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Gold Medal Moments: Dan Jansen -- Heartbreak and Triumph
Gold Medal Moments: Dan Jansen -- Heartbreak and Triumph
Published: 2012/07/28
Channel: Team USA
Dan Jansen Breaks His Jynx To Win Gold - Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympic
Dan Jansen Breaks His Jynx To Win Gold - Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympic
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: Olympic
1994 Winter Olympics (Lillehammer, Norway) - Long Track Speedskating Men
1994 Winter Olympics (Lillehammer, Norway) - Long Track Speedskating Men's 1000m
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: Ryan Shimabukuro
Most Unexpected Gold Medal In History - Dan Jensen |  Lillihamer 1994 Winter Olympics
Most Unexpected Gold Medal In History - Dan Jensen | Lillihamer 1994 Winter Olympics
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: Daily Records
The Dan Jansen Story - Part 4 - The Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Film | Olympic History
The Dan Jansen Story - Part 4 - The Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Film | Olympic History
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Olympic
Tony Hawk’s favourite: Dan Jansen’s Glory at Lillehammer 1994 | My Olympic Moment
Tony Hawk’s favourite: Dan Jansen’s Glory at Lillehammer 1994 | My Olympic Moment
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Olympic
Visa Go World "Dan Jansen" Commercial
Visa Go World "Dan Jansen" Commercial
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: vhklholdings
Dan Jansen Evacuated From Hotel During Fire | TMZ Sports
Dan Jansen Evacuated From Hotel During Fire | TMZ Sports
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: TMZSports
The Dan Jansen Story
The Dan Jansen Story
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: True TV Movies
1000 m Skøyter - Lillehammer OL - 18. februar 1994
1000 m Skøyter - Lillehammer OL - 18. februar 1994
Published: 2008/02/18
Channel: SamEyde
Olympics - 1988 Calgary - Speed Skating Mens 500m - USA Dan Jansen  imasportsphile.com
Olympics - 1988 Calgary - Speed Skating Mens 500m - USA Dan Jansen imasportsphile.com
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: Ima Sportsphile
Dan Jansen (1994) vs. Brittany Bowe (2015) - 1000m (WR)
Dan Jansen (1994) vs. Brittany Bowe (2015) - 1000m (WR)
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Sasha Skating Channel
The Dan Jansen Experience- Episode One
The Dan Jansen Experience- Episode One
Published: 2012/07/01
Channel: thsin423
La Proeza de Dan Jansen
La Proeza de Dan Jansen
Published: 2013/03/10
Channel: Dr. Ruben E. Estrada-Salas
Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 1000 m Thibault - Jansen
Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 1000 m Thibault - Jansen
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: Vid Speedska-ting
Dan Jansen - Turning a Flase Start into Divine Destiny
Dan Jansen - Turning a Flase Start into Divine Destiny
Published: 2009/03/24
Channel: pasystem7
Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen - Visa Go World
Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen - Visa Go World
Published: 2010/01/26
Channel: TheSportsPackage
Daniel Jansen Highlights   HD 720p
Daniel Jansen Highlights HD 720p
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Peter Crawford
Despues de la caida dan jansen
Despues de la caida dan jansen
Published: 2009/07/03
Channel: TheSylvia1986
Dan Jansen on a Personal Definition of Success
Dan Jansen on a Personal Definition of Success
Published: 2013/12/05
Channel: Speakers.com
Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 500 m Jansen - Y. Kuroiwa
Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 500 m Jansen - Y. Kuroiwa
Published: 2012/11/29
Channel: Vid Speedska-ting
Don
Don't Give Up!
Published: 2007/06/09
Channel: teamborderless
1994 - Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medal Winner
1994 - Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: AllDavidLetterman
Dan Jansen OLYMPIAN
Dan Jansen OLYMPIAN
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Montgomery Bell Academy
Virtual Greats Featured on Fox Business News: An Interview with Dan Jansen
Virtual Greats Featured on Fox Business News: An Interview with Dan Jansen
Published: 2013/05/21
Channel: Reuben Steiger
Benefits of Recovery: Dan Jansen for Human Performance Institute
