 2021.5
2021.5


Jens Kristian Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6105


John Erik Jensen

B. 1945-05-17, Guldborgsund, Denmark
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 10th 75
75


Jørgen Jensen

B. 1947-01-06, Odense, Denmark; D. 2015-03-04
Cycling - Track
1968 HP
Men's Tandem Rep1:2nd 54
54


Jørgen Christian Jensen

B. 1939-06-02, København, Denmark; D. 1995-03-12
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1960 1964 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) 14th 12th 84
84


Jørgen Martinius Jensen

B. 1878-01-01, Oslo, Norway; D. 1970-03-31

Olympic Competitor nr 6701


Jørgen Pilegaard Jensen

B. 1944-04-10, Lolland, Denmark; D. 2009-10-02
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's Marathon 30th 28th 0.0534
0.0534


Kai Jensen

B. 1897-02-25, København, Denmark; D. 1997-05-31
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m QF:5th 0.043
Men's 800 m SF:5th 17.2
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:4th 17
34.243


Karl Jensen

B. 1898-09-21, København, Denmark; D. 1928-07-28
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:13th 38.4
Men's Hammer Throw QU:11th 96
134.4


Karl Julius Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6676


Kirsten Hedegaard Jensen

B. 1935-02-23, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:21st 0.96
0.96


Klaus Føge Jensen

B. 1944-12-11, Hedensted, Denmark
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Keelboat (Tempest) 17th 5
5


Kristian Laurentius Jensen

B. 1889-03-24, Homå, Denmark; D. 1974-10-21
Equestrianism - Dressage
1952 HP
Dressage, Individual 18th 3.2
3.2


Knud Bruun Jensen

B. 1929-07-02, Århus, Denmark; D. 2015-04
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 1Rep:2nd 12.9
12.9


Knud Enemark Jensen

B. 1936-11-30, Århus, Denmark; D. 1960-08-26 during the Olympics
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial dnf 0.003
0.003

Only the second athlete to die during an Olympic Competition (after Francisco Lázaro)


Lars Kraus Jensen

B. 1944-08-07, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 1968 HP
Men's 200 metres Backstroke R1:25th R1:22nd 0.525
Men's 200 metres Individual Medley R1:18th 2.56
Men's 400 metres Individual Medley R1:19th 1.6
4.685


Leif Gøran Jensen

B. 1948-03-19, Frederikstad, Norway
Weightlifting (1 gold)
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) 14th 9630
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) gold dnf
9630


Lorents Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 3357


Magnus Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 2677


Mogens Jensen

B. 1937-05-20, København, Denmark
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep:3rd 51
51


Mogens Frey Jensen

B. 1941-07-02, Copenhagen, Denmark
Track Cycling (1 gold, 1 silver)
1968 HP
Individual Pursuit silver 6000
Team Pursuit gold 4800
10800


Niels Jensen

B. 1939-06-07, København, Denmark
Sailing
1968 HP
Two−Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 16th 8
8


Oddmund Ingvald Jensen

B. 1928-09-26, Sørvold, Norway; D. 2011-03-06
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 1960 HP
Men's 30 kilometres 17th 10th 104
Men's 50 kilometres 14th 11th 80
184


Øivind Jensen

B. 1905-01-17, Bergen, Norway; D. 1989-01-09
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Middleweight (-72.6 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Ole Andreas Jensen

B. 1872-12-01, Kinn, Norway; D. 1943-03-06

Olympic Competitor nr 5102


Ole David Jensen

B. 1943-07-16, Gentofte, Denmark
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 50 km Walk 29th 0.016
0.016


Ole (Christian) Hviid Jensen

B. 1933-11-05, Haderslev, Denmark
Shooting
1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Three Positions 16th 14th 22nd 22.8
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 37th 12th 15th 50.0004
72.8004


Ole Scavenius Jensen

B. 1921-03-21, København, Denmark; D. 1990-05-30
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Eights 2Rep:3rd 80
80


