Pierre Boda

Pierre Boda

Date of Birth: 15/07/1993

Born: Sydney

Lives: Melbourne

Club: Olympic Southern Flyers, OWI

Coach: Ann Zhang

2014 Winter Olympic Games – 500m: 3oth

 

Pierre Boda took up short track speed skating when he was seven years old, following his sister into the sport

and being inspired by seeing someone at his local rink skating really fast.

Boda competed at his first Junior World Championships in 2009 in Canada. Two years later, he was Australia’s

leading performer at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Courmayeur, Italy, posting a top performance of

10th in the 1500m. Boda competed at his first senior World Championships in 2011 in Sheffield, Great Britain.

At the 2013 Junior World Championships in Warsaw, Poland, Boda impressed with a 13th place in the

1000m. He also placed 19th in the 500m and 29th in the 1500m. He went on to compete at the 2013 World

Championships in Debrecen, Hungary where he was 28th in the 500m, 24th in the 1000m, 30th in the 1500m

– 27th overall. At the end of the 2012/13 season, Boda was placed 46th in the world in the 1000m, 49th in the

500m, 92nd in the 1500m – 71st overall.

He dominated the 2013 Australian Open Championships winning his individual 500m, 1000m, and 1500m

races as well as placing 2nd in the 3000m and winning the relay with his Victorian teammates. He broke the

Australian record in the 500m and the relay.

Boda and his teammate Andy Jung competed in a skate-off  to see which athlete would take the 500m Olympic

berth that they had both contributed to securing at the 2013 World Cups. Boda won two of the three races and secured his

spot on the team for Sochi.