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Jens Boden

Full name: Jens Boden
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: August 29, 1978 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: EV Dresden, Dresden (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jens Boden, born in Dresden, was perhaps the biggest surprise of the first speed skating event of the 2002 Olympics. The 23-year-old broke his personal best time by 15 seconds and ended up in third place behind Jochem Uytdehaage and Derek Parra, who both had skated under the World Record. Boden completed his excellent Olympic tournament with a fifth position in the 10,000 m.

Prior to the Olympics, Bodens best international performance had been an 11th place in a 5,000 m World Cup in the 1999-2000 season. Bodens only other podium performances are five bronzes medals at the German Single Distance Championships in the 5,000 and 10,000 m. He retired in April 2007.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.38 (2002); 1500 - 1:55.49 (2003); 5000 – 6:20.15 (2005); 10000 – 13:23.43 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze OR
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Germany GER 5
2006 Winter 27 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 20

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 3 OR 6:21.73 18.71 48.08 1:17.77 1:47.68 2:17.63 2:47.74 3:17.85 3:48.36 4:19.00 4:49.44 5:19.99 5:50.85
2006 Winter 27 Torino Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 20 6:38.34 19.21 49.71 1:20.57 1:51.55 2:22.68 2:54.13 3:25.65 3:57.50 4:29.59 5:01.88 5:34.07 6:06.16

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
2002 Winter 23 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 5 13:23.43 35.77 1:07.93 1:40.06 2:11.79 2:43.41 3:14.90 3:46.62 4:18.32 4:50.33 5:22.07 5:54.16 6:26.42 6:58.43 7:30.21 8:02.19 8:34.40 9:06.63 9:38.70 10:11.20 10:43.75 11:16.45 11:48.69 12:20.80 12:52.49