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Gwen Jorgensen
Gwen Jorgensen United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Triathlon
  • Height: 5'10" / 1.78m
  • Weight: 130 lbs / 59.0 kg
  • Born: 4/25/1986
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Career Highlights: In just her second year competing at the Elite level, Jorgensen secured a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team when she finished second at the International Triathlon Union’s World Championship Series event on the London Olympic course in August 2011. That finish was the best by an American woman in the history of the ITU World Championship Series and came less than two years after she completed her first competitive triathlon. Jorgensen finished 11th overall in the final 2011 ITU WCS rankings. A member of the USA Triathlon Project 2012 program, the Milwaukee resident placed fourth at the 2011 Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in October. Jorgensen also won the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series women’s title thanks to a victory at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., event Oct. 9. She was named the 2010 USA Triathlon rookie of the year and Elite duathlete of the year. A versatile athlete, Jorgensen was a member of the track and field, cross-country and swimming teams while attending the University of Wisconsin. She earned All-America honors in both track and cross-country and also qualified for the Big Ten swimming championships all four years with the Badgers. When her triathlon days are finished, Jorgensen can fall back on her Masters degree in accounting and CPA license.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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