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Jan Svendsen

Full name: Janet Anne "Jan" Svendsen
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: November 9, 1948 in San Mateo, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jan Svendsen was a weight thrower who competed for UCLA and Wilt's Athletic Club, sponsored by Wilt Chamberlain. She competed at the 1975 Pan American Games in the discus, placing fifth, and also represented the US four times in international dual meets. Svendsen won the AAU indoors in 1973 in the shot put. She started weightlifting in the early 1970s to train for weight throws, became interested in its benefits, and is now a fitness director.

Personal Bests: 80mH – 11.6 (1968); 100H – 15.2 (1969); HJ – 5-0¼ [1.53] (1968); LJ – 17-4½ [5.29] (1968); SP – 53-5½ [16.29] (1972); DT – 181-10 [55.42] (1982); Pen - 4256 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's Shot Put United States USA 16 QR

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round 16 14.96
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round One 16 14.48
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Two 17 foul 14.48
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Qualifying Round Round Three NP 14.96
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