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Jennie JOHANSSON
Sport Swimming
NOC Sweden   
GenderWomen
Born15 Jun 1988 in Hedemora, SWE
Height1.88 m
Weight 72 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Business, Communications, Marketing - Uppsala University: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 in Hedemora, Sweden, but did not compete seriously in the sport until age 17.
Why this sport?
She accompanied a friend to swimming practice.
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Sweden
General Interest
Hobbies
Shopping, interior decorating, spending time with family and friends, coffee, being out in nature. (Twitter profile, 19 Jun 2015; jenniejohansson.se, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m breaststroke at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (dn.se, 23 Sep 2015; 31 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named 2015 Athlete of the Year in Stockholm, Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 22 Apr 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in March 2018. "I have come to the decision to finish my swimming career. A decision that has grown over time and it brings a mix of emotions. It is very difficult to leave behind something that has been a huge part of my life for so long. At the same time, it's a choice that I feel satisfied making and I am very grateful to leave my swimming career behind me, knowing that swimming has formed me to the person that I am today." (jenniejohansson.se, 06 Mar 2018)

TATTOOS
As well as an Olympic rings tattoo, she has the word 'tjaetsie' tattooed on her wrist. The word means water in the Southern Sami language. She is from the Sami area in the far north of Sweden. (nuorat.se, 18 Aug 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:07.06
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
10 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:07.57
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.93
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.31
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.28
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:07.17
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 30.05
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.24
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 30.23
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:07.41
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 30.89
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:08.02
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:05.08
5 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 29.99
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:51.64
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:05.62
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.41
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.56
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:05.31
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke  DNS
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 30.81
5 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:03.31
2 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.52
2 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:07.04
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.04
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.85
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke  DNS
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.24 
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.36
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 29.80
4 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:05.13
3 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.08
8 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.30
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:05.19
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:05.41
5 2013 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.36
5 2013 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:05.35
3 2013 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.07
32 2012   Overall  
1 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:06.11
1 2012 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.69
4 2012 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:28.00
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 1:06.27
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 30.62
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.19
2 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 1:05.39
2 2012 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 30.24
1 2011 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:05.60
1 2011 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 1:05.27
1 2011 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 30.05
3 2010 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.97
1 2010 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 30.68
2 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 30.27
3 2010 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 1:07.01
2 2010 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 30.92
2 2010 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:28.01
1 2010 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 1:05.64
1 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 30.10
1 2010 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 30.47