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Daniel Greig


SportSpeed Skating
Born13 Mar 1991 in  Campbelltown
Higher educationMechanical Engineering - Deakin University: Geelong, VIC, AUS
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.64 26 Jan 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.26 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:58.62 13 Dec 2010 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe was affected by an injury to his lower back at the 2017 World Single Distances Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (, 18 Feb 2017)

He underwent surgery on both knees in May 2014. He returned to competition in February 2015. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017;, 14 Sep 2015)

He was affected by acute tendinitis in his knee at the start of 2012. (, 14 Aug 2012)

He tore ligaments in his left ankle while competing in roller speed skating at the 2009 World Championships in Haining, People's Republic of China. It took him six weeks to fully recover, but he then began suffering from tendinitis in his left quadricep because of his new movement patterns after the original injury. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011, 05 Feb 2010)

A shoulder injury sidelined him for three months during his career. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe always puts his right skate on first and has to wear matching socks on race day. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the sprint combination at the 2014 World Sprint Championships in Nagano, Japan. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe has represented Australia in roller speed skating, and won a gold medal in the 100m sprint at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021;, 13 Jul 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportCompeting at the Olympic Winter Games was one of his lifetime ambitions, so he moved to the Netherlands to take up speed skating immediately after leaving school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Desly Hill. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Joey Cheek. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age six. He took up speed skating in 2009 in Enschede, Netherlands.  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Worldstream [NED] / Olympic Southern Flyers [AUS]:  
Name of coachKosta Poltavets [Worldstream], RUS  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m17  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m21  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m22  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m22  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m23  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall33  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m49