Otto Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 5733


Ove Bak Jensen

B. 1947-09-03, Ikast-Brande, Denmark
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's Road Race 27th 0.06
0.06


Palle Lykke Jensen

B. 1936-11-04, Ringe, Denmark; D. 2013-04-19
Cycling - Road
1956 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -13.32
-13.32


Paul Richard Jensen

B. 1955-05-01, Minneapolis, Minn., USA
Ice Hockey
1976 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Peder Jensen

B. 1897-10-12, Sværdborg, Denmark; D. 1938-11-13
Equestrianism - Zventing & Equestrianism - Dressage
1928 1932 1936 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual 9th 200
Dressage, Individual 7th 500
700


Poul Jensen

B. 1934-03-28, Vejle, Denmark; D. 2000
Football (1 silver)
1960 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Poul Richard Høj Jensen

B. 1944-06-02, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sailing (2 gold)
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Two-Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 16th 13208
Three-Person Keelboat (Dragon) 7th
Three-Person Keelboat (Soling) gold gold
13208


Preben Sten Jensen

B. 1944-07-31, Herlufsholm, Denmark
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1964 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres 9th 120
120


(Johannes) Robert Jensen

B. 1916-02-02, Kalundborg, Denmark; D. 1984-08-02
Hockey
1936 1948 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd QU:4th 148.8
148.8


Sidney Allen "Sid" Jensen

B. 1947-08-11, Halifax, NS, Canada
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Men's Individual All-Round 77th -11.40
Men's Team All-Round 16th 1.6
1.6


Sophus Jensen

B. 1889-07-27, Chicago, Ill., USA
Aquatics - Water Polo
1920 HP
Men's Water Polo fourth 800
800


(Ole) Søren Jensen

B. 1918-10-19, København, Denmark; D. 1995-02-14
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs SF:2nd 1350
1350


Søren Andkjær Jensen

B. 1942-11-07, København, Denmark
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team (13th) 8
8


Søren Marinus Jensen

B. 1880-07-01, Denmark; D. 1942-12-01
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (2 gold, 2 bronze)
1906 1908 1912 HP
Heavyweight (+85 kg) gold 12800
Heavyweight (+93 kg) bronze bronze
All-Around Championship gold 1200
7800 2560 3840 14000

The All-around Championship at Athina was a special event for the winners of the three weightclasses. Being the heaviest, Jensen had no trouble winning an extra gold medal.

Olympic Competitor nr 3059


Steven Alan "Steve" Jensen

B. 1955-04-14, Minneapolis, Minn., USA
Ice Hockey
1976 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Sverre Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 5320


Thor Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 6088


Torben Alstrup Jensen

B. 1930-08-07, Slagelse, Denmark; D. 2007-11-30
Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 16th 3.2
3.2


Valther Jensen

B. 1888-03-01, København, Denmark; D. 1982-03-15
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:7th 600
600


(Hans) Viggo Jensen

B. 1921-03-29, Skagen, Denmark; D. 2005-11-30
Football (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280

He was the coach of the 1992 Danish Olympic Football team.


Erling Jenssen

Olympic Competitor nr 6089


Lene Jenssen

B. 1957-04-22, Frederikstad, Norway
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle 11th 64
64


Leon Jensz

B. 1915-06-15, Khabarovsk, Russia, lived in Warszawa, represented Poland; D. 1992-05-16
Sailing
1936 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Olympiajolle) 18th 3.2
3.2


Fred Jent

B. 1894, represented Switzerland; D. 1979-08-14
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Literature - unknown event AC 254.5
254.5


Jeny Rudolf

B. 1901-03-02, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1975-05
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football R2 26.38
26.38


Ronald Graeme Jenyns

B. 1936-02-25, Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Sailing
1960 1964 1968 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) fourth fourth 5280
5280


Roland Jenzer

from Basel, represented Switzerland
Hockey
1948 HP
Men's team R1:2nd 410
410


Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2022-06-22

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