Helen Jenkins

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Helen Jenkins
Helen Jenkins 4.jpg
Helen Jenkins at the 2010 World Championships Series event in Kitzbühel
Personal information
Born (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 30)
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Wales
Club Giant Racing
Team Corus Triathlon
Coached by Rick Velati
Marc Jenkins
Helen Jenkins, silver medalist at the World Championship triathlon in Kitzbuhel, 2011.
Helen Jenkins a few seconds before the start in Kitzbuhel, 2011.
Helen Jenkins on her way to the bronze medal at the World Championship Series Triathlon in Madrid, 2010.
Helen Jenkins in Lausanne, 2011.

Helen Rebecca Jenkins, née Tucker (born 8 March 1984), is a British professional triathlete and the 2008 and 2011 ITU World Champion. As a professional she has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and Wales in the Commonwealth Games. In 2009 she placed third at the Grand Final of the World Championship Series in Gold Coast, in 2011 she is number one in the World Championship Series (August 2011). After winning the London World Championship Series on 6 August 2011 she secured a place on the Great Britain team for the London Olympics 2012.

Career[edit]

Jenkins was the British Junior Champion of the year 2003 and the Elite Champion of the year 2006, after having been the elite silver medalist of the year 2005. Jenkins also participated in several prestigious non ITU events, in 2009 for instance she won the London Triathlon, which she had already attended in the years 2003, 2004, and 2005, placing 7th, 5th, and 5th respectively.

In 2006 she suffered from an Achilles tendon injury and after a new start in 2007 the ankle injury gave her trouble again. Nevertheless, in 2008 she won the World Championships in Vancouver and placed 21st at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Personal life[edit]

Jenkins was raised in Bridgend, Wales. She married her friend and coach Marc Jenkins at Disney World in Orlando on 30 October 2008 .[1]

ITU Competitions[edit]

In the nine years from 2002 to 2010, Helen Jenkins took part in 42 ITU competitions and achieved 28 top ten positions, among which 14 medals.

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the Athlete's Profile Page.[2] Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
2002-11-09 World Championships (Junior) Cancun 9
2003-06-21 European Championships (Junior) Carlsbad 13
2003-12-06 World Championships (Junior) Queenstown 5
2004-04-18 European Championships Valencia 22
2004-05-09 World Championships (U23) Madeira 8
2005-07-17 European Championships (U23) Sofia 3
2005-07-31 World Cup Salford 3
2005-09-10 World Championships Gamagori 32
2005-09-17 OSIM World Cup Beijing 3
2006-02-19 Oceania Cup Hobart 10
2006-03-18 Commonwealth Games Melbourne 17
2006-03-26 World Cup Mooloolaba 16
2006-04-23 European Cup Estoril 2
2006-05-07 World Cup Mazatlan 8
2006-06-04 BG World Cup Madrid 5
2006-07-08 European Championships (U23) Rijeka 4
2007-03-25 BG World Cup Mooloolaba 20
2007-04-15 BG World Cup Ishigaki DNF
2008-01-06 Premium Pan American Cup Viña del Mar 1
2008-01-13 Pan American Cup La Paz 1
2008-03-30 BG World Cup Mooloolaba 13
2008-04-06 BG World Cup New Plymouth 13
2008-04-13 BG World Cup Ishigaki 13
2008-05-25 BG World Cup Madrid 2
2008-06-05 BG World Championships Vancouver 1
2008-06-22 World Cup Hy-Vee 3
2008-08-18 Olympic Games Beijing 21
2009-05-02 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Tongyeong 14
2009-05-31 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Madrid 16
2009-06-21 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Washington (D.C.) 5
2009-06-27 Elite Cup Hy-Vee 10
2009-07-11 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Kitzbühel 5
2009-08-15 Dextro Energy World Championship Series London 3
2009-09-09 Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final Gold Coast 3
2010-04-11 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Sydney 15
2010-05-08 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Seoul 9
2010-06-05 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Madrid 3
2010-06-12 Elite Cup Hy-Vee 3
2010-07-24 Dextro Energy World Championship Series London 3
2010-08-15 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Kitzbühel 4
2010-09-08 Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final Budapest 7
2010-10-10 World Cup Huatulco 4
2011-03-05 Pan American Cup (Sprint) Clermont 1
2011-04-09 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Sydney 33
2011-06-04 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Madrid 2
2011-06-19 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Kitzbuhel 2
2011-08-06 Dextro Energy World Championship Series London 1
2011-06-19 Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Sprint World Championships Lausanne 4
2011-09-09 Dextro Energy World Championship Grand Final Beijing 2
2011-09-19 Dextro Energy World Championship Series Yokohama 6
2011-09-24 ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup Buffalo 2
2012-04-14 ITU World Triathlon Championship Series Sydney 2
2012-05-10 ITU World Triathlon Series San Diego 1
2012-08-04 Olympics London 5

BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cf. marriage photograph: http://www.tri247.com/article_4284.html. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=MzA0. Retrieved 22 August 2011.

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