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Theo Collins

Great Britain

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTGBR10511200301
NOCGreat Britain
Born05 Nov 2003 in Guildford 
GenderMen
ResidenceNottingham, ENG
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationPhysics - University of Nottingham: England
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.423 28 Jan 2023 Dresden  
    1000m 1:24.834 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:12.284 28 Jan 2023 Dresden  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAldwych Speed Skating Club: Guildford, ENG  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesClimbing. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My brother used to do diving at Guildford Spectrum, the sports complex at which I train with Aldwych Speed Skating Club. Every so often I would go along to watch and one time I noticed people speed skating on the ice rink and asked my mum whether I could have a go. I have loved the sport ever since."  
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General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn 2016 at the OCS Young Sportsperson Awards ceremony he was one of three regional winners of the Young Sportsperson of the Year Award for the London and South East region. The awards are sponsored by facilities management company OCS. (fmj.co.uk, 03 Nov 2016)  
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Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating as a boy at a leisure centre in Guildford, England.  
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Sporting philosophy / motto"Not only do I love the sport but I also love travelling to competitions around Europe. Being a highly competitive person, I love to win and hate the feeling of losing. Over the years I have made lots of friends doing short track and enjoy training and competing with them." (sportsaid.org.uk, 23 Jul 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/theocollinzzz  
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Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in speed skating in the mixed team sprint at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2023)  
Other sportsHe has represented Great Britain in speed skating, and won silver in the mixed team sprint at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2023)  
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Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRichard Shoebridge [national], GBR  
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General Interest
NicknamesTeddy C (Athlete, 14 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m12  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1000m17  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m19  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 500m21  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1500m29  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 500m51  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m40  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m40  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m41  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m46