Morten Jensen (long jumper)

Morten Jensen (born December 2, 1982 in Lynge) is a Danish former track and field athlete. He specialised in long jump and also competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres sprints. He holds the Danish record in the long jump and formerly held the national records in the 100 metres and indoor 200 metres.

He competed at the World Championships in Athletics in 2005 and 2007, the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without qualifying for the final round.

He was runner-up in the 2010 Finnish Elite Games rankings, just missing out to Levern Spencer for that year's jackpot.[1]

He has been a part of the Sparta team since 2005, before then he was a part of FIF Hillerød. His coach was Leif Dahlberg after the 2010 European Championships he changed to Lars Nielsen and Anders Møller.

International competitions

  • All results regarding long jump, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Denmark
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 28th (qf) 100m 10.70 (wind: +0.7m/s)
17th (q) Long jump 7.25 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 8th Long jump 7.81 m (wind: 2.0m/s)
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd Long jump 7.42 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 29th Long jump 7.75 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd Long jump 8.00 m

Personal bests

  • 100 metres: 10.29 s (2004) NR
  • 200 metres: 20.75 s (2004)
  • Long jump: 8.25 m (2005) NR

See also


  1. Sonninen, A-P (2010-08-22). Spencer takes the Finnish Elite Games jackpot in Joensuu. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
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