Liam O’Brien has been named as Ireland’s sole representative at next month’s ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland (12-14 January).
At last year’s Europeans, O’Brien became the first Irish skater to advance to a semi-final at the championships. He has had a busy 2023/2024 season so far racing in four World Cup events in Canada, China and South Korea. He set a new national record in the 1000 metres at World Cup 2 in Montreal. He was also announced as a recipient of a Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Scholarship earlier this month.
“I’m delighted to be selected once again for Europeans,” O’Brien said. “It’s the first time where I am going into the championships having completed every World Cup prior. I will take that extra knowledge and racing experience and look towards another strong Europeans and add to last year’s results.”