Henrik Jorgensen (Paralympian)

Henrik Jorgensen is a Danish Paralympic athlete and boccia player who has competed in five Paralympic Games.[1]

Henrik Jorgensen
Medal record
Representing  Denmark
Paralympic Games
Para athletics (track & field)
Gold medal – first place 1984 New York/
Stoke Mandeville
Precision Throw - C1
Gold medal – first place 1984 New York/
Stoke Mandeville
Slalom - C1
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Slalom - C1
Boccia
Gold medal – first place 1984 New York/
Stoke Mandeville
Individual - C1
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Individual - C1
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team - C1-C2
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Individual - C1
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Team - C1-C2
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Individual - C1

CareerEdit

Henrik made his Paralympic debut in 1984, competing in athletics and boccia. In New York/Stoke Mandeville 1984 he won three gold medals, the men's slalom and precision throw and individual boccia C1. In 1984, boccia was making its Paralympics debut, so he became one of its first champions. In the boccia, he beat Russell Cecchini of Canada in the final. Starting from Seoul 1988 he moved into boccia permanently and became a master player, winning three silver and two bronze medals in the sport.

In Barcelona 1992 he won the individual bronze medal match against Juan Tellechea from Spain. Henrik had lost in the semifinal to James Thomson from the USA.

In Atlanta 1996 he won the silver medal in Boccia Individual C1 after losing to Hae Ryung Kim from South Korea.

After missing the Sydney 2000 Paralympics he returned for Athens 2004 but failed to medal. In the Individual Event he lost in the quarter final. In the Team Event he didn't make it into the finals. It was his last Paralympics to date.

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