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Charlotte Gilmartin

Charlotte Gilmartin

Date of Birth: 07/03/1990
Hometown: Redditch
Twitter: @cpgilmartin

After getting noticed at a skating party Charlotte was soon on her way to becoming one of Britain’s best Short Track Skaters.

At the age of 15, she began representing Great Britain at the Junior level and has progressed through the ranks to compete as a Senior on the World stage.

Charlotte established herself as a contender for Sochi at the World Cup by reaching a number of individual semi finals and finals in a variety of distances. She made her debut at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games earlier this year.  She faced a strong line up in the 1500m heat, including the eventual gold medal winner, and she skated confidently to a 5th place finish.

More recently Charlotte brought home three silver medals from the European Star Class competition in Germany and became the 2014/15 Ladies British National Silver medallist in all three distances.

What is your favourite distance to skate and why? The 500m because it is the most exciting and there is less room for error.
What is your greatest achievement to date? Winning European relay gold in 2008.
What was your highlight of 2011-2012? In terms of skating it was getting to skate at Championships for the first time and coming 12th overall. In general though it has to be being part of the Ambition programme, going to a home Olympics and getting to watch Chris Hoy win gold and break the world record! Amazing atmosphere!
Sporting ambition: To win an Olympic medal.
How would you like to be remembered? Skillful and a champ!

Who inspired you most at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and why?
 Sir Chris Hoy because I got to be there and watch him smash the world record and win gold. It was just incredible! I also sat with some GB cyclists and just hearing about his training routine and dedication was amazing.
Life after skating: I’m too indecisive!
Studies: Sports Development and Fitness B Tech at Loughborough College and AS.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without? My mum.
Fun fact: Before joining the national team I used to play roller hockey for Redditch Rockets.

Place to race: Dresden in Germany. It has the best ice that's close to home (I don't like flying!)
Films/TV shows: Green Mile, Taken and Hollyoaks
Band/Music: Too many
Food: Pizza
Hobbies: Snooker

International Results 

2013/2014 Season
18th place in World Cup 1500M Shanghai
10th place in World Cup relay Seoul
9th place in World Cup relay Torino
11th place in World Cup relay Kolomna
16th place in Sochi Winer Olympics 500M

2012/2013 Season
3rd place European Championship 1500M, Malmo
12th and 18th place respectively World Cup 500M and 1500M, Calgary
7th place World Cup 500M, Montreal
6th and 9th place respectively World Cup 500M and 1500M, Nagoya
12th and 14th place respectively World Cup 1500M and 500M, Shanghai
12th place World Cup 500M, Sochi
20th place World Cup 500M, Dresden
11th place World Cup Ladies Relay, Dresden
15th place 500M World Championships, Debrecan, Hungary – Overall 26th place

2011/2012 Season
10th place World Cup 1000M, Saguenay
15th place World Cup 1500M, Nagoya
11th place World Cup 500M, Shanghai
10th place Europeans 500M and 1000M, with 12th place overall
19th place World Championships 500M, with 24th place overall

2010/2011 Season      
16th place World Cup 500m
17th place World Cup 1500m
18th place World Cup 1000m

2009/2010 Season     
6th place Ladies World Team Championships
5th place European Championships Ladies Relay
8th place World Cup Ladies Relay