From Korea, Greig went directly to Chanchung, China for the 49th ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2018 last weekend, attracting sixty athletes from fifteen countries and regions for a two-day event racing in the 500 metres and 1,000 metres each day.
On Saturday during race day one, Greig clocked an impressive 35.340 seconds in the 500 metres, placing 15th and 1.1107 in the 1,000 metres for 18th position.
Day two saw a similar time for Greig in the 500 metres, clocking 35.46 seconds for 17th place and an improved 1,000m in 1.10.91 for 16th.
"I am reasonably happy with the weekend. I moved up in the rankings a bit since the Games," Greig said.
"Anytime I can see some relatively improvement it is always nice."
"Also I got to affirm that was closer to the top than my 500m result at the Games (due to bring first pair.) this weekend. I was 0.4X behind the leaders of the 500m races, both of which were won by the Olympic champ. Compared to the 0.8 I had at the Games."
Greig finished overall in 16th place after his four events over two days of sprint racing.
Jorien ter Mors (NED) won the women’s whilst Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) won the men’s overall World Sprint crowns.
The next long track speed skating event is the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Amsterdam on March 9 and 10.