Jack Whelbourne


Date of Birth: 02/08/1991
Hometown: Nottingham
Twitter: @speedyboi158 

Jack Whelbourne

Having skated since the age of six, Jack first represented the GB Junior squad at the age of 14 and has made a significant impact on both the Junior and Senior stage over the past two seasons.

Jack competed in his first Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 and followed that up when he became the Junior World 1000m champion in 2011.

He was also part of the world record breaking relay squad that set a new world best time at the end of the 2010/2011 season.

There must be something in the Whelbourne genes as Jack is also joined by older sister Alex on the GB Short Track Squad.

ON THE ICE
What is your favourite distance to skate and why? I like all of them, I just like to compete.
What is your greatest achievement to date? Being part of the relay team that broke the world record and becoming the 1000m Junior World Champion.
What is your sporting ambition? To be the first.
Tip for the top: If you canít be the best be the first!

OFF THE ICE
Do you do any sports outside of skating? I enjoy fishing, rugby, all sports really! And DIY.
Who is your sporting hero? Both Usain Bolt and Jonny Wilkinson.
Any sporting family members? My sister, Alex, is also on the GB Short Track team.
Life after skating: Have my own business.
Whatís the one thing you canít live without? My family, because they support me so much.
Who is your biggest influence? The team I'm in!
How would you like to be remembered? As determined and successfull

FAVOURITES
Place to race: Korea
Films/TV shows: You got served, Any given Sunday.
Band/Music: all types
Last book read: Man's Search for Meaning
Food: Chocolate!
Hobbies: DIY/projects in the shed


International Results (last four seasons)

2009/2010 Season
6th place Olympic Winter Games Menís Relay
16th place Olympic Winter Games 1500m
6th place World Championships Relay
Bronze Medal Junior World Championships 1500m
4th place Junior World Championships 1500m Super Final
6th place Junior World Championships 1000m
6th place Junior World Championships Overall
Bronze Medal European Championships Relay
8th place World Team Championships

2010/2011 Season
6th place World Championships Relay
11th place World Championships 500m
15th place World Championships 1000m
Silver Medal Junior World Championships Overall
Gold Medal Junior World Championships 1000m
Silver Medal Junior World Championships 1500m
Bronze Medal Junior World Championships 500m
Silver Medal Junior World Championships 1500m Super Final
Overall Second Men's Junior World Championships
5th place Junior World Championships Relay
5th place European Championships Overall
Gold Medal European Championships 500m
Silver Medal European Championships 1000m
Bronze Medal European Championships Relay
World Record Holder Menís 5000m Relay

2011/2012 Season
Silver medal European Championships 500m
5th place World Cup 500m in Salt Lake
10th place World Cup 1000m in Nagoya
10th place World Cup 500m in Shanghai
7th place World Cup 500m in Moscow
29th place overall in World Championships, placed 12th in the 1000m

2012/2013 season
4th place World Cup Relay in Montreal
4th place World Cup Relay in Shanghai
12th place World Cup 1500M in Shanghai
4th place World Cup Relay in Sochi
8th place World Cup 1000M in Sochi
13th place World Cup 500M in Sochi
5th place in European Relay in Malmo


AMBITIONS FOR SOCHI:   Individual Medals in 2 distances


Jack's photo gallery
 

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