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Daniel Holt

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Guide
Sean Finning

Further personal information

Residence
Albany, NZL
Occupation
Motivational Speaker, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business - Massey University: Albany, NZL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-cycling in 2014.
Why this sport?
After representing New Zealand in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was forced to give up the sport after developing an allergy to chlorine. "I had just found something I was really good at and I wanted to do. And then that was gone. Rather than giving up sport altogether I decided to get into cycling and see where that will take me."
Club / Team
North Harbour Cycling: Auckland, NZL
Name of coach
Jono Hailstone [personal]; Brendon Cameron [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Holty (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
New Zealand swimmer Ian Turner (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Injuries
He had a shoulder impingement in 2007 and 2008. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nobody said it's going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it." (danielholt.co.nz, 11 May 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the 2012 Massey Albany BNZ Sportsman of the Year award. (indiannewslink.co.nz, 13 Oct 2012)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (nzherald.co.nz, 25 Apr 2014)
Impairment
He was born with albinism, which affects his eyesight. (danielholt.co.nz, 11 May 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2012-08-31 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-01 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-04 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-15 11
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-16 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-18 9