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Patrick Duffy


SportShort Track
Born07 Jul 1991 in Oakville 
FamilyPartner Vanessa Belanger-Marceau
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationHistory - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.781 08 Nov 2015 Toronto  
    1000m 1:22.991 15 Sep 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:12.571 20 Sep 2014 Calgary  
    3000m 4:56.263 17 Nov 2013 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"It just looked so weird at the time. People wearing almost no equipment and going top speed around corners. It looked so, not dangerous, but so incredible, so thrilling, exhilarating."  
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 11 at River Oaks Arena in Oakville, ON, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skaters Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette and Charle Cournoyer. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016, 10 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 500m at the 2013 World Winter University Games in Trentino, Italy. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Famous relativesHis partner Vanessa Belanger-Marceau represented Canada in short track during the 2011/12 World Cup season. (Facebook profile, 11 Aug 2017;, 01 Mar 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m11  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m20  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m55  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m61  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m68  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m84