Niels de Langen

Niels de Langen (born 30 November 1998) is a Dutch para-alpine skier. He won two medals in alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.[1][2]

Niels de Langen
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Niels de Langen (2015)
Personal information
NationalityDutch
Born (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 24)
Arnhem, Netherlands
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportPara-alpine skiing
Disability classLW12.2
Coached byFalco Teitsma

Early lifeEdit

De Langen was born in 1998 in Arnhem, Netherlands. In the first year of his life he lost his right leg due to meningococcal disease. At 16 years of age, in June 2015, he made the decision to amputate his left leg which was also damaged as a result of the infection.[3]

CareerEdit

He won a bronze medal at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships at the slalom event.[3]

He represented the Netherlands at the 2018 Winter Paralympics and competed in all five disciplines: the Men's downhill, Men's Super-G, Men's super combined, Men's giant slalom and Men's slalom events.[citation needed]

In 2019, he won a silver medal at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in the giant slalom event.[4] In 2022, he won the bronze medal in the men's sitting super combined event at the 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships.[5][6] He also won the bronze medal in the men's sitting slalom event.[7][8]

He represented the Netherlands at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.[2][9] He won the silver medal in the men's slalom and the bronze medal in the men's super combined sitting events.[1][10][11] De Langen was the flagbearer during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Paralympics.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

He studies physiotherapy.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Burke, Patrick (7 March 2022). "Trio of Para Alpine skiers earn second gold medal at Beijing 2022". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 7 March 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Eerste medailles voor Nederlandse paralympiërs Kampschreur en De Langen". Trouw (in Dutch). 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Niels de Langen" (in Dutch). Team NL. Archived from the original on 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Paraskiër Kampschreur opnieuw wereldkampioen op reuzenslalom" (in Dutch). NOS. 21 January 2019. Archived from the original on 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Magnificent Monday for Millie Knight and Rene De Silvestro in the Super-Combined". Paralympic.org. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  6. ^ Houston, Michael (17 January 2022). "France twice strike Alpine Combined gold at World Para Snow Sports Championships". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Jesper Pedersen delights home fans with third gold on drama-packed Friday". Paralympic.org. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  8. ^ Burke, Patrick (21 January 2022). "Pedersen clinches third gold of World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 21 January 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Vijf alpineskiërs en drie snowboarders naar Paralympische Spelen Beijing". Team NL (in Dutch). 17 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Glunderende Kampschreur dolblij met zilver: 'Ik heb die slalom gekilld'". NOS (in Dutch). 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Alpine Skiing Results Book" (PDF). 2022 Winter Paralympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Zitskiër De Langen draagt vlag bij sluitingsceremonie Paralympische Spelen". NU.nl (in Dutch). 12 March 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Student Fysiotherapie Niels de Langen wint brons op de Paralympische Spelen". HAN University of Applied Sciences (in Dutch). 10 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.

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