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Jenna LAUKKANEN
Sport Swimming
NOC Finland   
GenderWomen
Born02 Mar 1995 in Kuhmo, FIN
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sotkamo, FIN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Finnish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She has been in the pool since she was an infant. She practised a number of sports before choosing to focus on swimming in 2014.
Why this sport?
Her family introduced her to swimming.
Club / Team
Swimming Club Vuokatti [SCV]: Finland
Name of coach
Toni Piirainen [club]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Follow your hopes, not your fears." (Instagram profile, 28 Jan 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Finnish Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. (uimaliitto.fi, 13 Jan 2016)

She was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year for the Kainuu region in Finland. (kainuunsanomat.fi, 09 Jan 2016)
Famous relatives
Her brothers Jere and Jesse have competed in swimming at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jan 2021; uimaliitto.fi, 13 Jan 2016; aamulehti.fi, 11 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (sotkamolehti.fi, 26 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Breaststroke 2:25.14
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:07.35
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
34 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:09.92
32 2012 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:31.23
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:31.68
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 2:16.28
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 31.48
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
25 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:14.70 
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:27.77
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.83
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.92
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:25.45
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:07.60
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.18
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Breaststroke 2:29.86
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:08.59
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:09.10
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:30.51
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.39
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.96
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 29.68
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 59.11
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:24.12
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke  DNS
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.23
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.38
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 29.72
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.62
10 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:22.09 
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Individual Medley 59.00 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.53
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:22.36
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:05.70
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.67
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.81
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.55
  2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay DSQ
13 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Breaststroke 2:23.81 
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 1:06.75
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 30.90
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:03.17
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 29.13
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 32.82
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 27.61
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke  DNS
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:01.51
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 31.28
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:16.30
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:09.62
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 31.18
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:08.56
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:32.28
24 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 28.85
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly  DNS
  2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke DNS
39 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 26.42 
3 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 30.95
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:08.22
7 2016 London, ENG 200m Breaststroke 2:25.97
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.49
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 31.91
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:31.29
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:09.31
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:47.02
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:08.48
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:33.33
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Breaststroke 32.26
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Breaststroke  DSQ
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:07.55
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 30.15
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 25.90
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 1:05.12
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:24.33
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 58.62
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.97
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.41
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 29.54
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:04.25
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 59.96
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.00
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Breaststroke  DSQ
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.22
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.80
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 1:04.56
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 29.71
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Breaststroke  DNS
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 59.95
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:47.05
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.53
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 31.00
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:26.73
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:07.44
8 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:49.24
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Breaststroke 2:22.76
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Breaststroke 1:06.57
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Breaststroke 30.82
19 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Breaststroke 2:27.74
25 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Breaststroke 32.29
20 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Breaststroke 1:09.48
13 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:52.52
Heats 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:09.71
10 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 31.41
9 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:28.63
7 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:51.29
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Individual Medley 59.77
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:25.60
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.16
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 30.04
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.29
8 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 1:06.91
6 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 30.38
37 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:04.56
4 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Individual Medley 59.52
2 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.71
4 2017 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.40
4 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 30.18
6 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 59.66
40 2014   Overall  
4 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:07.04
4 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 30.96
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.26
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:06.97
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 30.83
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:23.60
6 2013 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.92
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:07.84
2 2012 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 31.03
7 2012 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.35
6 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Breaststroke 1:07.19