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Jennie
Johansson
SwedenSweden, SWE
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
15 June 1988
Height
188 cm
Weight
72 kg
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Business, Communications, Marketing - Uppsala University: Sweden

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 in Hedemora, Sweden, but did not compete seriously in the sport until age 17.
Why this sport?
She accompanied a friend to swimming practice.

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Sweden

General Interest

Hobbies
Shopping, interior decorating, spending time with family and friends, coffee, being out in nature. (Twitter profile, 19 Jun 2015; jenniejohansson.se, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m breaststroke at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (dn.se, 23 Sep 2015; 31 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named 2015 Athlete of the Year in Stockholm, Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 22 Apr 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in March 2018. "I have come to the decision to finish my swimming career. A decision that has grown over time and it brings a mix of emotions. It is very difficult to leave behind something that has been a huge part of my life for so long. At the same time, it's a choice that I feel satisfied making and I am very grateful to leave my swimming career behind me, knowing that swimming has formed me to the person that I am today." (jenniejohansson.se, 06 Mar 2018)

TATTOOS
As well as an Olympic rings tattoo, she has the word 'tjaetsie' tattooed on her wrist. The word means water in the Southern Sami language. She is from the Sami area in the far north of Sweden. (nuorat.se, 18 Aug 2012)