Bjørg Eva Jensen

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Bjørg Eva Jensen in 1980
Personal information
Born (1960-02-15) February 15, 1960 (age 54)
Larvik, Norway
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
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.[1]

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 is 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 Allround 1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1986
1987
1988
Norwegian Sprint 1979
1981
1982
1983
1977
1978
1976
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

To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that Jensen skated her personal records.[1][2][3]

Distance Time Date Location WR
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.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjørg Eva Jensen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Note that the 5,000 m was suspended as a world record event at the 1955 ISU Congress, but was reinstated again at the 1982 ISU Congress.
  3. ^ Note that the 10,000 m was suspended as a world record event at the 1953 ISU Congress.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

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Awards
Preceded by
Eystein Weltzien
Egebergs Ærespris
1980
Succeeded by
Cato Zahl Pedersen
Preceded by
Grete Waitz
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1980
Succeeded by
Tom Lund