The ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place in Dresden, Germany, from 27-29 January and the event will be live streamed on the Ice Skating Channel. The event, which has been running since 1994, often gives a glimpse into the future of the sport. The likes of Suzanne Schulting (NED), Choi Min Jeong (KOR), Shaoang Liu (HUN), and Lee June Seo (KOR) have all used the event as a springboard to brilliant senior careers. Who will shine this time around?
In the second part of a new series, Sjinkie Knegt (NED) shares an inside view on friend and teammate Suzanne Schulting (NED). And then Schulting gets her own back.
Around 15 minutes after his sister Hanne had made history for Belgium by winning the country’s first ever major international Short Track gold medal, her brother Stijn Desmet (BEL) added a second.
Short Track never loses its ability to surprise. After she won the 1500m and 500m in commanding style on Saturday, almost nobody in the Hala Olivia, Gdansk, would have placed a bet against Suzanne Schulting (NED) triumphing in the 1000m. But then came Belgian Hanne Desmet. She stormed from third place to overtake Schulting and Xandra Velzeboer (NED) on the line with a mighty burst of speed.
Suzanne Schulting (NED) arrived at the ISU European Short Track Championships 2023 in Gdansk, Poland with the declared intention of returning home with five gold medals. She duly completed parts one and two of her mission on Saturday in singular style, triumphing in both the 1500m and 500m, despite some stern challenges.