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Benjamin Donnelly

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCanada
Born22 Aug 1996 in  Oshawa
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.87 19 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:09.69 26 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 1:45.10 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:16.60 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround 1      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ben.donnelly.336  
twitter.com/bendonnelly03  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportOriginally involved in ice hockey, he began skating after watching the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.  
Name of coachBart Schouten [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2006 at Durham Speed Skating Club in Oshawa, ON, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (durhamregion.com, 20 Jan 2018)  
NicknamesBen (Twitter profile, 03 Dec 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in team pursuit on his World Cup debut at the 2015 event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (news.nationalpost.com, 14 Nov 2015)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Denny Morrison. (news.nationalpost.com, 14 Nov 2015)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Long Track Rising Star of the Year for the 2015/16 season by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 19 Mar 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m34  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m45