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Ryan McAnuff


SportShort Track
Born02 Nov 1994 in Oakville 
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationBusinessperson, Student
Higher educationBiology, Health Science, Medicine, Psychology - Bishop's University: Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.219 18 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:27.718 15 Jan 2017 Turin  
    1500m 2:14.413 12 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamRTC Noord: Heerenveen, NED  
Reason for choosing this sport"My oldest brother saw it on television during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, then all four of us, me and my three brothers tried it."  
Name of coachDave Versteeg [club], NED; Matt O'Donnell [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2004 in Oakville, ON, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Instagram profile, 07 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No alarm clock required, my passion wakes me up." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
He and younger brother Sean are dual citizens of Canada and Ireland, and represent Ireland at international level. "We started emailing the Ice Skating Association of Ireland [ISAI]. They have had figure skating membership for many years with the ISU [International Skating Union] and we were enquiring about speed skating, if it would be a possibility. We slowly started to fill in the application, writing the rules for Ireland speed skating. Our father and grandparents are Irish citizens, and our grandparents were born there and moved to Canada probably in the mid-1900s. We still have family there. In June 2016 Ireland got provisional membership in the speed skating branch, so we got named to the national team. We raced for the first time for Ireland in August 2016 in Salt Lake City at the Desert Classic." (, 10 Mat 2017)

In 2015 he and younger brother Sean founded the fitness company Elite Performance Training. (, 22 Jul 2017;, 10 Mat 2017)
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolAmerican football player Tom Brady. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe has suffered a herniated disc during his career. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at his first World Cup event in 2016 in Calgary, AB Canada. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Sean has represented Ireland in short track at international level, and his father has served on the committee of Speed Skating Ireland. (, 10 Mat 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m24  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m29  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m30  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m31  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m31  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall33  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall34  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m34  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m35  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall35  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m35  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m35  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall36  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m36  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m37  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m39  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m43  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m31  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m34  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m34  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m48  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m50  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m56  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m66  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m70  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m76  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m91  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m112  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m164