Sjinkie Knegt

Sjinkie Knegt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʃɪŋki ˈknɛxt]; born 5 July 1989) is a Dutch short track speed skater.

Sjinkie Knegt
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Knegt in 2009
Personal information
Born (1989-07-05) 5 July 1989 (age 31)
Bantega, Netherlands
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportShort track speed skating
ClubShorttrack Club Thialf
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 40.263 (2018)
1000 m: 1:22.413 (2018)
1500 m: 2:07.943 WR (2016)
3000 m: 4:38.905 (2002)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Montreal 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2015 Moscow Overall
Gold medal – first place 2017 Rotterdam 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2017 Rotterdam 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2021 Dordrecht 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2012 Shanghai 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2013 Debrecen 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2014 Montreal 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2015 Moscow 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2017 Rotterdam Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Debrecen 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Moscow 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Montreal 1000 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Heerenveen 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Heerenveen 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2012 Mladá Boleslav Overall
Gold medal – first place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2013 Malmö 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dordrecht Overall
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dordrecht 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dordrecht 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sochi 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sochi 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2017 Turin 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2017 Turin 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden Overall
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2021 Gdansk 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2009 Turin 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2011 Heerenveen Overall
Silver medal – second place 2013 Malmö Overall
Silver medal – second place 2013 Malmö 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2013 Malmö 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dresden 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dresden 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2015 Dordrecht 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heerenveen 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dordrecht 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Turin Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Gdansk 1500 m

CareerEdit

He competed for the Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the men's 500 m, 1000 m, and 1500m.[1][2] At the January 2014 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, he was disqualified from the 5000m relay final after making an obscene hand gesture at first-place finisher Victor Ahn of Russia.[3] At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the 1000 meter race. This was the first medal for the Netherlands at the Olympics in short track.[4]

In 2015 Knegt won both the European and world titles in the overall competition.

At the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Knegt won the silver medal in the men's 1500 metres race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vancouver 2010 Profile
  2. ^ Jack de Menezes, "Short track speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture towards Russia's Viktor Ahn", The Independent, 2014.
  3. ^ Davis, Laura E., "Dutch speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture", Los Angeles Times, 20 January 2014
  4. ^ Stuart Clarke (15 February 2014). "Sochi 2014: Knegt gets hands dirty to win first Dutch short track medal". The Sport Review.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sjinkie Knegt at Wikimedia Commons