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Daniel Wagner

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Danish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Vejle, Denmark.
Why this sport?
"I had to learn to run for my gymnastics and was introduced to athletics that way. I found out that I had talent for it. After my injury, it was my goal to return to sport quickly. When I succeeded, I was able to focus on things other than my impairment. Going to training after school is one of the best decisions I've ever made. After school, it was full speed training from the start. To begin with, people thought I looked funny and asked about the leg, but it was forgotten after a few weeks."
Club / Team
Vejle IF: Denmark
Name of coach
Anders Dehlholm [national]; Lars Nielsen

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking, drinking coffee. (aarhuspanorama.dk, 25 Nov 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the world championships in 2017 [men's T42 long jump] and 2019 [men's T63 100m]. (pressalit.com, 09 Jun 2020; aarhuspanorama.dk, 25 Nov 2020)
Injuries
He sustained an Achilles tendon injury in early 2019. He returned to competition in August that year, but was still struggling with the injury in early 2021. (dr.dk, 07 Nov 2019; parasport.dk, 10 Nov 2019; Instagram profile, 26 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Use your disability." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In April 2018 he was named Sportsperson of the Year in Vejle, Denmark. (vejle.dk, 12 Apr 2018)

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

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

He was presented with the Culture Minister's Disability Sport Award at the Sport 2014 Gala in Herning, Denmark. (dhif.dk, 12 Jan 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in Para snowboard internationally, including at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He won bronze in the men's SB-LL1 banked slalom at the 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jul 2018; paralympic.org, 05 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dr.dk, 19 Jul 2017; aarhuspanorama.dk, 25 Nov 2020)
Impairment
In 2008 at age 14, while performing a double front flip on the trampoline at a gymnastics show, he landed badly and suffered a serious knee dislocation. His leg was amputated after doctors had tried to save it for 13 hours. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; Facebook page, 19 Oct 2017; ossur.com, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Final 2011-01-24 6
Men's 100 m T42 Final 2011-01-26 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Men's 200 m T42 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2012-09-07 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2013-07-21 4
Men's 200 m T42 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 7
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-23 6
Men's 100 m T42 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 7
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-26 6
2015 IPCAS Para Snowboard World Championships La Molina (La Molina, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-24 6
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Race 1 2015-02-28 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-25 2
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-25 3
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-26 2
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 2 2015-10-27 5
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Men's 200 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 100 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's Long Jump T42 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2017-07-17 2
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-17 2
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2017-07-18 1
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-12 8
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL1 Final 2018-03-16 9