Full name: Jens Boden
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: August 29, 1978 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: EV Dresden, Dresden (GER)
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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 â 39.38 (2002); 1500 - 1:55.49 (2003); 5000 â 6:20.15 (2005); 10000 â 13:23.43 (2002).
|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|
|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|
|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|