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Charlotte Gilmartin

Great Britain

SportShort Track
NOCGreat Britain
Born07 Mar 1990 in Redditch 
FamilyPartner Ian Upcott
ResidenceNottingham, ENG
Higher educationSport Studies - Loughborough College: England
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.176 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:30.171 08 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:21.219 08 Dec 2012 Shanghai  
    3000m 5:27.811 15 Jan 2017 Turin  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay 2 1    
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2001 at the Mohawks Ice Racing Club in Solihull, England. She had been spotted by a coach while attending a friend's birthday party.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I love racing and the feeling of travelling fast on a fine blade."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Lee Seung-Jae. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
NicknamesGilly (, 09 Jan 2008)  
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer. (, 26 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2010 and 2013 she was named Solihull Sportswoman of the Year in England. (, 03 Oct 2013;, 05 Nov 2010)

She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards in 2010. (, 05 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Find the fun in it. You never know when it's your last race." (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsShe played roller hockey for the Redditch Rockets in England before joining the Great Britain national skating team. (, 28 Aug 2012)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She retired from competitive short track skating in May 2018. "Now is the right time for me to retire. I've finished on a high winning the British championships and I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life. I definitely want to stay close to the sport I love, it's given me so many opportunities, skills and enjoyment. I hope to see the sport continue to grow, and more young girls getting involved." (, 24 May 2018)
InjuriesShe suffered from a slipped disc in her spine in 2008, 2009 and 2016. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)

She fractured her tibia [shinbone] in 2015. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)

She broke her ankle in 2008. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)

She sustained a cut to her thigh in 2006. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)
Famous relativesHer partner Ian Upcott has represented Great Britain in short track. He placed fourth in the 5000m relay at the 2012 European Championships in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. (Facebook profile, 19 Feb 2017;, 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m3  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2006/2007 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m6  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m8  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall9  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m10  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m11  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m11  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall12  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m12  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m16  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m19  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m19  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m22  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m23  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m23  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall24  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall25  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall26  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m26  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall26  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m28  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m32  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m32  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall44  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m10  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m11  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m12  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m12  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay13  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m15  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay15  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m18  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m18  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m19  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m19  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m19  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m22  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m24  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m24  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m27  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m29  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m34  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m36  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m38  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m42  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m43  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m44  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m50  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m52  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m54  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m60  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m63  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m71  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m73  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m80  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m97