5 July 1989 |
Bantega, Friesland, Netherlands
Sjinkie Knegt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʃɪŋki ˈknɛxt]; born 5 July 1989) is a Dutch short-track speed-skater.
He competed for Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the men's 500 m, 1000 m, and 1500m. At the January 2014 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, he was disqualified from the 5000m relay final after making an obscene hand gesture at first place finisher Victor Ahn of Russia. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the 1000 meter race. This was the first medal for the Netherlands at the Olympics in short track.
- Vancouver 2010 Profile
- Jack de Menezes, "Short track speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture towards Russia's Viktor Ahn", The Independent, 2014.
- Davis, Laura E., "Dutch speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture", Los Angeles Times, 20 January 2014
- Stuart Clarke (15 February 2014). "Sochi 2014: Knegt gets hands dirty to win first Dutch short track medal". The Sport Review.
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