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Skyler Kah

Australia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTAUS11203199901
NOCAustralia
Born12 Mar 1999
GenderMen
ResidenceMelbourne, VIC, AUS
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationMedicine - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.005 05 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1000m 1:34.939 10 Sep 2016 Auckland  
    1500m 2:27.309 04 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    3000m 5:24.782 10 Sep 2016 Auckland  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/SkylerKah  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried short track at age four, but he began to take the sport more seriously in 2012 when he started high school.  
Reason for choosing this sport"It runs in my family's blood. Both my brother and I train with my mother [Melissa] and father [Danny]."  
Club / TeamOlympic Southern Flyers: Melbourne, VIC, AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn November 2014 he cut tendons and an artery in his forearm after falling while skating. He has permanent numbness in the little finger and palm of his right hand as a result of the injury. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the floor exercise [artistic gymnastics] at the 2016 National Championships in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe has competed in artistic gymnastics at national level in Australia. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis father Danny represented Australia in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 1988, 1992 and 1994. His younger brother Joshua has competed in short track for Australia at World Cup events. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Feb 2017; shorttrackonline.info, 04 Feb 2017; mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au, 31 May 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Joshua. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolAustralian speed skater [and his father] Danny Kah. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Sometimes you just have to lick the stamp and send it." (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay16  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m28  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m37  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m37  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m38  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m38  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m39  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m48  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m50  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m78  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m81  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m141  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m151