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Joshua Kah


SportShort Track
Born24 Jun 2000
ResidenceMelbourne, VIC, AUS
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.089 09 Dec 2017 Melbourne  
    1000m 1:27.653 04 Mar 2018 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
    1500m 2:23.733 04 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    3000m 5:02.559 10 Dec 2017 Melbourne  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamOlympic Southern Flyers: Australia  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents practised skating and got him involved in the sport.  
Name of coachRichard Nizielski [national], AUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four in Oakleigh, VIC, Australia.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father Danny Kah and his brother Skyler Kah. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Kwak Yoon-Gy, Russian short track skater Vladimir Grigorev. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming Australian national champion at age 18. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsAs a junior he was part of the state artistic gymnastics squad in Victoria, Australia. (, 31 May 2016)  
Famous relativesHis father Danny represented Australia in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 1988, 1992 and 1994. His brother Skyler has competed in short track for Australia at World Cup events, and is a national champion in artistic gymnastics. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Feb 2017;, 04 Feb 2017;, 31 May 2016)  
NicknamesJosh (Facebook profile, 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If I'm hurting, then so are they." (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m19  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall21  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m26  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay16  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m33  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m36  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m38  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m42  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m42  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m44  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m49  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m51  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m93  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m110  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m111  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m117  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m135  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m143