Gwen Jorgensen

  • WTS Ranking: 72
  • Represents: United States USA
  • Year of birth: 1986
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Full Stats

Given NameGwen
Family NameJorgensen
Year of Birth1986
Place of BirthWisconsin, USA
Height178 cm
World Triathlon Debut2010
CoachJamie Turner
HobbiesCooking, anything related to food, xc skiing, mountain biking, yelp lover
Race Starts79
Race Wins33
Race Podiums49
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Olympic gold medalist, Gwen Jorgensen started out her sporting career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she swam and ran for the Badgers. She earned a master’s degree in accounting, and went on to work for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee as a tax accountant. Soon after graduating and beginning her new job, USA Triathlon reached out and 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.

Jorgensen has since gone on to have an incredibly successful career in triathlon, with a total of 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes. She earned multiple ITU triathlon records such as the only woman to win a world title after a perfect undefeated WTS season, to hold onto a 12-race WTS winning streak and to win the Olympic test event and then the Olympic gold medal the following year. She is the 2015 WTS World Champion, the 2016 Mixed Team Relay World Champion and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist.

In late 2017, Jorgensen announced she would be switching her focus to marathon races, with her sights are firmly set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 2nd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel; and
- 3rd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg.

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