Jeanette Ottesen

Jeanette Ottesen (born 30 December 1987)[2] is a Danish competitive swimmer who participated at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. In total she has won 50 international medals.

Jeanette Ottesen
Personal information
Full nameJeanette Ottesen
National team Denmark
Born (1987-12-30) 30 December 1987
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)[1]
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubKvik Kastrup

She currently holds the Danish record in the following:

Long course (50 m pool):

50 m butterfly, 100 m butterfly, 100 m freestyle[3][4]

Short course (25 m pool):

100 m butterfly, 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m individual medley[5][6][7]

She swims in the swimming club Kvik Kastrup and mainly concentrates on the short distances in freestyle and butterfly.

Ottesen's won her first international title at the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Rijeka, Croatia in the 100 m butterfly. She has won two individual long course world titles; in 100 m freestyle in 2011 (shared with Aleksandra Gerasimenya from Belarus, and in the 50 m butterfly in 2013.

In June 2015, two months before the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, Ottesen and her boyfriend Marco Loughran were attacked in a road rage incident in Copenhagen, during which she broke her finger. She recovered in time and won two silver medals at the world championships.[8]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won a bronze medal as a part of the 4 × 100 m medley relay alongside Rikke Møller Pedersen, Mie Ø. Nielsen and Pernille Blume. Here they also broke the European record with a time of 3:55.01.

Personal life

On 13 August 2011 she married Bobby William Gray, whom she had been dating for 8 years.[9] The couple separated in 2013 and got divorced in 2014.[10]

In February 2017 she got engaged to British swimmer Marco Loughran, whom she has been dating since 2014.[11] On 30 June 2017 she announced, via her blog, that they are expecting their first child.[12] The couple wed in a surprise ceremony, in Copenhagen, on 16 July 2017.[13]

See also


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Caroline Wozniacki
Danish Sports Name of the Year
Succeeded by
Lasse Norman Hansen
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