Former Oakland Swimmer Line Jensen Finishes 23rd in Olympic Triathlon
Jensen finished only two minutes and 59 seconds behind the winner.
Aug. 6, 2012
LONDON - Former Oakland swimmer Line Jensen finished 23rd in the triathlon over the weekend at the London 2012 Olympics, running for her native Denmark. She started in the 19th position and finished the course in 2:02:47.00, just two minutes and 59 seconds behind the eventual winner.
Jensen, a former Summit League Swimmer of the Year and five-time individual Summit League champion, competed in her first Olympic Games after qualifying through a two-year qualification period beginning on June 1, 2010 that took her to five continents. The triathlon was won by Nicola Spirig of Switzerland after she beat out Lisa Norden of Sweden in a photo finish in 1:59:48.00.
In the pool, Scott Dickens finished his second Olympic Games by swimming the breaststroke leg of the 4x100-meter medley relay for Canada which finished eighth with a time of 3:34.19.