Short Track squad set for third World Cup

There are Olympic short track speed skating quota places on the line as the third ISU World Cup gets going in Debrecen, Hungary tomorrow.


A full British contingent will be racing across all distances, including teams in the men’s, women’s and mixed relay.

Elise Christie, Kathryn Thomson and Holly Hoyland will race in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m and be joined by one of Charlotte Hayward or Talya Kaye for the relay.


Jonathan Moody and Niall Treacy will once again race in all three distances. Farrell Treacy will feature in the 1500m and 1000m with brother Ethan due to start the 500m. Three of the four will combine for the men’s 5000m relay.

(Photo credit: Martin Holtom)


Each skater’s top three performances across the four World Cups count towards the Olympic Qualification Classifications, so one great race can make a real difference.


The first two World Cups took place in Beijing, China and Nagoya, Japan. Kathryn Thomson put in a fine performance in Japan to make the 1500m B-Final, finishing with a 13th place result.


You can watch the action live on the ISU YouTube Channel, with some races also broadcast on Eurosport. For all race results click here.