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Eley set to act as mentor and skater on road to PyeongChang

It’s been almost six months since three-time Winter Olympian Jon Eley decided against hanging up his skates and he’s prepared to add another str...

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Eley eyeing up fourth Winter Olympics

Short track speed skater Jon Eley is eyeing up a fourth Winter Olympics after deciding not walk away from the sport.

Eley was chosen as T...

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Shoebridge delights in proving a point with world medal

Richard Shoebridge claims Britain's short track speed skaters proved a point with a vindicating relay bronze at the World Championships in Montr...

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Eley just happy to be racing as he progresses in Sochi

Jon Eley claimed he doesn't care who he is racing after putting his Olympic campaign back on track in Sochi.

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Christie back on the ice and into the 1000m quarters

Short track speed skater Elise Christie briefly considered ending her Olympic campaign - but returned to the ice to produce a sparkling qualifyi...

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Biography

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As a two-time Olympian, former European Champion and world record holder, Jon is the most experienced member of GB Short Track. The Solihull native began skating at just 18-months and soon developed a passion for ice hockey.

He was introduced to speed skating at the age of twelve by fellow GB Short Track skater Paul Stanley. His natural ability was soon apparent and just three years later Jon was a short track skater for Great Britain.

Since then Jon has gone on to compete at the highest levels of the sport, representing Team GB at both Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010, where he finished 5th and 6th respectively in the 500-metres, as well as numerous World Cups, and European and World Championships.

During his career Jon has achieved multiple World Cup medals, including gold at Salt Lake City and silver in Shanghai both over 500-metres during the 2011/2012 season, and was also European Champion in the same distance in 2008.

Jon is married to GB Short Track National Development Coach Joanna Eley, who was herself a short track skater for Great Britain and two-time Olympian having competed in Salt Lake City in 2002 and Turin in 2006. They married shortly after Jon’s second Olympic Games in Vancouver, and Jon says Jo has been a great influence on his career.

Jon’s main hobby away from the rink is golf, he is a 10-handicapper, and people might also be familiar with his uncle who is the well-known BBC West Midlands Radio DJ Graham Torrington, famous for his show ‘Late Night Love’.