Short Track

Short Track is a competitive type of ice skating in which athletes race each other around a 111.12m oval track.  Reaching speeds of up to 50km/hr, racing is exciting with skaters closely jostling for position around tight bends to reach the finish line first.  Often there are thrills and spills as unlike long track skating, athletes don’t have their own lane, and must attempt to pass their competitors in order to progress.

Short Track skating became an official Olympic Sport in 1992 in Albertville.  Australia has a rich history in short track, with world champions and world record holders.  We won our first ever medal with bronze in the mens 5000m relay in Lillehammer in 1994, and gold in that unforgettable race for Steven Bradbury in 2002 in Salt Lake City.

 

 

Short Track Athletes

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 […]

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Deanna Lockett

Deanna Lockett

Date of Birth: 13/11/1995 Born: Brisbane Lives: Melbourne Club: Olympic Southern Flyers Coach: Ann Zhang 2014 Winter Olympic Games – 1000m: 9th,   1500m: 26th   Teenager Deanna Lockett  is a rising star in short track speed skating, having taken up the sport in Brisbane when she was nine years old. Lockett enjoyed a break-out […]

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