Stefan Daniel

National Team
Height: 183cm
Date of Birth: February 2, 1997
Birth Place: Calgary, AB
Residence: Calgary, AB
Personal Sponsors: Nike, Aquasphere, Garmin, Toyota

Stefan Daniel made history in 2016 becoming the first Canadian triathlete ever to win a medal at the Paralympic Summer Games when the sport made its Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro.

One of the most consistent para-triathletes in the world, Stefan had a dream season in 2015 to set up his Paralympic triumph, winning his first gold medal at the Para-Triathlon World Championships in Chicago. He defeated his top rival – Germany’s Martin Schultz – for the first time in his career. He also captured the nation’s attention by winning the able bodied Junior National Championships.

Over the next three seasons, Stefan proved he is one of the top Para-triathletes to watch on the road to Tokyo 2020, winning back-to-back-to-back World Championship titles in The Netherlands, Australia and last year in Lausanne, Switzerland. Stefan has gone nearly unbeaten in the last four years.

Born with bilateral radial club hands with his right arm significantly more affected, Stefan began triathlon five years ago after winning national titles in high school cross-country and gaining international experience in para-swimming. Stefan won a bronze and silver medal in his first two trips to the Para-Triathlon World Championships.

Stefan began competing in Para-triathlon in 2013 at age 16, after launching his para-swimming career at 12. Local para-cycling coach Stephen Burke helped Stefan modify a racing bicycle to accommodate his disability and from there, his triathlon career took off.

He comes from a very active family where he began running in local road races with his parents at a young age and joined the University of Calgary Athletic Club.

Stefan shares a close bond with his brother, Christian, who has cerebral palsy. Christian is also an accomplished para-swimmer and they have been able to travel and compete together as part of Swimming Canada’s national development team.

Career Highlights

Triathlon
2019 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Lausanne, SUI: 1
2019 – Para-Triathlon World Cup, Tokyo, JPN: 1
2019 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Yokohama, JPN: 1
2018 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Gold Coast, AUS: 1
2018 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Edmonton: 1
2018 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Iseo, ITA: 2
2017 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Rotterdam, NED: 1
2017 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Edmonton: 1
2017 – World Para-Triathlon World Cup, Magog, Que.: 1
2016 - King Clancey award for outstanding contribution to Paralympic Sport
2016 – Paralympic Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro, BRA: 2
2016 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Yokohama, JPN: 1
2016 – CAMTRI Triathlon Junior North American Championships, Sarasota, USA: 6
2015- Triathlon Magazine Canada Triathlete of the Year
2015- Junior Male Athlete of the Year Alberta Sport Connection
2015 – World Para-Triathlon Championships, Chicago, USA: 1
2015 – Canadian Junior Triathlon Championship (able-bodied), Magog, Que.: 1
2015 – World Para-Triathlon Series, London, UK: 1
2015 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Rio de Janeiro, BRA: 2
2015 – World Para-Triathlon Series, Edmonton: 1
2014 – World Para-Triathlon silver medallist
2014 – Para-Triathlon Grand Final World Championships, Edmonton: 2
2014 – ITU Para-Triathlon, Magog, Que.: 1
2014 – ITU Para-Triathlon, Chicago: 1
2014 – PATCO Para-Triathlon Continental Championships, Dallas: 1
2013 – Para-Triathlon Grand Final World Championships, London: 3
2013 – ITU World Cup, Edmonton: 1
2013 – Canadian Male Para-Triathlete-of-the-Year
2013 – Alberta Male Para-Triathlete-of-the-Year
2012 – Kids of Steel Western Canadian Championships Kelowna- Gold Medal

Cross Country Running and Track
2019 – Usports National Championships: 1 (Calgary Dinos Team)
2018 – Usports National Championships: 10 (individual) 1 (Calgary Dinos Team)
2017 – Usports National Championships: 14 (individual)
2017 – Inducted into the ASAA High School Sports Hall of Fame
2016 – National Cross Country Championships- Junior Men- 4th place
2016 – Alberta Athletics Cross Country Junior Male Athlete of the Year
2015 – CIS Cross Country Championships- CanWest Rookie-of-the-Year with Calgary Dinos
2014 – National Cross Country Championships - Youth Boys - Gold Medal
2014 – Alberta Provincial Cross Country Championships-Youth Boys-Gold Medal
2014 – Calgary High School Championships- Intermediate boys- 3000m-Gold, 1500m-Silver
2013 – Competed at National Cross Country Championships Jericho Beach
2013 – Alberta Athletics Cross Country Intermediate Boys Athlete of the Year
2013 – Alberta Provincial Cross Country Championships-Intermediate boys- Gold Medal
2013 – Alberta Provincial Track Championships-Midget boys- 3000M-Gold Medal
2012 – Alberta Provincial Cross Country Championships-Midget boys-Gold Medal
2012 – Alberta Athletics Midget Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Year

Para Swimming
2014 – USA Paralympic CanAm Swim Championships Miami- 50M freestyle-Gold Medal
100M freestyle- Silver Medal 400M freestyle-Bronze Medal
2013 – Canada Summer Games- 4 time para swimming medallist
2012 – Paralympic/Olympic Swimming Trials Montreal- Qualified for A final in 5 events

Major Games

2016 – Paralympic Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro, BRA: 2

World Championships

2019 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Lausanne, SUI: 1
2018 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Gold Coast, AUS: 1
2017 – World Para-Triathlon Grand Final, Rotterdam, NED: 1
2015 – World Para-Triathlon Championships, Chicago, USA: 1
2014 – Para-Triathlon Grand Final World Championships, Edmonton: 2
2013 – Para-Triathlon Grand Final World Championships, London: 3

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