Dan Jorgensen (swimmer)

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Daniel Jorgensen
Personal information
Full name Daniel Ploug Jorgensen
Nickname(s) "Dan"
National team  United States
Born (1968-04-04) April 4, 1968 (age 47)
New London, Connecticut
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of Southern California

Daniel Ploug Jorgensen (born April 4, 1968) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at two consecutive Olympic Games.

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, he earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[1] Individually, he also competed in the B Final of the men's 400-meter freestyle and finished fourteenth overall (3:55.34).[1][2]

Four years later at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Jorgensen again swam in the preliminary heats of the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay, and received a bronze medal when the U.S. team placed third in the event final.[1] He also swam in the preliminary heats of the men's 400-meter freestyle, but did not advance.[1][3]

His brother Lars also competed at the 1988 Olympics for the United States.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Dan Jorgensen. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle B Final. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1992 Seoul Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle. Retrieved November 10, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Dan Jorgensen – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com