Medals at the European Championships

Nottingham Skater leads the Great Britain charge at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Heerenveen Netherlands January 14th to 16th 2011

Jack Whelbourne and the other members of the Great Britain squad have produced a storming performance at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

The squad’s haul included 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, fully justifying the UK Sport ‘No Compromise’ approach that has recently resulted in an increase of the squad’s lottery funding.

The medal winners:                Jack Whelbourne        Silver  - Men’s 500m individual
                                                                               Bronze  - Men’s 1000m individual

Jack Whelbourne at the Europeans 2010  
  Jack on the podium

Bronze Medal winning Men’s Relay Team:                       Anthony Douglas
                                                                                    Jon Eley
                                                                                    Richard Shoebridge
                                                                                    Paul Stanley
                                                                                    Jack Whelbourne

Add to the Medals the Team also achieved 5 other top 8 results throughout the Championships

Stuart Horsepool, the Great Britain Short Track Performance Director said “as always, there has been some outstanding performances by Jack and the Team and a few mistakes which have cost us even more medal success, this said we did skate well and winning medals will give us great confidence as we prepare for the World Championships on home soil in Sheffield ”

The 2011 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships will be held between the 11th and 13th of March at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield.  Tickets can be obtained through the Championships website at