Jan Henne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJan Margo•Henne (-Hawkins)
Used nameJan•Henne
Born11 August 1947 in Oakland, California (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsSanta Clara SC, Santa Clara (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4


Jan Henne started out as a breaststroke swimmer but became an Olympic freestyle champion, although she never won a U.S. national title at freestyle. Apart from the four events in which she won medals at the 1968 Olympics, she also swam in the heats of the medley relay. She won nine AAU titles, set eight U.S. records and, while attending Arizona State, won four events at the 1970 AIAW championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Jan Henne
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1

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