In her second season on the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior World Cup Speed Skating circuit, Tara Donoghue (16) will be participating in the series opener this weekend (24-25 November) in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.
Last season, Donoghue became the first female speed skater and the first long track speed skater to represent Ireland internationally. Last month she broke her own Irish national record in the 1500 metres to secure the qualifying time for the distance at the Junior World Cup Final and the Junior World Championships.
The Irish skater, who is based in the Netherlands, will be aiming to improve on her personal bests over a number of distances during the course of the weekend.
You can follow Donoghue’s progress live via the ISU Skating Channel and via the #JWCSpeed and #SpeedSkating hashtags.