Jack Whelbourne

Former Junior & Senior Short Track Speed Skate Champion

Jack Whelbourne

Nottingham-born short track speed skater and Olympic speaker Jack Whelbourne says his two greatest achievements to date are being part of the British relay team that broke the world record and becoming the 1000m Junior World Champion in 2011.

Adding to this gold medal, Jack’s other achievements include winning three silver medals at the same World Junior Championships in Courmayeur, Italy and a 5000m relay bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. In 2014-15, he won a bronze World Cup medal with the men’s relay team and in 2015 he became men’s senior overall national champion at the British Short Track Championships.

First stepping on to the ice as a six-year-old and joining the British junior team when he was just 14, Jack Whelbourne announced 10 years later – at the end of 2015 – that the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, could be his last. Assuming he qualified, the Olympic speaker would be appearing at his third Olympic Games, despite battling a back injury.

Telling the Nottingham Post that he wanted to ‘venture into other things in my life’, Jack can look back on his career as one in which he scaled the heights of success and overcame some massive challenges. He is full of hope for what he might achieve at the 2018 Games and has already made a name for himself as a popular and powerful Olympic speaker.

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