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Dan Jansen

Chronology

1965 Born June 17 in West Allis, Wisconsin
1972 Chooses speed skating over hockey, begins training with Dianne Holum
1975 Makes his first Junior World Championship team
1976 Wins 1,500-meter event at Junior World Championship
1976 Competes in his first Senior World Championship
1977 Becomes first American to win World Championship
1980 Becomes first to sweep Junior World, World, and World Spring championships
1984 Sweeps Junior World, World, and World Spring championships
1984 Competes in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Olympics
1988 Competes in Calgary, Canada Olympics
1992 Competes in Albertville, France Olympics
1994 Wins Olympic gold medal in Lillehammer, Norway

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