Lachlan Hay and Pierre Boda will lead a strong men’s team into this year’s short track speed skating World Cup circuit.
Dual Olympian Hay competed at the Australian Open Championships this weekend, his first competition back from retirement. He grabbed the 1000m National Title, his first since 2012 and had a podium finish in all his other races.
“It was exciting being back on the ice,” Hay said. “I was a bit nervous after taking two and a half years off - I had quite a bit of catching up to. But I’ve come back up to speed really quickly and it’s good to be back with the guys and back with the team.”
Hay competed at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games before giving up the sport when he could no longer find the motivation he needed to excel. Fast forward to 2015 and Hay is in a better place with his skating than ever before.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To be an Olympian
I began this sport .... because I saw it on TV and I wanted to try it and go to the Olympics
Proudest moment: Walking into the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games
Favourite Food: French Fries
Favourite overseas competition: North American World Cup's
When I am not training/competing I am: Playing music
Highest level of education achieved: VCE
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