Jenny Fish

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Jenny Fish
Personal information
Full name Jennifer Lee Fish
Born May 17, 1949 (1949-05-17) (age 67)
Strongsville, Ohio, U.S.

Jennifer "Jenny" Lee Fish (born May 17, 1949) is an American speed skater who competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Strongsville, Ohio.

Early career[edit]

Fish began seeing success at the age of 12 in 1961, when she won the Ohio indoor championship and the Cleveland Press Silver Skates Midget-Novice title. From there, he success grew, and by 1964 she won the National indoor and outdoor junior championships and the U.S National indoor and outdoor titles.[1]

Fish held eight separate U.S. national speed skating records throughout her career.[2]

Olympic career[edit]

At the age of 18, Fish qualified for the 1968 Winter Olympics despite limited international experience. However, she won the silver medal in the 500 metres event, finishing in a three-way tie with two other American skaters. In the 1000 metres competition she finished 23rd.[3]

Personal Bests[edit]

Event Time Date
500 m 45 s 9 1968
1,000 m 1 min 38 s 4 1968
1,500 m 2 min 35 s 0 1968

Life After Skating[edit]

Following her speed skating career, Fish went on to earn a degree in health and physical education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's in education from Kent State University.[4]

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