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Australian Winter Olympics team confirms short track speed skating athletes

  Original title: Australian Winter Olympics team identifies short track speed skating athletes

The Australian Olympic Committee announced on the 17th that short track speed skater Brendan Corey was selected for the Australian Winter Olympics team and will compete in the men’s 1000m and 500m events. This will be his first time participating in the Winter Olympics.

In this season’s Short Track Speed ​​Skating World Cup, 24-year-old Corey ranked 11th in the world in the men’s 1,000-meter event. He also entered the 1,000-meter Group A final in the last leg of the World Cup in the Netherlands, and successfully won the Beijing Winter Olympics. qualifications.

Frank Anderson, president of the Australian Ice Sports Association, said that successfully qualifying for the Beijing Winter Olympics is not only a new starting point for Corey’s career, but also a good opportunity to promote the sport in Australia.

This is also the first time an Australian athlete has entered the 1000m short track speed skating competition since the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Earlier, at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Steven Bradbury won Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medal in this event. (Liu Shiyue)

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