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Jenny
Mensing
GermanyGermany, GER
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 February 1986
Height
183 cm
Weight
70 kg
Residence
Vienna, AUT
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
English, German

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in fourth grade at school when she signed up at the BSV Medizin Marzahn club in Berlin, Germany.
Why this sport?
Her mother often took her to the swimming pool and signed her up for the swimming club. She continued with the sport because she enjoyed it very much.
Club / Team
SC 1911 Wiesbaden: Germany
Name of coach
Oliver Grossmann [club]; Henning Lambertz [national], GER

General Interest

Hobbies
Cycling, photography. (hessischer-schwimm-verband.de, 2012)
Injuries
She was due to compete at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, but withdrew because her training was interrupted by health problems. She had been unable to train for four weeks before deciding to withdraw. (swimswam.com, 05 Jun 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always wants to wear her swimsuit as tight as possible. (schwimm-dm.de, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''Always with tranquillity.'' (hessischer-schwimm-verband.de, 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2010 Police Athlete of the Year in the state of Hesse in Germany. (innen.hessen.de, 06 Dec 2017)

In 2010 she was presented with the Sportplakette des Landes Hessen [Sports Plaque of the state of Hesse], the highest award in the state. (rrk-online.de, 11 Nov 2011)

She was named the 2010 European Police Athlete of the Year. (faz.net, 23 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To swim in a final at the Olympic Games. (schwimm-dm.de, 2016)