Sjinkie Knegt

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Sjinkie Knegt
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Sjinkie Knegt in 2009
Personal information
Born (1989-07-05) 5 July 1989 (age 27)
Bantega, Netherlands
Country  Netherlands
Sport Short track speed skating

Sjinkie Knegt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʃɪŋki ˈknɛxt]; born 5 July 1989) is a Dutch short-track speed-skater.


He competed for the Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the men's 500 m, 1000 m, and 1500m.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2015 Knegt won both the European and world titles in the overall competition.


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