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 29)
Bantega, Netherlands
Country Netherlands
SportShort 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.

At the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Knegt won the silver medal in the men's 1500 metres race.


  1. ^ Vancouver 2010 Profile
  2. ^ Jack de Menezes, "Short track speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture towards Russia's Viktor Ahn", The Independent, 2014.
  3. ^ Davis, Laura E., "Dutch speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture", Los Angeles Times, 20 January 2014
  4. ^ 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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