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Brendan Corey

Australia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTAUS12101199701
NOCAustralia
Born21 Jan 1997 in Fredericton 
GenderMen
ResidenceSydney, NSW, AUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationManagement - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.097 11 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1000m 1:23.908 05 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1500m 2:15.513 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/brendancorey.aus  
twitter.com/BrendanCoreyAUS  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe began skating after his father enrolled him in a local ice hockey programme. "My father was a hockey player and wanted me to be one too. But after a couple of years I said to him, 'I don't care where the puck is, I just want to skate fast'. That's when I discovered speed skating and loved it ever since I tried it for the first time at eight years old. I love short track for the feeling of speed, the right turns, and the satisfaction of outsmarting my opponents."  
Training RegimeHe trains six days a week, totalling around 30 hours. He has two to three sessions a day, with eight sessions on the ice each week.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age eight. He had previously played ice hockey from age six.  
Name of coachRichard Nizielski [national], AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fifth in the 1000m at the 2021 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and placing 11th in the overall 1000m rankings in his debut World Cup season in 2021/22. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
HobbiesWatching sports including Formula One and basketball. (Australian Ice Racing YouTube channel, 20 Oct 2021)  
InjuriesHe sustained a concussion in 2019. (Australian Ice Racing YouTube channel, 20 Oct 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, and to finish on the podium at a World Cup event. (Australian Ice Racing YouTube channel, 20 Oct 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and coach Richard Nizielski. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolAustralian short track skater Steven Bradbury. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
Other informationREPRESENTING AUSTRALIA
Born in Fredericton, NB, Canada, his maternal grandparents are dual citizens of Australia and Canada. He represented Canada at youth level before switching to compete for Australia. "My mother grew up in Australia through grade school. My grandfather was involved in successfully discovering and developing a gold mine in Australia. I was training with the Canadian national development team when I met Richard [Nizielski] at the world juniors in Montreal in 2019. We began chatting and he said to me that Australia were trying to rebuild their programme to how it was with success in the 90s, and with my connection to Australia I was thinking this could be a good opportunity. Later that year, I suffered a concussion and was unable to compete for my spot on the Canadian team for the next season. So I thought Australia could be a new, interesting route for me to take. It just seemed like the stars aligned and I was meant to go down this path." (Australian Ice Racing YouTube channel, 20 Oct 2021; tj.news, 19 Oct 2021)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m11  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m11  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m39  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m54