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Liam O'Brien


SportShort Track
Born19 Nov 1998
ResidenceSydney, NSW, AUS
LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian, Spanish
Higher educationCommerce
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.776 06 Oct 2018 Melbourne  
    1000m 1:29.533 04 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1500m 2:15.993 02 Feb 2019 Dresden  
    3000m 5:16.730 31 Aug 2013 Melbourne  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his sister into the sport. "I just love going fast and trying to improve every time I step onto the ice."  
Club / TeamSydney Arrows Ice Racing Club: Australia  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age six in Sydney, NSW, Australia.  
Name of coachChun Jae-Su  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesCricket. (, 01 Mar 2016)  
Famous relativesHis sister Danielle has represented Australia in figure skating. She and her partner Greg Merriman were ranked 20th in the mixed event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2016;, 23 Jul 2014)  
AmbitionsTo represent Australia at the world championships and the Olympic Winter Games. (, 11 Jul 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"You have to work hard if you want to improve." (, 01 Mar 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall29  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall72  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay16  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m38  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m41  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m43  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m44  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m45  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m64  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m67  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m111  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m119  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m121  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m123  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m129  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m136  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m156