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Janel Jorgensen

Full name: Janel Simone Jorgensen (-McArdle)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 18, 1971
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Janel Jorgensen was primarily a butterfly swimmer who competed in college at Stanford. During her college career, she won 15 NCAA titles, and was named All-American 27 times. At Seoul in 1988, she swam the 100 butterfly, placing fifth, and won a silver medal in the 4x100 medley relay. Jorgensen also won a gold medal in the medley relay at the 1987 Pan American Games.

After college Jorgensen worked for Oracle for 12 years in strategic development. During that time, she also served as a volunteer for Swim Across America (SAA), a national non-profit devoted to raising money for cancer research through swimming events. In October 2005 Jorgensen left Oracle to become Executive Director of SAA. She eventually became President and CEO of SAA, with her and her husband settling in the Boston area, where she continued to fund raise for the cause.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly United States USA 5
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming United States Final 5 1:00.48 28.61 6 31.87 (4)
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 1:00.97 28.98 1 31.99 (1)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 2 59.84 3:12.62 2
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