Liam O’Brien had contrasting fortunes at last weekend’s ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Almaty, Kazakhstan, but he is back on the ice for another round of racing at this weekend’s World Cup in the same venue.
O’Brien started auspiciously last week by breaking the Irish national record for the 1000 metres with a time of 1:26.378. However, in the 1500 metres (2) event he crashed out in Heat 3 which put a premature ending to the competition for him.
O’Brien is scheduled to line up this weekend in the 500 metres (2) and 1500 metres with competition beginning tomorrow (16 December) with subsequent rounds on Saturday (17 December) and Sunday (18 December).
The World Cup can be viewed live on the ISU YouTube channel and followed via the #ShortTrackSkating hashtag on social media.