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Jo Jackson

Full name: Joanne Amy "Jo" Jackson
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: September 12, 1986 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Durham University, Durham (GBR) / Derwentside ASC, Stanley, County Durham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Sister of Nicola Jackson.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Joanne Jackson followed the tracks of elder sister Nicola into the world of international swimming. Joanne won the European Short Course Championship 400 freestyle in 2003 and made an Olympic début at Athens. Jackson continued her progress by reaching the World Championship final in 2005 and was a silver medallist at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games the following year. After a relatively quiet 2007 she returned to form to win the bronze medal at the 400 free at the Beijing Olympics and establish herself as one of the best long distance freestylers in the world. Apart from [Becky Adlington], who beat her in the 400 final, she was the only other British swimmer to win a medal in the pool in Beijing. Jackson even briefly held the world record in 2009, when she beat Adlington at the British Championship, though [Federica Pellegrini] had regained the record before she defeated Jackson at the World Championship later that year. The two silvers and a bronze she won at the championships marked the first time a Briton had won three medals at a world championship. Since then she has not quite reached the heights of 2009 but has won medals at major championships in relay events. Jackson had an asthma problem at the end of the 2009 season, and there were fears she would not make the team for London 2012, but she did. Sadly, she failed to reach the individual final but was in the Great Britain team that came fifth in the 4 x 200 Free relay. She announced her retirement in November 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 21
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 14
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 9
2012 Summer 25 London Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 21
2012 Summer 25 London Swimming Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 7 1:58.70 0.78 27.91 5 57.70 4 1:28.27 5 29.79 (4) 30.57 (6) 30.43 (7)
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 4 Q 1:58.00 0.76 28.23 6 57.95 5 1:28.44 5 29.72 (1) 30.49 (5) 29.56 (3)

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 2cT 2cR 2.5cT 2.5cR 3cT 3cR 3.5cT 3.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m 200-250m 250-300m 300-350m 350-400m
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 6 4:14.89 0.82 29.79 7 1:01.02 5 1:32.61 5 2:04.73 5 2:36.80 5 3:09.27 5 3:42.35 6 31.23 (6) 31.59 (5) 32.12 (6) 32.07 (6) 32.47 (5) 33.08 (7) 32.54 (7)
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Great Britain Final 3 4:03.52 0.79 28.84 7 59.58 8 1:30.30 7 2:01.60 8 2:32.34 6 3:03.08 4 3:33.66 2 30.74 (8) 30.72 (1) 31.30 (7) 30.74 (3) 30.74 (2) 30.58 (1) 29.86 (2)
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 2 Q 4:03.80 0.74 28.58 1 59.86 4 1:30.15 1 2:01.74 1 2:32.76 3 3:03.69 3 3:34.19 2 31.28 (6) 30.29 (1) 31.59 (5) 31.02 (3) 30.93 (4) 30.50 (1) 29.61 (2)
2012 Summer 25 London Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 7 04:11.5 0.78 29.34 6 1:00.22 4 1:31.59 4 2:03.26 4 2:35.22 4 3:07.45 5 3:39.68 5 30.88 31.37 31.67 31.96 32.23 32.23 31.82

Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT 1cT 1.5cT ET ER
2004 Summer 17 Athina Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 2:00.89 0.11 27.95 58.48 1:29.97 4:01.79 4
2008 Summer 21 Beijing Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6 1:57.70 0.73 27.73 57.21 1:27.62 1:57.70 1
2012 Summer 25 London Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 5 1:58.20 0.31 27.75 57.70 1:28.06 7:52.37 5
2012 Summer 25 London Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 4 1:58.86 0.25 27.37 57.30 1:27.86 7:54.31 4
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