Paul Worth, National Talent ID Coach


Paul Worth, National Talent ID Coach

Paul Worth is a former Olympic and World Championship medal winning short track speed skater. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Paul competed in the 500m and finished 6th in the 5000m relay alongside current skaters Jon Eley and Jack Whelbourne.  

During his sporting career, Paul also won bronze at the 2008 World Championships, along with two medals ISU World Cups and a further three at the European Championships.

After the Olympic Games in 2010, Paul retired from competitive speed skating to complete his degree in Neuroscience with Pharmacology at the University of Nottingham.

In 2012, he was appointed as National Talent ID Coach at the sports’ Centre of Excellence at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre. Now acting as the lead coach working with the National Talent Squad, Paul also organises and coaches at a number of development camps around the country.

Paul has recently been selected for the prestigious Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Program run by UK Sport. He said: “With the Elite Coaching Apprenticeship Program, I have the privilege of working with some of the country’s top coaches from various sports. Looking forward, I aim to develop the talent pathway within short track speed skating and to put in place a system that can identify talented skaters and help young athletes become future Olympic medallists.”