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Jenny
Mensing
GermanyGermany, GER
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 February 1986
Height
183 cm
Weight
70 kg
Residence
Wiesbaden, GER
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.
Club / Team
SC 1911 Wiesbaden: Germany
Name of coach
Oliver Grossmann [club], GER

General Interest

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)
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 compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (wiesbadener-kurier.de, 14 May 2019)
Other information
CONSIDERING RETIREMENT
She plans to make a decision on her career after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I want to qualify for Tokyo. Then I will take my time and think about whether I would like to continue swimming after." (wiesbadener-kurier.de, 26 Mar 2019)

RETURN TO GERMANY
In 2016 she relocated to Vienna, Austria, to train with coach Kurt Dittrich. In January 2019, she moved back to Wiesbaden in Germany to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo was the reason for me to come back to Wiesbaden. The personal contact with my trainer Oliver Grossmann, he knows me well, and the trust is there." (swimsportnews.de, 27 Apr 2018; wiesbadener-tagblatt.de, 06 Dec 2017; echo-online.de, 31 Oct 2016; wiesbadener-kurier.de, 26 Mar 2019)