Ryan McAnuff Bags First International Short Track Title For Ireland

Just a week after his debut at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Ryan McAnuff was back racing along with his brother Sean McAnuff at the ST AmCup 3 in Midland, Michigan.

Both McAnuffs raced four distances this Saint Patrick’s weekend – twice at 500 metres and once each at 1000 metres and 1500 metres. Ryan stormed to victory in both 500 metre races, came second in the 1000 metres and sixth in the 1500 metres. A combined score 1505 points gave him and Ireland an historic first ever victory at a speed skating event.

Sean also acquitted himself well with a highlight being a ninth place finish in Race 1 of the 500 metres. He earned a total score of 217.5 for 13th place overall.