Gwen Jorgensen

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  • Year of birth: 1986
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Full Stats

Given NameGwen
Family NameJorgensen
Year of Birth1986
Place of BirthWisconsin, USA
Place of Residence USA
Height178 cm
ITU Debut2010
CoachJamie Turner
HobbiesCooking, anything related to food, xc skiing, mountain biking, yelp lover
WTS Starts36
WTS Wins17
WTS Podiums23
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Gwen started out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she swam and ran for the Badgers. She earned a master’s degree in accounting, passed the CPA exam, and worked for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee as a tax accountant. Soon after graduating and beginning her new job, USA Triathlon, who was pursuing former college swimmers and runners, encouraged Jorgensen to enter the sport of triathlon. In 2010, she was selected as USA Triathlon’s Rookie of the year following her silver medal at the World University Triathlon Championships in Spain.

From there, Gwen has gone from strength to strength with incredibly as successful career in triathlon, with a total of 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes.

In 2016, Gwen won four gold medals during the season, including at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, 2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds and at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.

Recent Highlights

- 2nd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel;
- Winner of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 3rd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 38th position at the 2012 London Olympic Games; and
- 4th place at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.

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