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Jordan Belchos

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN12206198901
NOCCanada
Born22 Jun 1989 in  Scarborough
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Valerie Maltais
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationUrban Planning - University of Calgary: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.46 06 Jan 2013 Calgary  
    1000m 1:12.22 29 Dec 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 1:47.70 23 Oct 2018 Calgary  
    5000m 6:16.92 09 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
    10000m 12:59.51 15 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jordan.belchos  
twitter.com/jbelch89  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMarkham Speed Skating Club: Canada  
Reason for choosing this sportWhile training for inline skating, he participated in a crossover sport recruitment camp. He was then spotted by coaches from a speed skating talent identification programme called Own The Podium. "Speed skating is a combination of technical precision, physical and mental strength. I love competing against the clock and the feel of skating well."  
Name of coachBart Schouten [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age nine in Toronto, ON, Canada. He switched to speed skating in 2005 in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always getting better." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe fractured his patella [knee] in July 2014. The injury kept him out for two months. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018, 03 Dec 2015)

He sustained a concussion in a cycling accident in June 2013, which affected his off-season training. He recovered in time to compete at the Canadian Olympic trials in October the same year. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018; cbc.ca, 14 Jan 2014)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in roller speed skating at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, claiming silver in team pursuit at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and placing fifth in the 10,000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe represented Canada in roller speed skating at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. He won bronze in the road 10,000m points race. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Dec 2015; Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolCanadian athlete and humanitarian Terry Fox. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Canadian skater to win a Pan American medal in roller speed skating when he claimed bronze in the road 10,000m points race at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Oct 2018; olympic.ca, 12 Feb 2017)
 
HobbiesCycling. (Instagram profile, 16 Aug 2017)  
Famous relativesHis partner Valerie Maltais has represented Canada in short track, winning silver in the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (rds.ca, 23 Feb 2018; journaldemontreal.com, 30 Aug 2017; olympic.org, 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 10000m5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m6  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m13  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps15  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m21  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall42  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m42  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m48