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Sean McAnuff


SportShort Track
Born18 Jul 1997 in Oakville 
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
Higher educationBiology, Psychology - Bishop's University: Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Business Owner
LanguagesEnglish, French
FamilyWife Jessica
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.292 05 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:28.272 04 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 2:21.838 17 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
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General Interest
Other sportsHe played lacrosse at university level in Canada. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023;, 22 Oct 2015)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Ryan has represented Ireland in short track, and competed at the world championships in 2017 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2020;, 10 Mar 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I have three older brothers. The two eldest saw it in the Olympic Winter Games [in 2002] and wanted to try it, so I tried it too."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS wrestler and actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age six in Oakville, ON, Canada.  
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General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Pray hard, play hard, stay humble." (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Other informationMOVE TO HUNGARY
In December 2020 he moved to Budapest, Hungary, to train full-time with the Hungarian national team. "We've been having a lot of great practises and sessions. Jess [his wife] and I are both around the arena a lot so we're making connections with the staff and athletes. Everyone's so inviting and glad to have us, it definitely makes us feel like we're at home." (Instagram profile, 22 Sep 2022, 07 Mar 2021, 09 Dec 2020)

He and his older brother Ryan are dual citizens of Canada and Ireland. "Since our family has history in Ireland and we saw the opportunity to skate for them, we wanted to take it because if we can bring up short track in Ireland we think that would be really cool. In Canada it is already very developed and at a very high level, so if we can grow the sport from nothing in Ireland then I would rather take that opportunity instead of working my way into something that is already there." (, 10 Mar 2017)

In 2015 he and his older brother Ryan co-founded the fitness company Elite Performance Training. (Instagram team profile, 11 Oct 2022;, 10 Mar 2017)
InjuriesIn 2013 he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his knee and was out of action for 10 months following reconstructive surgery. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020, 02 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Ryan McAnuff. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
HobbiesWalking his dog Maple, pottery, making coffee, Italian cuisine. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing given the opportunity to train with the Hungarian national short track team. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsAway from sport, he aspires to raise a family and own a coffee shop. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
NicknamesParmeSean (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m25  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m27  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m27  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m27  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall28  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m30  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall31  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m31  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m31  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m33  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m33  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m34  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m34  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall35  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m35  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m35  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall35  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m35  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall38  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m38  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m39  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m32  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m33  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m36  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m38  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m39  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m40  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m40  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m41  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m41  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m42  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m43  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m44  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m44  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m47  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m56  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m63  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m80  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m84  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m85  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m86  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m89  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m92  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m93  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m99  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m103  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m119  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m122  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m133  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m134  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m136