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Sean McAnuff


SportShort Track
Born18 Jul 1997 in Oakville 
FamilyPartner Jess Meadows
ResidenceSherbrooke, QC, CAN
OccupationBusiness Owner, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationBiology, Psychology - Bishop's University: Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
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  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSherbrooke Speed Skating Club [CPVS]: Canada  
Reason for choosing this sport"I have three older brothers. The two eldest saw it in the Olympic Winter Games and wanted to try it, so I tried it too."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age six in Oakville, ON, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS wrestler and actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
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)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting on the World Cup circuit. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Ryan McAnuff. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Pray hard, play hard, stay humble." (Athlete, 07 Feb 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. (Elite Performance Training Instagram profile, 06 Feb 2020;, 22 Jul 2017;, 10 Mar 2017)
HobbiesHiking. (, 22 Jul 2017)  
Other sportsHe played lacrosse at university level in Canada. (, 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)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    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  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m33  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m33  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m34  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall35  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m35  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall38  
    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  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m47  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m56  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m63  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m80  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m84  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m85  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m89  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m92  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m103  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m119  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m122  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m133  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m134  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m136