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Keanu Blunden

Australia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTAUS11411199801
NOCAustralia
Born14 Nov 1998 in Sydney 
GenderMen
ResidenceSydney, NSW, AUS
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationCoaching, Sport Studies - Australian College of Physical Education [ACPE]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.936 09 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:26.195 10 Mar 2019 Sofia  
    1500m 2:14.538 14 Feb 2020 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:08.878 10 Dec 2017 Melbourne  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/keanu.blunden  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeff Hwang; Richard Nizelski  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father introduced him and his brother Denali the sport.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink in Sydney, NSW, Australia.  
Club / TeamSydney Arrows Speed Skating Club: Australia  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesA concussion meant he missed the 2016 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (owia.org, 01 Feb 2016)

He has sustained a broken leg during his career. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)
 
Famous relativesHis brother Denali has represented Australia in short track, making his World Cup debut in 2016 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Dec 2019; australianiceracing.org, 30 Sep 2016)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2016 Male Junior Athlete of the Year at the Australian Ice Racing Awards. (australianiceracing.org, 03 Oct 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing 25th in the overall competition at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Why race if you don't come first?" (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall24  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall25  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m26  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m35  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall51  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall75  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall75  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m25  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m26  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m27  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m29  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m30  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m35  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m35  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m35  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m36  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m38  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m51  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m52  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m54  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m54  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m54  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m57  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m64  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m66  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m79  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m81  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m83  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m94  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m99  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m102  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m112  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m118