Benefits of Recovery: Dan Jansen for Human Performance Institute
Published: 2011/09/07
Channel: Johnson & Johnson
TWU Spartans Senior Spotlight - Dan Jansen Van Doorn
TWU Spartans Senior Spotlight - Dan Jansen Van Doorn
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: SpartansSID
03 DAN JANSEN EL PATINADOR
03 DAN JANSEN EL PATINADOR
Published: 2011/12/12
Channel: StudiosCoyote
In the Driver
In the Driver's Seat with Dan Jansen
Published: 2010/11/24
Channel: Barbara Terry
Dan Jansen - Convention 2012
Dan Jansen - Convention 2012
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
Dan Jansen - real-life superhero
Dan Jansen - real-life superhero
Published: 2012/04/15
Channel: Kino Olimpas
A Incrível História de Dan Jansen - Legendado
A Incrível História de Dan Jansen - Legendado
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Fidel Bridi
Jansen Daniel "What
Jansen Daniel "What's Up" I The Blind Audition I The Voice Indonesia 2016
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: The Voice Indonesia
Dan Jansen
Dan Jansen's Speed Skating Story-Eminem Lose Yourself
Published: 2011/03/31
Channel: Morgan Kim
Blue Jays LHP Alonzo Gonzalez warming up with C Dan Jansen   2014 MiLB ST
Blue Jays LHP Alonzo Gonzalez warming up with C Dan Jansen 2014 MiLB ST
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: MLB Prospect Portal
Daniel Jansen (Limburg United) - Player Of The Game @ Liège
Daniel Jansen (Limburg United) - Player Of The Game @ Liège
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: TIB.tv
Dan Jansen - Português
Dan Jansen - Português
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: aloeveraja
Interview Dan Jansen - Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 500 m
Interview Dan Jansen - Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988 - 500 m
Published: 2012/11/29
Channel: Vid Speedska-ting
Olympians Picabo Street & Dan Jansen Are Excited For Sochi | People
Olympians Picabo Street & Dan Jansen Are Excited For Sochi | People
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: PeopleTV
The Dan Jansen Experience: Teaser Trailer
The Dan Jansen Experience: Teaser Trailer
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: thsin423
Olympic Qualifiers - Canada vs. Puerto Rico - Dan Jansen van Doorn
Olympic Qualifiers - Canada vs. Puerto Rico - Dan Jansen van Doorn
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: Volleyball Source
Locks To Love With Dan Jansen
Locks To Love With Dan Jansen
Published: 2015/08/31
Channel: Zach Borg
Trinity Western University Alumni Reflection | Rudy Verhoeff, Steve Marshall and Dan Jansen VanDoorn
Trinity Western University Alumni Reflection | Rudy Verhoeff, Steve Marshall and Dan Jansen VanDoorn
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: SpartansSID
Dan Jansen: een van de mooiste gouden medailles ooit
Dan Jansen: een van de mooiste gouden medailles ooit
Published: 2010/02/19
Channel: Schaatsen.nl
OL1994  500m  Dan Jansen
OL1994 500m Dan Jansen
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: MortenTrevland Skøyter - Speedskating
Ryan Borucki warming up with Dan Jansen - Toronto Blue Jays prospects
Ryan Borucki warming up with Dan Jansen - Toronto Blue Jays prospects
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: MLB Prospect Portal
Dan Jansen Vandoorn
Dan Jansen Vandoorn
Published: 2015/09/21
Channel: Volleyball Canada
Dan Jansen Reporting on the Vancouver  Winter Olympics
Dan Jansen Reporting on the Vancouver Winter Olympics
Published: 2009/11/04
Channel: Jennie McCafferty
Dan Jansen, Gold Medal Olympic Winner, Inspiration
Dan Jansen, Gold Medal Olympic Winner, Inspiration
Published: 2011/01/27
Channel: AllNaturalHealthTv
Daniel Jansen Van Doorn attack in 4 meter
Daniel Jansen Van Doorn attack in 4 meter
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: Sport Vines
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Dan Jansen
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Erwin Jansen
Nationality American
Born June 17, 1965 (1965-06-17) (age 52)
West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Website Dan Jansen official website
Sport
Country United States
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1994
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 35.76 (1994)
1000 m: 1:12.43 (1994)
1500 m: 1:55.62 (1993)
3000 m: 4:25.63 (1983)
5000 m: 7:50.22 (1982)

