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HOLT Daniel
Sport Para-Cycling, Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
Place of BirthAuckland, NZL
Height1.73 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Sean Finning
Further Personal Information
Albany, NZL
Motivational Speaker, Student
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
Holty (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
New Zealand swimmer Ian Turner (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
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." (, 11 May 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the 2012 Massey Albany BNZ Sportsman of the Year award. (, 13 Oct 2012)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 25 Apr 2014)
He was born with albinism, which affects his eyesight. (, 11 May 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S13 1:02.77
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S13 25.89
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S13 55.23
4 2012 400m Freestyle S13 4:12.66
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 100m Butterfly S13 1:06.86
5 2010 400m Freestyle S13 4:22.64
12 2010 100m Freestyle S13 58.95
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S13 26.10
4 2013 400m Freestyle S13 4:15.72
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S13 56.03
World Championships Short Course - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 400m Freestyle S13 4:20.48