Thomas Insuk Hong (USA) was always meant to be a skater. Across the sporting world, it’s common for athletes to speak of a sense of destiny that led them inextricably towards their chosen sport. But Hong’s connection to skating goes deeper than most: he was almost born on the ice.
The second stop of the ISU World Cup Short Track begins Friday 9 November. Don’t miss any of the action, including the first day of qualifying rounds, which will be streamed live on Skating ISU’s YouTube. Make sure you subscribe to our channel to receive live stream notifications.
After a pulsating start to the Short Track season in Calgary, the racers hop over to Salt Lake City’s Utah Olympic Oval for the second ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating meeting of the season this weekend (November 9-11).
Wu Dajing (CHN) dominated short distances, while the Liu brothers set a world record and Suzanne Schulting was on top in the women’s long distances, as the 2018/2019 ISU Short Track World Cup season got off to a spectacular start in Canada.
Shaolin and Shaoang Liu (HUN) brought the opening ISU Short Track World Cup of the 2018/2019 season to a sensational conclusion, inspiring Olympic champions Hungary to a new world record of 6:28.625 in the final of the men’s 5000m relay.
Wu Dajing (CHN) proved that he remains the man to beat over speed skating’s shortest and wildest distance, kicking off the 2018/2019 ISU Short Track World Cup season by winning the Men’s 500m (1) race on a day of thrills and spills at the Calgary Olympic Oval.
Camille de Serres-Rainville remembers being a wide-eyed 14-year-old, watching on her living room television, when Marianne St-Gelais captivated a nation by winning the first of her three Olympic medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
For the first time in Short Track history, every World Cup qualifying event will be available to watch worldwide on ISU Facebook and YouTube.
Short Track Speed Skating returns for another exhilarating season this weekend, November 2-4, with the ISU World Cup Short Track in Calgary, Canada. The weekend’s event will be the first of five World Cup events, in a season that will also feature the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, ISU Junior World Short Track Speed Skating Championships and the sport’s showpiece, the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
Figure skating’s loss was very much Short Track Speed Skating’s gain as far as John-Henry Krueger goes. The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games 1000m silver medal winner was first introduced to the ice at three years old, but it wasn’t about skintight suits and racing skates at that stage…
To mark the UN’s International Day of Friendship, we thought we’d celebrate some of Short Track Speed Skating's closest bonds.