Fourth G4S 4teen athlete qualifies for London 2012
Peru’s top swimmer and G4S 4teen member Sebastián Jahnsen became the fourth G4S 4teen member to qualify for this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games this past weekend.
Sebastián, who already holds a number of national records in various swimming events, posted a time of 1:50:98 in the 200m freestyle, swimming well under the Olympic standard of 1:51:48.
A member of the G4S 4teen team since August 2011, Sebastián has been training hard in his bid to represent his country this summer, shaving more than two seconds off of his time in the past eleven months.
The support that Sebastián has received from G4S has been invaluable in helping him to achieve his goals.
“It is very difficult to get support here in Peru,” Sebastián said. “With G4S’s support I have been able to train abroad and compete with international swimmers. I can focus on my sport, and not worry about money to cover the expenses of being a world class athlete.”
As part of his G4S 4teen support, Sebastián has been able to compete in a number of international competitions in Mexico, South America, and the USA. He spent a month earlier this year training at altitude in Arequipa in Peru.
He also attended the G4S 4teen Regional Training Camp in November of 2011 along with fellow G4S 4teen athletes Juan Maegli (Sailing, Guatemala) and Mariana Pajón (BMX, Colombia), both of whom have also qualified for London 2012, along with Chatchai Butdee (Boxing, Thailand).