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Sjinkie Knegt

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED10507198901
NOCNetherlands
Born05 Jul 1989 in Bantega 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Fenna van der Wal, daughter Myrthe [2015]
ResidenceBantega, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, Frisian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:23.595 14 Dec 2014 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:07.943 03 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:42.464 08 Jan 2017 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m     1  
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m 1      
    1000m   2    
    1500m   1    
    5000m Relay 2 1 2  
    Overall 1 1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay 4 3 1  
    Overall 2 2 1  
Social Media
Social Media
sjinkieknegt.nl/  
www.facebook.com/sjinkie.knegt  
twitter.com/sjinkieknegt  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamShorttrack Club Thialf: Heerenveen, NED  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1999 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day while he is in the Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to take up the sport by a coach. "I love short track because of the game. You compete against four or five people and not against the clock like speed skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Pressure does not make you skate faster." (isu.org, 09 Mar 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year in 2015/16 by the Royal Dutch Skating Association [KNSB]. (schaatsen.nl, 07 Apr 2016)

He was named the 2015 Sportsman of the Year in the Netherlands. (nos.nl, 23 Dec 2015)
 
AmbitionsTo win gold at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (omropfryslan.nl, 28 Sep 2016)  
HobbiesCars, metal work. (sjinkieknegt.nl, 28 Oct 2015)  
InjuriesHe broke three ribs after a heavy fall at the 2016 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He also suffered injuries to his lung, liver and spleen in the incident. (omropfryslan.nl, 28 Sep 2016; nos.nl, 13 Feb 2016)

A fever meant he was unable to compete at the 2016 National Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Jan 2016)

In August 2013 he tore cartilage in his left knee and was forced to have surgery. (nos.nl, 17 Sep 2013)
 
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
His bronze medal in the 1000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi was the Netherlands' first Olympic medal in short track. (isu.org, 15 Feb 2014)

DISQUALIFICATION
He was disqualified after making an obscene gesture towards Russian skater Victor An at the finish of the 5000m relay at the 2014 European Championships in Dresden, Germany. Knegt trailed An by about two metres as they crossed the finish line in first and second, and stuck both his middle fingers up in An's direction. He also kicked the air in frustration. He was ordered to give back the bronze medal he had won in the overall competition in Dresden, although he was allowed to keep the silver from the 5000m relay. He later apologised. "Of course I'm sorry. It was done out of emotion and frustration, but not with a specific purpose. It's not the smartest thing I've ever done." (rtlnieuws.nl, 20 Jan 2014; nos.nl, 20 Jan 2014; independent.co.uk, 20 Jan 2014)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m1  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall1  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall2  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m4  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m5  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall5  
    2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m6  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m7  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall8  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall8  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m8  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m9  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m9  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m10  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m10  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m12  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m12  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m12  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall13  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m14  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m15  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m16  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall18  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m20  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall22  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m22  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall23  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m24  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall25  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m25  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m26  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 1500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 500m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1500m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m5  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m6  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m6  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m7  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m8  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m10  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m13  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m14  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m19  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m21  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m22  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m27  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m27  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m30  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m34  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m35  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m45  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m54  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m60  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m82