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WAGNER Daniel
Sport Para athletics, Para snowboard
NPC Denmark   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthVejle, DEN
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Long Jump T42/44 6.11
7 2012 200m T42 26.46
Round 1 2012 100m T42 13.21
5 2016 200m T42 25.20
2 2016 100m T42 12.32
3 2016 Long Jump T42 6.57
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 200m T42 28.70
5 2011 100m T42 13.76
4 2013 Long Jump T42 5.91
6 2013 200m T42 26.87
6 2013 100m T42 13.46
3 2015 100m T42 12.47
2 2015 Long Jump T42 6.02
3 2015 200m T42 25.37
2 2017 100m T42 12.30
1 2017 Long Jump T42 6.50
2 2019 Long Jump T63 6.84
1 2019 100m T63 12.32
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:46.44
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
9 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:07.24
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T42 13.45
3 2014 200m T42 27.90
2 2014 Long Jump T42-44 6.22
3 2016 100m T42 12.27
1 2016 Long Jump T42 6.70
1 2018 Long Jump T63 6.72
1 2018 100m T63 13.10