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JESSEN David
Czech Republic
CZE
Title
Mr
Lastname
JESSEN
Firstname
David
Gender
male
Country
Czech Republic
Place of birth
Brno
Year of birth
1996 (25 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Dad ["My Stanford [University] gymnastics teammates gave it to me because I would always look out for them."] (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Collecting coins, darts, tennis, listening to music, learning languages. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Occupation
Student
Education
Biology - Stanford University, United States
Family
Partner Ashley
Spoken languages
Czech, English, Spanish
Club
Sokol Brno I [Czech Republic]
Coach
Petr Hedbavny [club, national], CZE
Sporting relatives
His mother Hana Ricna-Jessen competed in artistic gymnastics for Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, while his father Lorin Jessen has served as a gymnastics coach. His sister Sandra has competed in gymnastics at international level. (Parkettes National Gymnastics Facebook page, 01 Jun 2019; thesundevils.com, 01 Jan 2019; denik.cz, 04 Jun 2015; baku2015.com, 30 Apr 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jul 2021)
International senior debut
2015 for Czech Republic, European Championships in Montpellier, France (sport.idnes.cz, 21 Apr 2015)
Injuries
In 2018 he suffered a torn labrum and biceps tendon in his left shoulder that took him six months to recover from. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
National Team
2015 (sport.idnes.cz, 21 Apr 2015)
Start sporting career
He took up the sport at age two in Florida, United States of America. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Reason for taking up the sport
His parents were gymnastics coaches. His mother competed in artistic gymnastics for Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To attend medical school and become a doctor. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the all-around final at the 2020 European Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, his mother. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother Hana Ricna-Jessen. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Rituals
He carries good luck elephant key chains with him to every competition. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"Treat every training session and competition as if it were your last." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2021)
Additional information
General
RETIREMENT PLANS
He was a health care volunteer in the United States of America during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping out in a testing centre. He would like to pursue a career or further health or medical studies after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He plans to retire from the sport after competing in Tokyo. "I think it will probably be better if I move on with my life." (idnes.cz, 25 Jun 2021)

REPRESENTING CZECH REPUBLIC
He was born in the Czech Republic but moved to the United States of America as a child with his family. Although he represented the United States of America as a junior, he later switched to compete for the Czech Republic. "I decided for myself that representing the Czech Republic would provide me a better opportunity to compete at international level." (intlgymnast.com, 15 Feb 2017; baku2015.com, 30 Apr 2015)

NAMED ELEMENT
He has an element named after him in the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] Code of Points. First performed in international competition at the 2019 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, the pommel horse element includes a Direct Stokli A [DSA] with hop backward through handstand on the other end. (gostanford.com, 22 Apr 2020)

Last update : 2021-07-24

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
75.331 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
13.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
12.333
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
12.566
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
53
Score Qualif.
13.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
11.000

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
79.681 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
12.233
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
12.166
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
13.366
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
13.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
14.316
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
84.533 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
14.100
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
13.733
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
14.400
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.400
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
79.398 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
103
Score Qualif.
13.266
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.533
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
136
Score Qualif.
12.433
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
111
Score Qualif.
13.066
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
13.600

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
75.332 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
13.066
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
94
Score Qualif.
11.500
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
85
Score Qualif.
12.300
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
13.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
12.100

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
83.764 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
105
Score Qualif.
13.766
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
14.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
138
Score Qualif.
13.433
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
14.666
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
13.766
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
11.666
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.533
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
11.600
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.250

2020 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
11.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
12.150

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
12.500
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
12.950
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
11.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.550

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
11.800
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.333
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.000
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
18
Score Final
77.741 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
80.289 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
13.600
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.566
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
12.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.391
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.266

2020 - 34th Senior European Championships MERSIN (TUR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
66.331 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.566
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
12.066
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.233
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.300

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
79.731 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.266
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
13.466
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
13.566
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
89
Score Qualif.
11.400
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
13.133
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
233.076

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
80.531 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
13.300
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
45
Score Qualif.
13.433
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
13.266
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
12.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.300
Multisport Events / Games

2015 - 1st European Games Baku 2015 BAKU (AZE)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
80.097 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
12.866
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.266
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.666
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
73
Score Qualif.
12.533
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.333
Team
Rank Final
22
Score Final
157.630
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-