Daniel Erwin Jansen (born June 17, 1965) is a retired American speed skater. A multiple world champion in sprint and perennial favorite at the Winter Olympics, he won a gold medal in his final race (1,000 meters) in the 1994 Winter Olympics at the end of his career.

Early career[edit]

Dan Jansen is the youngest of nine children born to Geraldine (née Grajek) Jansen (1928-2017) a nurse,[1] and Harry Jansen (1928–2015), who retired from the police department as a lieutenant detective. His family is Roman Catholic. His three remaining sisters are all nurses. Two of his four brothers are policemen and one is a firefighter. He graduated from West Allis Central High School. Inspired by his sister Jane (1960–1988), he took up speed skating while growing up. He set a junior world record in the 500-meter race at age 16, and finished 16th in the 1,000 meters and fourth in the 500 meters at the 1984 Winter Olympics.[2]

Competitive history[edit]

In 1988, Jansen became the World Sprint Champion, then he was off to the 1988 Winter Olympics where he was a favorite for the 500- and 1,000-meter races. In the early hours of February 14, the day of the 500-meter event, Jansen was informed that his 27-year-old sister, Mrs. Jane Marie Beres, was dying of leukemia. Jansen spoke to her on the phone but was unable to receive a response. A few hours later, Jansen was notified of his sister's death.

Jansen went on to compete in the 500-meter race that afternoon but fell in the first turn. Four days later in the 1,000-meter event, he began with record-breaking speed but fell again, just past the 800-meter mark. He left the 1988 Olympics with no medals but became the recipient of the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award for his valiant efforts. In the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, he finished fourth in the 500 meters and 26th in the 1,000 meters, and left the games with no medals. In 1993, Jansen set a world record in the 500-meter event and was cast as a favorite to win the gold medal in the event at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

Between the 1992 and 1994 Olympics, Jansen was the only skater to break 36 seconds in the 500 meters, doing so four times. In 1994, Jansen won his second World Sprint Championship title, and he arrived at the 1994 Winter Olympics for one final attempt at an Olympic medal.

In the 500-meter event, he finished eighth. In preparation for the 1,000-meter event, he was coached by Peter Mueller, who won the same event in the 1976 Winter Olympics. Jansen defied expectations and finished first, winning his first and only Olympic medal of his career, while setting a new world record in the process. He received the 1994 James E. Sullivan Award and was chosen by his fellow Olympians to bear the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympics. He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.

Personal life[edit]

Jansen has two daughters from his first marriage to Robin Wicker. His second wife, Karen Palacios, is a top golf teaching professional. He was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004. Today, Dan Jansen is a speed skating commentator for NBC, and, from 2005–07, he was the skating coach for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.[citation needed]

In memory of his sister, he established the Dan Jansen Foundation with the purpose of fighting leukemia. He is an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.[3]

Records[edit]

World records[edit]

Over the course of his career, Jansen set eight world records in speed skating:

Event Time Date Venue
500 m 0.36,41 January 25, 1992 Davos
500 m 36.41 March 19, 1993 Calgary
500 m 36.02 March 20, 1993 Calgary
Sprint combination 145.580 March 20, 1993 Calgary
500 m 35.92 December 4, 1993 Hamar
500 m 35.76 January 30, 1994 Calgary
Sprint combination 144.815 January 30, 1994 Calgary
1000 m 1.12,43 February 18, 1994 Hamar

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

Personal records[edit]

Distance Result Date Location
500 m 35.76 January 30, 1994 Calgary
1000 m 1:12.43 February 18, 1994 Hamar
1500 m 1:55.62 March 14, 1993 Heerenveen
3000 m 4:25.63 March 5, 1983 Sarajevo
5000 m 7:50.22 February 7, 1982 Inzell

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary for Margaret Grajek Jankowski (Jansen's maternal aunt), legacy.com; accessed July 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Obituary for Harry Jansen, legacy.com; accessed July 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "MMRF Honorary Board". Archived from the original on August 20, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dan Jansen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dan Jansen". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 

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