Larsen Jensen

Larsen Jensen between Laura and George W. Bush; rightmost Michael Phelps

Larsen Jensen ( born September 1, 1985 in Bakersfield, California) is an American freestyle swimmer.


Larsen Jensen heard since the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, where he won silver over 800 meters freestyle, world class. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens he won silver over 1500 m freestyle and was fourth in the 400m. The World Cup 2005 in Montreal brought again the runner-up on 800 m, also over 1500 m freestyle. Less successful was the Short Course World Championships in Shanghai in 2006. With the 4x200 -meter freestyle relay, the athlete from Los Angeles won the bronze medal while, but he missed it in fourth over 1500 meters and has more than 400 m only seventh. Also at the World Championships in Melbourne missed Jensen fourth over 1500 meters, a medal, as well as in the Short Course World Championships 2008 in Manchester, where politics student from the Trojan Swim Club also fourth with the 4x200 m freestyle relay the United States was.

At the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing won Jensen, who is trained by Dave Salo, behind the South Koreans Tae- Hwan Park and the Chinese Zhang Lin the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle in 3:42,78 minutes. He is also still compete at the 1500 m range.