Jeanette Ottesen

  • Birth Place: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • Profession: Olympic swimmer
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  • Began swimming at age 12; appeared in first international competition, the European Youth Olympic Festival, at age 13.
  • Qualified for the Olympics at 16.
  • Participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the 2008 games in Beijing, and the 2012 games in London.
  • Won first gold medal at the 2008 European Short Course Championships in the 100m butterfly.
  • Won gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2011 FINA World Championships. 
  • Honored as Danish Sports Name of the Year in 2011 by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.
  • Won long course world titles in 2011 and 2013.
  • Took home gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly at the 2012 Singapore World Cup.
  • Holds the Danish record in the 100m freestyle.
  • Won bronze as part of the 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.


  • Marco Loughran — Significant Other
  • Bobby Gray — Ex-husband
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