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Brendan Corey


SportShort Track
Born21 Jan 1997 in Fredericton 
ResidenceMelbourne, VIC, AUS
Higher educationManagement - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.192 11 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.741 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:15.513 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1500m     1  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWatching 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)  
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." (, 06 Feb 2022; Australian Ice Racing YouTube channel, 20 Oct 2021;, 19 Oct 2021)
Social Media
Social Media  
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. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
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."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and coach Richard Nizielski. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolAustralian short track skater Steven Bradbury. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age eight in Fredericton, NB, Canada. He had previously played ice hockey from age six. "The reason that [short track] is more accessible is because there's not many long track rinks in the world. It's much easier to pick up short track because all you need is a hockey rink."  
Club / TeamOlympic Southern Flyers: Melbourne, VIC, AUS  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m6  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m8  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m12  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m12  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m20  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall21  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m21  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m9  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m14  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m14  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m20  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m22  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m27  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall29  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m29  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall36  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m43  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m50  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m54