The rise and rise of Florence Brunelle (CAN) and Kim Gilli (KOR) continued apace in Dresden, Germany this weekend at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
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.
The ISU Council met on January 16, 2023 and decided to provisionally allot the following ISU Figure Skating Championships for the seasons 2024/25 and 2025/26:
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.
The ISU European Short Track Championships 2023 in Gdansk, Poland always looked likely to produce some new star names – and Saturday at the Hala Olivia did not disappoint. 21-year-old Jens van ’t Wout (NED) won his first major tournament gold in the 1500m, before adding silver in the 500m to continue his rise to the top of Short Track.
The 2023 ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships take place in Gdansk (POL) from 13-15 January 2023, and the question everyone will be asking is: can anybody stop the Dutch? Skaters from the Netherlands are bossing women’s racing on a world level, not just the European one, and a new generation of men are threatening to do the same in their disciplines, too.
Fresh coaches, an influx of youthful talent, and a supportive atmosphere are helping turn what was a strong if aging China Short Track Speed Skating squad into one that is looking to the future with relish.
Coaches and athletes are in firm agreement: challenges remain but USA Short Track Speed Skating is “definitely on the up again”.
In the first of a new series, Pascal Dion (CAN) shares an inside view on great friend, team-mate and occasional rival Steven Dubois (CAN). And then Dubois gets his own back.
It was a thrilling day for the Netherlands as the Women’s team capped of the fourth ISU World Cup meet in style. Suzanne Schulting (NED) demonstrated her power to win the 1000m and Yara van Kerkhof (NED) led a Dutch one-two with Michelle Velzeboer (NED) in the 500m (2).
They say the best should be saved for last and for Denis Nikisha (KAZ) it all came true in Almaty on the closing day of the fourth ISU World Cup event of the season. Nikisha marked his sensational victory in the 500m (2) with a proposal on the ice, and his girlfriend said yes.