Mette Jacobsen

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Mette Jacobsen
Personal information
NationalityDanish
Born (1973-03-24) 24 March 1973 (age 48)
Nakskov, Denmark
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight62 kg (137 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly, backstroke
ClubNakskov SK
Medal record
World Championships (LC)
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth 4×200 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 1995 Rio de Janeiro 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1999 Hong Kong 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 2000 Athens 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 1995 Rio de Janeiro 100 m backstroke
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Rio de Janeiro 200 m butterfly
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1995 Vienna 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1995 Vienna 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1997 Seville 100 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1999 Istanbul 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 1995 Vienna 100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1995 Vienna 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2000 Helsinki 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Bonn 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Bonn 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Athens 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Vienna 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Seville 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Seville 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Helsinki 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Madrid 200 m butterfly
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 1999 Lisbon 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 1998 Sheffield 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 1999 Lisbon 100 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2000 Valencia 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2001 Antwerp 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2002 Riesa 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2004 Vienna 100 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2004 Vienna 200 m butterfly
Silver medal – second place 2005 Trieste 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Valencia 100 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Riesa 100 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Dublin 200 m butterfly

Mette Jacobsen (born 24 March 1973 in Nakskov) is a former freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Denmark who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics for her native country, beginning in 1988. She won a total of 32 individual medals in international championships in a period from 1989 to 2005.

Doping allegation and suspension[edit]

Prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics, Jacobsen was accused by FINA of using Salbutamol as a doping substance.[2] In a 2006 interview with DR she told Jyllands-Posten that it had been legal for her to use this substance since 1993, because of her asthma. The substance itself produced prednisone, which according to FINA then increased her swimming capacity. She was suspended for half a year as a warning,[3] which was issued by LEN,[4] but never resumed swimming, because she could not compete without it.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mette Jacobsen's biography on the official FINA website". Retrieved 20 September 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Mette Jacobsen frikendt for dopinganklage" [Mette Jacobsen acquitted of doping charges]. BT. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "FINA Doping Panel Decision on Swimmer Mette Jacobsen". 23 July 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Grådkvalt Jacobsen får dopingadvarsel" [Crying Jacobsen gets a warning]. Ekstra Bladet. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Anders Laursen (7 January 2006). "Mette Jacobsen i ny sag om doping" [Mette Jacobsen in a new case on doping]. DR. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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