Martin Jensen, Norwegian triple jumper, Died at 74


Martin Jensen was born on January 3, 1942, and died on February 12, 2016.

He was a Norwegian triple jumper.

Martin Jensen was recognized from Askøy and served the local sports club Ask IL, later TIF Viking in Bergen, IL i BUL and IK Tjalve in Oslo.

Mr.Jensen took part at the 1966 European Indoor Games and the 1966 European Athletics Championships without reaching the final.

In-house, he became Norwegian champion in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1969.

His personal best jump was 16.27 metres, accomplished in 1965.

Martin Jensen was a Norwegian record holder, being the first in that country to break the 16-metre barrier.

His main home competitors were Odd Bergh and Kristen Fløgstad, who ultimately broke Jensen’s record.

In 1964, Jensen also scored a 6.82 in the long jump.

Martin Jensen passed away at 74 yrs old.