Britain names three short-track speed skaters for Beijing Winter Olympics

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-21 10:38:41|Editor: huaxia

LONDON, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Kathryn Thomson, Farrell Treacy and Niall Treacy have been selected as the three short-track speed skaters to represent Britain at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games, announced by the British Olympic Association (BOA) on Monday.

Thomson, 26, will compete in the women's 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m events at her second Winter Olympics.

"This Olympic cycle has had many challenges but knowing all the hard work from the past four years has paid off is an incredible feeling," said Thomson.

Farrell Treacy, who also raced at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018, will join by his younger brother Niall Treacy this time.

Farrell is slated to compete in the men's 1,000m and 1,500m events in Beijing while Niall will take part in the 1,000m race.

"Being told I was selected to represent Team GB at the Olympic Winter Games was like no other feeling I've experienced," said the 21-year-old Niall. "It's something I've been dreaming of ever since I started speed skating 13 years ago. Back then I knew this is where I wanted to go and I'm just so proud and more importantly honored that I've been selected." Enditem

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