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Jeanette
Ottesen
DenmarkDenmark, DEN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 December 1987
Height
180 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Marco Loughran, daughter Billie-Mai [2018]
Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Danish, German, English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 12 in Lyngby, Denmark.
Why this sport?
She had been dancing for 10 years and felt she needed to try something else. Her sister was also a swimmer.
Club / Team
Svommeklubben MK31: Copenhagen, DEN
Name of coach
Dean Boles [national]; Marco Loughran [husband], GBR

International Debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Spain

General Interest

Nicknames
Nette, Janet (Facebook profile, 20 Jul 2018; svoem.dk, 09 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (b.dk, 14 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruin. (svoem.dk, 09 Jul 2008)
Injuries
She suffered a broken finger in June 2015 after she was the victim of a road rage incident in Denmark. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Jun 2015)

She fractured a rib in 2005, which kept her out of the water for three months. (svoem.dk, 09 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can, I will." (Facebook page, 07 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
Her husband Marco Loughran represented Great Britain in swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2017; bt.dk, 06 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (dr.dk, 15 May 2018)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She considered retiring from the sport following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, after taking time away from the sport to give birth to her daughter Billie-Mai in January 2018, she decided to continue with the sport with the aim of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I'm going for a fifth Olympic Games, and I want my daughter to know I continued on after I gave birth to her." (dr.dk, 15 May 2018, 03 Nov 2017; tv2.dk, 17 Jul 2017; fina.org, 26 Oct 2016)