Short track speed skater Liam O’Brien is ready to race again as he lines up for ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Beijing, China this weekend (8-10 December).
This will be O’Brien’s third World Cup of the season after his two outings in Montreal, Canada in October. He came away from those competitions with a new Irish record over 1000m and is aiming to go even quicker inside the Capital Indoor Stadium. He will be racing in the 500m (2) and 1500m events.
It’s good to be back at the Olympic venue here in Beijing, China,” O’Brien said. “After the first training session, the ice feels amazing and the venue is great. I’m looking forward to some constructive racing and fast times!”
Each World Cup features races over the 500m, 1000m and 1500m distances with Day 1 solely assigned for qualification rounds. Day 2 and Day 3 combine subsequent qualification rounds and World Cup sessions. Further World Cups will take place in Republic of Korea, Germany and Poland later this season. In Ireland, the action can be viewed live on the Skating ISU YouTube channel and followed on social media via the #ShortTrackSkating hashtag.