Dan Damasceno-Lundesgaard has long sports experience after starting with fencing as training after a serious spinal cord injury at a young age. After more than 25 years as a member of Njård fencing, Dan has held most of the roles as athlete, referee, coach and board member for the club. He has been Norwegian and Nordic champion in team fencing for Njård fencing, in addition to having competed at home and abroad for a number of years.
Furthermore, Dan has studied coaching, and also sports management at the Norwegian Sports Academy, and has a coaching education under the auspices of the Norwegian Fencing Association. In 2008, he participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing as an assistant to Njård fencing’s then coach, Klavdij Jadlovsky. It is his conviction that sports should have a mission beyond being a pastime, and he has therefore participated in sports projects aimed at disadvantaged children and young people in Africa and South America.
In 2009, Dan started the event agency Musketer Event. After returning home from Brazil and settling in Lier, Dan took the initiative to found the Drammen fencing club, and has made this a pioneering club in the work of establishing parafencing as a sport in Norway and in terms of expanded social responsibility. Dang has since the start of Drammen fencing club been head coach / sports manager and the club’s general manager.
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