“When I was only a few months old, my mother already took me on a horseback.” Antoinette de Jong smiles when she’s talking about horses. Had she not become an Olympic Speed Skater, she would definitely have pursued an Olympic career in equestrian events.
The Republic of Korea have long dominated short track and will be desperate to do the same on home territory at PyeongChang 2018. Rivals China bettered them at Sochi 2014, however – and Wu Dajing is a skater entering his prime and determined to take gold as part of a strong Chinese squad.
Russia narrowly beat Hungary in controversial ladies relay final as Sjinkie Knegt caps a near-perfect weekend by leading Netherlands to gold in men’s event .
Sofia Prosvirnova (RUS) edges out Fontana (ITA) to win 3000m superfinal at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating 2018 in Dresden.
Vladislav Bykanov (ISR) wins men’s 3000m superfinal to clinch overall silver at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating 2018 in Dresden.
Sjinkie Knegt (NED) continues dominance at Euros with third gold of weekend.
Ariana Fontana (ITA) sneaks photo finish win in 1000m final after a thrilling duel with Suzanne Schulting (NED).
Martina Valcepina (ITA) defeats legendary teammate Ariana Fontana (ITA) again to take second gold of the day in Dresden.
Sjinkie Knegt (NED) wins second gold of day with narrow win over Victor An (RUS) at European Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2018.
Chilled Knegt keeps cool to win frantic 1500m at ISU European Short Track Speed Skating 2018 in Dresden.
Martina Valcepina takes first major short track gold medal in 1500m after teammate Ariana Fontana crashes out.
As the Republic of Korea fine tunes the final preparations to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, we take a look back at the Korean Speed Skaters that made history with their Olympic Gold Medals. Republic of Korea have won four Gold Medals in the sport of Speed Skating: three in the shortest distance, 500m, and one in the longest one, 10000m.
The ISU noted and welcomes the discussions currently taking place between the governments of the Republic of Korea (KOR) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (PRK) also involving a possible participation of PRK Skaters in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The European Short Track Speed Skating Championships is the continent’s top annual competition and, with just under a month to go before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games get underway, it will represent a vital period of competitive fine-tuning for those with medal ambitions.