Short Track spent an age in Long Track’s shadow – but now the Netherlands are back in style. Discipline Manager Wilf O’Reilly explains how it happened.
New skates, coaches, countries, languages, techniques, mental focus and tattoos – the season following an Olympic Games allows athletes to try new things, and skaters on the ISU World Cup Short Track circuit take every chance to test what could make them go even faster at the next Games.
Olympic 1000m champion Samuel Girard (CAN) says other sports should watch and learn from Short Track Speed Skating’s introduction of a Mixed Relay, in which men and women compete together over 2000m.
When you have a passion, it doesn’t matter where you come from and where you have to go. You follow your dream even if it means you have to leave your home and move to a foreign country which language you don’t speak and that has a very different culture. And when you share your passion with someone, it can become love.
Skaters are forever pushing bundaries and limits when in comes to speed skating, breaking records and personal bests. Have a look at what they had in store for the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen by watching the Highlights.
Eteri Tutberidze has coached some of the most recent talents in Russian skating. In February 2018, she was the coach behind both the Ladies Olympic Champion and Olympic silver medallist.
It’s one of the most exciting events around – and the current crop of athletes are the fastest of all time. We explain the fast and furious world of Short Track Relay…
Danila Semerikov (RUS) surprised a packed Thialf Stadium – and himself – by winning the Men's 5000m in track record time at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating on Sunday, after Kjeld Nuis (NED) had taken revenge for his disappointing 1500m result on Saturday with gold in the 1000m.
Brittany Bowe (USA) skated the perfect race to beat her own track record and take the Ladies' 1000m gold medal, before Antoinette de Jong (NED) clinched the third 3000m World Cup gold of her career at the ISU World Cup Speed skating in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Thomas Krol (NED) took the first World Cup win of his career in the 1500m at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen on Saturday. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won his fourth gold of the season in the 500m, while Cheonho Um and Jae-Won Chung managed a Republic of Korean double with gold and silver in the Mass Start.