Ireland’s Sean McAnuff has finished in 38th place overall at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria.
On the first of three days of racing, McAnuff participated in the qualifying rounds. In the 1500 metres quarterfinals, he lined up in Heat 4 and came home in fifth in a time of 2:23.770. Next up were the 500 metres preliminaries where he finished third in Heat 5 with a time of 43.333 and advanced to the heats. He posted a quicker time of 43.277 in Heat 2 to end up in fifth. The 1000 metres preliminaries ended up being his final race of the opening day and he placed fourth in Heat 1 in a time of 1:31:968.
There were two ranking finals for McAnuff on the second day of competition inside the Arena Armeec. In Heat 3 of the 1500 metres, he crossed the line in first place in a time of 2:37.283. He backed that result up by coming second in Heat 6 of the 500 metres where he clocked 43.440.
The final race of McAnuff’s maiden World Championships appearance was the 1000 metres ranking final on the last day of competition. He placed fourth in Heat 4 with a time of 1:32.266. This gave him an overall classification of 38th for the event.
“I had a great weekend of racing against the best in the world,” McAnuff. “I am looking forward to next season already and will be working hard in preparation over the coming months.”
Full results for the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships are here.