Bjørg Eva Jensen
Bjørg Eva Jensen in 1980
February 15, 1960 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Club||IF Fram, Larvik|
Bjørg Eva Jensen (born 15 February 1960) is a speed skater from Norway. She had her best year in 1980, when she became junior world allround champion, finished third at the senior allround world championships, and won the 3,000 m event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.
After that she had very few international successes, but she won 15 Norwegian titles, including 8 allround, 4 sprint, and 3 single distance titles. In 2002, aged 42, she won silver on the 5,000 m at the Norwegian Single Distance Championships. She later participated in the 2006 Norwegian Single Distance Championships, aged 45, finishing 12th on the 1,500 m and 7th on the 3,000 m.
Jensen was also a successful bicycle racer and won the Norwegian Championships in both time trial and individual pursuit in 1979. She was awarded the 1980 Egebergs Ærespris for her achievements in speed skating and cycling and was elected Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year that same year.
- National titles
|Championships||Gold medal||Silver medal||Bronze medal|
|Norwegian Single Distance||1987 (3,000 m)
1988 (3,000 m)
1988 (5,000 m)
|1988 (1,500 m)
2002 (5,000 m)
- Personal records
|500 m||42.40||3 April 1978||Medeo||40.68|
|1,000 m||1:24.30||10 March 1979||Larvik||1:23.46|
|1,500 m||2:08.61||15 January 1984||Medeo||2:04.04|
|3,000 m||4:29.28||14 February 1982||Inzell||4:21.70|
|5,000 m||7:50.4||27 December 1982||Larvik||none|
|10,000 m||16:49.82||7 March 1985||Savalen||none|
|Small combination||179.076||15 January 1984||Medeo||177.669|
Jensen has an Adelskalender score of 177.190 points. Her highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a 3rd place.
- Eng, Trond. All Time International Championships, Complete Results: 1889 – 2002. Askim, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2002.
- Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild and Teigen, Magne. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 1999 (6. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1999.
- Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild; Teigen, Magne and Teigen, Thorleiv. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 2004 (7. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli/Hokksund, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2004.
- Eng, Trond and Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater fra offisielle Norske Mesterskap på skøyter, 1894 – 2005. Askim/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2005.
- Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Norske Mesterskap På Skøyter, 1887 – 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.
- Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Internasjonale Mesterskap 1889 – 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior, allround/sprint. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.
- Bjørg Eva Jensen at SkateResults.com
- Personal records from Jakub Majerski's Speedskating Database
- Evert Stenlund's Adelskalender pages
Cato Zahl Pedersen
|Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year