Iain Jensen

Iain Jensen teamed up with Beijing Olympian Nathan Outteridge in 2009 after he parted ways with Olympic teammate Ben Austin. The pair made no delay stamping their mark, winning the 49er World Championships in Italy - just their second regatta together.

Having finished second at the 2010 World Championships the pair returned to winning form as they took out the 2011 World Championship in Perth and then the Olympic Test event at Weymouth.

Despite being earmarked as gold medal favourites for the London Games the pair did not succumb to the pressure as they took the lead in the regatta at the end of the third of fifteen races and never looked back. The pair’s five wins, including three in the last four regular races, helped to ensure that they could not be beaten prior to the medal race as Jensen claimed gold at the age of 24 on his Olympic debut.

Jensen and Outteridge returned to defend their title at Rio 2016, however New Zealand had already secured the gold heading into the final day of competition. They started the third day of competition three points behind second place Germany.

To win silver they needed to finish two places ahead of Germany in the medal race, worth double points, and they achieved their goal by crossing the line fourth with the Germans back in eighth.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

49er - Men
Race 01 13 pts; 13th (13) 13
Race 02 21 pts; 9th 8 8
Race 03 23 pts; 4th 2 2
Race 04 28 pts; 4th 5 5
Race 05 38 pts; 4th 10 10
Race 06 50 pts; 4th 13 13
Race 07 54 pts; 3rd 4 4
Race 08 59 pts; 3rd 5 5
Race 09 67 pts; 3rd 8 8
Race 10 69 pts; 3rd 2 2
Race 11 76 pts; 3rd 7 7
Race 12 83 pts; 2nd 7 7
Medal Race TP: 91 pts; NP: 78 pts; 2nd 8 4
Final Placing 2 / 20

2012 London

49er - Men
Medal Race TP: 66 pts; NP: 56 pts; 1st 8 4
Race 11 52 pts; 1st 4 4
Race 13 54 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 15 58 pts; 1st 3 3
Race 02 9 pts; 3rd 1 1
Race 03 11 pts; 1st 2 2
Race 07 28 pts; 1st 10 10
Race 08 34 pts; 1st 6 6
Race 01 8 pts; 8th 8 8
Race 04 15 pts; 1st 4 4
Race 05 17 pts; 1st 2 2
Race 10 48 pts; 1st 5 5
Race 14 55 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 06 18 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 09 43 pts; 1st 9 9
Race 12 53 pts; 1st 1 1
Final Placing 1 / 20