Stanley and Christie medal on last day of World Cup season
Short Track Speed Skating

Stanley and Christie medal on last day of World Cup season

14 February 2016 / 21:07

Paul Stanley won silver in the men’s 500m to help GB to their most successful set of individual short track speed skating World Cup results in Dordrecht this weekend.

After Elise Christie won the ladies 1,000m on Saturday, the European champion added a 500m gold to her tally in the Netherlands this afternoon.

And Stanley ensured that would not be where the British medals came to a halt, taking to the ice immediately after Christie and clocking 40.841seconds to claim silver behind Russia’s Dmitry Migunov.

"I feel I've been skating really well the last two days and that's given me lots of confidence coming into my favourite distance today,” said Stanley.

“In the races I knew I was fast enough so I stayed calm and patient waiting for the right opportunity to make my moves. I'm so happy with my result today it makes all the years of hard work worth it."

Stanley’s coach, Paul Worth, added: "I'm so happy for Paul, he's worked so hard this year and it’s nice to see the rewards.

“He's delivered the best skating of his career today and broke his personal best twice. I couldn't be prouder of him."

Both performances resulted in personal records with Christie’s time of 42.651seconds also a British record.

"I'm so happy,” she said. “I really wasn't expecting to win again.

“That's the first time I've won double gold at a World Cup and the first time I've got four medals over back to back weekends, it feels amazing."

The team will now go home carrying great momentum to prepare for the ISU World Championships in Seoul, Korea from March 11-13.

Sportsbeat 2016