Jenny Fish

Jennifer "Jenny" Lee Fish (born May 17, 1949) is an American speed skater who competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Jenny Fish
Personal information
Full nameJennifer Lee Fish
BornMay 17, 1949 (1949-05-17) (age 71)
Strongsville, Ohio, U.S.

Early lifeEdit

She was born in Strongsville, Ohio.

Early careerEdit

Fish began seeing success at the age of 12 in 1961, when she won the Ohio indoor championship and the Cleveland Press Silver Skates Midget-Novice title. From there, he success grew, and by 1964 she won the National indoor and outdoor junior championships and the U.S National indoor and outdoor titles.[1]

Fish held eight separate U.S. national speed skating records throughout her career.[2]

Olympic careerEdit

At the age of 18, Fish qualified for the 1968 Winter Olympics despite limited international experience. However, she won the silver medal in the 500 metres event, finishing in a three-way tie with two other American skaters. In the 1000 metres competition she finished 23rd.[3]

Personal BestsEdit

Event Time Date
500 m 45 s 9 1968
1,000 m 1 min 38 s 4 1968
1,500 m 2 min 35 s 0 1968

Life After SkatingEdit

Following her speed skating career, Fish went on to earn a degree in health and physical education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's in education from Kent State University.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.clevelandsportshall.com/baker-jenny-fish/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2009-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/american-trio-share-silver-lining-in-500m-speed-skating
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2009-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)