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Dan Jorgensen

Full name: Daniel Ploug "Dan" Jorgensen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: April 4, 1968 in New London, Connecticut, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Lars Jorgensen.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Dan Jorgensen swam in college at the University of Southern California (USC), where he won two NCAA titles. Primarily a distance freestyler, he won gold in the 1988 Olympic 4x200 free relay, adding a bronze medal in that event in 1992. Jorgensen won gold in the same race at the 1989 and 1991 Pan Pacific Championships. He also won four individual medals at the Pan Pacs, with silver in the 1987 1,500 free and 1989 400 free, and bronze in the 1989 800 free and 1991 400 free. At the World Championships Jorgensen won a silver in the 1991 4x200 relay, and three bronzes in 1986 – in the 400 free, 1,500 free, and the 4x200 free relay. Jorgensen’s brother, [Lars], also swam at the 1988 Olympics in the 1,500 freestyle.

Jorgensen later settled in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife and two daughters. He worked various jobs for a few years, including working in a steel mill, and selling medical equipment, until he caught on with S. R. Smith, a company making pool deck equipment, and for whom he later became vice-president.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 14
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 17
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Swimming United States B Final 6 3:55.34 56.11 2 1:56.06 =3 2:55.94 4 59.95 (7) 59.88 (6) 59.40 (8)
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 4 q 3:52.64 56.45 5 1:55.92 4 2:54.70 4 59.47 (4) 58.78 (2) 57.94 (4)
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 5 q 3:53.20 55.51 2 1:54.40 2 2:54.13 4 58.89 (5) 59.73 (6) 59.07 (5)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER 5dT 1cT
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 1:49.24 3:40.48 3
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 2 1:50.56 3:40.70 2 25.47 53.34
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