Daniel Knegt B1

  • Netherlands
  • Born: 1983

In 2005, during a training session of the Airmobile Brigade where I worked as a technical specialist, Daniel was involved in a serious accident and became completely blind. After several months in hospital, his rehabilitation began, with his major goal to become as independent as possible. Well equipped with his guide dog Benson, he knew he could transition back into an independent lifestyle.

With his great affinity with sport in his youth and later as a professional militant, he was in search of a new challenge. With coach, Chris de Korte, he would go to the 2012 Paralympic Games to compete in the rowing, but was unfortunately seriously injured during the last qualifying tournament. For his rehabilitation, he had to row indoors, which resulted in him becoming Dutch Champion of Indoor Rowing in 2011 and 2012. In addition to that, cycling was a passion of his. Before the accident, he would regularly take his mountain bike out, so he started tandem cycling during his rehabilitation. His current challenge is para-triathlon: consisting of swimming, tandem cycling and running. Most recently, he took the crown at the 2017 NED Paratriathlon National Championships.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2017 NED Paratriathlon National Championships;
- 5th place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 6th place at the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 7th place at the 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships; and
- 10th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.

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Latest Athlete Results
2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships
14 Sep, 2019 - PTVI Men - 01:13:16
2019 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
13 Jul, 2019 - PTVI Men - 01:07:07
2019 Besancon ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
16 Jun, 2019 - PTVI Men - DSQ
2019 Devonport ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
02 Mar, 2019 - PTVI Men - 01:10:31
2018 ITU World Triathlon Para Championships Gold Coast
15 Sep, 2018 - PTVI Men - 01:04:47
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Daniel
Family Name Knegt B1
Representing NED
Para triathlon Class PTVI
Para triathlon Subclass B1
Year of Birth 1983
World Triathlon Athlete ID 97163
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