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Julian Macaraeg


SportShort Track
Born15 May 2003 in New York, NY 
ResidenceNew York, NY, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Filipino
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:28.092 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamFlushing Meadows Speed Skating Club: New York, NY, USA  
Reason for choosing this sportHe played ice hockey when he was younger. "Someone said I was very fast and that I should try speed skating."  
Name of coachValentyn Danilovskye, UKR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2010 in New York, NY, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS short track skaters JR Celski and Apolo Anton Ohno. (, 28 Oct 2021; Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe sustained an injury to his left foot during competition at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (, 07 Mar 2021)

In 2018 he sustained a cut to his ankle that kept him out of action for six weeks. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievementMaking his World Cup debut in 2018 in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard, push your limits and do what you love." (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 20 Jul 2021)  
MilestonesHe became the first short track skater from the Philippines to compete at the world championships when he took to the ice at the 2021 Championships in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Sep 2021;, 16 Sep 2021)  
Born in New York, NY, United States of America, both his parents are from the Philippines. (, 28 Oct 2021)

In 2021, with his usual ice rink closed in New York, NY, United States of America, he trained with the US short track team in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Stephen Gough [US head coach] used to be my coach at my club in New York so I asked him whether I could train with them. He was willing enough to accept me in the team, which has been amazing. I had to be with a bigger and stronger team as I was lacking the training." (, 28 Oct 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 500m20  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m20  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m25  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m26  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m27  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m28  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m31  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m35  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m37  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m39  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m42  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall42  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m50  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m53  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m34  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m35  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m37  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m37  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m40  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m64  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m65  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m75  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m96  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m100  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m101  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m111