Daniel Cnossen is enjoying the best moment of his career, having recently taken his maiden Winter Paralympic title in the men’s biathlon long distance sitting at PyeongChang 2018. As a result, he became the first male US Nordic skier to seal Winter Paralympic gold.
He later added two biathlon silvers and two cross-country silvers and one bronze to his tally.
Cnossen extended his winning form into the new season, claiming four golds and two bronze at the first World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland, before sweeping all his cross-country and biathlon events at the Ostersund World Cup.
Prince George 2019 seems to be the perfect opportunity to add a world title to his Paralympic gold.
In September 2009 he was serving as a US Navy Seal in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when he was injured by an improvised explosive device and lost both his legs.
In 2016 he gained a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University. Cnossen then went on to take a master's degree in theological studies.
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In 2016 he gained a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, United States of America. In 2018 he completed a master's degree in theological studies from the same university. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018; humansofhds.tumblr.com, 10 Nov 2016; harvard.edu, 25 May 2016; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)
|Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting||Final||2013-02-25||22|
|Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting||Final||2013-02-26||6|
|Men's Short Distance Sitting||Final||2013-02-28||12|
|Men's Middle Distance Sitting||Final||2013-03-01||13|
|Men's Long Distance Sitting||Final||2013-03-03||12|
|Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting||Final||2013-03-05||12|
|Men's 7.5 km Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-08||14|
|Men's 15 km Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-09||13|
|Men's 12.5 km Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-11||11|
|Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-12||6|
|Men's 15 km Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-14||10|
|Men's 10 km Sitting||Final Round||2014-03-16||10|
|Men's Short Distance Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-24||7|
|Men's Long Distance - Free Style Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-25||8|
|Men's Middle Distance Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-27||8|
|Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-28||5|
|Men's Long Distance Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-30||5|
|Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting||Race 1||2015-01-31||6|
|Men's 7.5km Sitting||Final||2018-03-10||1|
|Men's 15km Sitting||Final||2018-03-11||2|
|Men's 12.5km Sitting||Final||2018-03-13||2|
|Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting||Final||2018-03-14||3|
|Men's 15km Sitting||Final||2018-03-16||2|
|Men's 7.5km Sitting||Final||2018-03-17||2|
|Men's Middle Distance Sitting||Final||2019-02-16||6|
|Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting||Final||2019-02-17||2|
|Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting||Final||2019-02-18||2|
|Men's Sprint Sitting||Final||2019-02-20||9|
|Men's Long Distance Sitting||Final||2019-02-21||4|
|Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting||Final||2019-02-24||4|