It is now or never for Great Britain’s short track speed skaters with the second Sochi 2014 qualifier and final World Cup of the season scheduled for this week as we give a flavour of the Olympic sport taking place over the next seven days.
There were performances good enough from Elise Christie and Jack Whelbourne at the first Olympic qualifier and third World Cup in Torino to suggest that they will be going to Russia in February.
However work is needed if both are to skate in the women’s and men’s relay events respectively as the second and final Olympic qualifier and last World Cup of the season lands in Russia, not in Sochi but 1600km north in Kolomna.
There is a whole host of winter action with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating landing in Europe and Paris for the Trophee Eric Bompard with British ice dancers Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland scheduled to compete.
There’s curling’s Pacific-Asia Championships in Shanghai, more World Cup long track speed skating in Salt Lake City and the opening luge World Cup of the season in Lillehammer, where Brit Adam Rosen could be in action.
Meanwhile, swimming’s short course World Cup comes to a close with the eighth and final meet of the year in Beijing with plenty of British athletes set to be on show in the Far East.
Pacific-Asia Championships, Shanghai, November 12-ongoing
Eric Bompard Trophy, Paris, November 15-17
World Cup, Lillehammer, November 16-17
Short Track Speed Skating
World Cup, Kolomna, November 14-17
World Cup, Salt Lake City, November 15-17
World Cup, Beijing, November 13-14
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