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WAGNER Daniel
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para athletics, Para snowboard
NPC Denmark   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthVejle, DEN
Height1.80 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aarhus, DEN
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Danish, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2010 in Vejle, Denmark.
Why this sport?
"I had to learn to run for my gymnastics and was introduced to track and field that way. I found out that I had a talent."
Club / Team
Vejle IF: Denmark
Name of coach
Joachim Lund [national], DEN
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and breaking the F42 long jump world record twice in one week in 2015. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Use your disability." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In April 2018 he was named Sports Person of the Year in Vejle, Denmark. (vejle.dk, 12 Apr 2018)

He was flag bearer for Denmark at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

He was named Para Sport Denmark's Athlete of the Year in 2017. (paralympic.org, 05 Feb 2018)

He was presented with the Culture Minister Disability Sport Award at the Sport2014 Gala in Herning, Denmark. (dhif.dk, 12 Jan 2015)
Other sports
He competed in Para snowboard at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jul 2018; paralympic.org, 05 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dr.dk, 19 Jul 2017)
Impairment
In 2008, having performed a double front flip on the trampoline at a gymnastics show, he landed badly and dislocated his knee. Doctors tried to save the leg for 13 hours but were forced to amputate it. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; Facebook page, 19 Oct 2017; ossur.com, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Long Jump T42/44 6.11
7 2012 200m T42 26.46
Round 1 2012 100m T42 13.21
5 2016 200m T42 25.20
2 2016 100m T42 12.32
3 2016 Long Jump T42 6.57
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 200m T42 28.70
5 2011 100m T42 13.76
4 2013 Long Jump T42 5.91
6 2013 200m T42 26.87
6 2013 100m T42 13.46
3 2015 100m T42 12.47
2 2015 Long Jump T42 6.02
3 2015 200m T42 25.37
2 2017 100m T42 12.30
1 2017 Long Jump T42 6.50
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:46.44
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
9 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:07.24
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T42 13.45
3 2014 200m T42 27.90
2 2014 Long Jump T42-44 6.22
3 2016 100m T42 12.27
1 2016 Long Jump T42 6.70
1 2018 Long Jump T63 6.72
1 2018 100m T63 13.10