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GB Short Track begin competition in the Netherlands for final ISU World Cup

Today, GB Short Track are on the ice in Dordrecht, Netherlands for the final ISU World Cup ahead of next month’s World Championships.

Hot off their recent success at the European Championships and last weekend’s ISU World Cup in Dresden; GB Short Track skaters are now in Dordrecht preparing for their final season world cup from 12th to 14th February.

The competition will feature the best short track speed skating talent in the world all fighting for their spot in next month’s World Championships in Seoul, Korea. Among the skaters and representing Great Britain will be Elise Christie. Having recently defended her European Champion title and with three world cup medals under belt this season, Christie is looking in great form for the final part of the season.

Alongside Christie will be fellow world cup medallist Charlotte Gilmartin who claimed her first world cup medal in Shanghai in December. Representing the women, the team will also consist of rising stars Katherine Thomson and Jennifer Pickering.

Skating for the men the competition will see Jack Whelbourne, Richard Shoebridge, Billy Simms, Paul Stanley, Murray Cochrane and Josh Cheetham, take to the ice against tough international competitors.

To stay up to date throughout the competition you can follow live results on isu.org

For updates on any medals won and to catch a full report after the competition follow Twitter: @GB_ShortTrack or Facebook: ‘GB Short Track’ and #WCDordrecht


Published: 12th February 2016