|Birth name||Helen Rebecca Tucker|
8 March 1984 |
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Coached by||Rick Velati
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.
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.
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. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.
|2002-11-09||World Championships (Junior)||Cancun||9|
|2003-06-21||European Championships (Junior)||Carlsbad||13|
|2003-12-06||World Championships (Junior)||Queenstown||5|
|2004-05-09||World Championships (U23)||Madeira||8|
|2005-07-17||European Championships (U23)||Sofia||3|
|2005-09-17||OSIM World Cup||Beijing||3|
|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|
|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|
|2009-07-11||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|
|2010-07-24||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|
|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|
BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start
- Cf. marriage photograph: http://www.tri247.com/article_4284.html. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=MzA0. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
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