Full name: Janet Anne "Jan" Svendsen
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: United States
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 â 11.6 (1968); 100H â 15.2 (1969); HJ â 5-0Â¼ [1.53] (1968); LJ â 17-4Â½ [5.29] (1968); SP â 53-5Â½ [16.29] (1972); DT â 181-10 [55.42] (1982); Pen - 4256 (1968).
|1972 Summer||23||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Women's Shot Put||United States||USA||16 QR|
|1972 Summer||23||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||16||14.96|
|1972 Summer||23||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round One||16||14.48|
|1972 Summer||23||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round Two||17||foul||14.48|
|1972 Summer||23||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Round Three||NP||14.96|