Louise Mai Jansen

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Louise Mai Jansen
Personal information
Nationality  Denmark
Born (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 30)
Gladsaxe, Denmark
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, medley
Club Allerød SK

Louise Mai Jansen (born April 14, 1984 in Gladsaxe) is a Danish swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and individual medley events.[1] She is an eighteen-time national champion and a Nordic record holder in the freestyle and medley (both 200 m). She is also an eighth-place finalist in the 200 m individual medley at the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a time of 2:17.37, just eight seconds off the record set by Julie Hjorth-Hansen in 2009.[2] Jansen is an economics graduate, majoring in mathematics at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen.

Jansen made her official debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she placed thirty-seventh in the 200 m freestyle, and thirtieth in the 200 m individual medley, with respective times of 2:06.06 and 2:27.08.[3][4]

Four years later, Jansen qualified for her second Danish team, as a 24-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:02.20 (200 m freestyle) from the Danish Open in Copenhagen.[5] In the 200 m freestyle, Jansen raced to fourth place and thirty-fourth overall on the same heat as Athens by exactly one second ahead of Singapore's Lynette Lim in 2:01.30.[6] She also teamed up with Hjorth-Hansen, Micha Østergaard, and Lotte Friis in the 4×200 m freestyle relay. Swimming the third leg, Jansen recorded a split of 2:00.31, and the Danish team finished the preliminary heats in tenth overall with a Danish record of 8:00.81.[7]

At the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, Jansen helped her Danish team (Hjorth-Hansen, Ostergaard, and Friis) to dip under an eight-minute barrier and broke a new record of 7:55.56 in the 4×200 m freestyle relay, but finished only in twelfth place overall from the preliminary heats.[8]


  1. ^ "Julie Hjorth-Hansen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "European Long Course Championships: Camille Lacourt Rattles World Record in 50 Back". Swimming World Magazine. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 200m Individual Medley Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 200m Freestyle" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 53. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "2009 FINA World Championships (Rome, Italy) – Women's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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