What does DNF stand for?

Did not finish

DNF means did not finish. It is a sports acronym that indicates an athlete did not finish an event he or she started.

The DNF acronym most commonly appears during the summer or winter Olympics in events such as track, speed skating, or skiing. A competitor usually does not finish because of an injury, quitting, or inclement weather circumstances. Along with the Olympics, the acronym may appear in other racing events such as auto racing.


His second race resulted in a DNF because he sprained his ankle on the 3rd lap
An Olympic skier's race that resulted in a DNF
An Olympic skier's race that resulted in a DNF

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Updated July 7, 2016

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