Alex Bryant has relocated to Salt Lake City, USA and is working to qualify for his Olympic debut in PyeongChang next February.
Bryant began short track speed skating in 2005 in Brisbane after his figure skating sister convinced him to give her sport a go, but he thought it was too slow and boring.
He first came onto the international scene in 2013/14 at the World Junior Championships, placing 54th overall and the following season had improved to 25th.
During the 2015/2016 season he recorded a personal best in the 1500m in Nagoya, Japan and at the 2016 World Cup in Salt Lake City broke the Australian 1000m record (1.25.08m) and lifted his PB at that distance by over two seconds and placed 17th.
Bryant lists competing at the Sapporo Asian Winter Games in February 2017 as a huge boost and is aiming for a top ten in PyeongChang.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Competing for Australia for the first time!
Best sporting memory from 2016/17 season: Breaking the national record in the 1000m.
I began my sport in 2007 because my sister Figure Sakted and wanted me to give it a go. A few months later I started Short Track.
When I am not training or competing I spend most of my down time playing guitar.
I enjoy my sport because: I love the adrenaline when going fast and the challenges of racing.
Favourite international competition: Asian Winter Games
Favourite food: Chicken Parma or Burgers
Favourite music: Spotify top charts
Favourite other sport to watch or play: AFL
Favourite sporting team: North Melbourne Kangaroos
My hero is: JR Celksi
Childhood ambition: Become an Olympian
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