After spending close to two years on the sidelines with an enforced injury layoff, the 24-year-old Olympian showed positive signs in the 500m and 1,000m events.
On the opening day, Greig competed in the 500m Division B, and finished in 19th place overall, in a time of 35.56 seconds.
Day 2 saw Greig in action once again, this time in the 1,000m, where he placed 27th in a time of one minute 10.20 seconds.
This morning (Australian time) Greig put in a superb performance in the second of the 500m, finishing 19th in a time of 35.24 seconds; 0.32 seconds faster than in his opening event.
“There is no denying that replacing two years of training with almost two years of surgery and rehab is going to make performing hard,” Greig said.
“I will basically be racing myself back into shape over the coming World Cups.”
“Any step towards where I want to be is a good one, that’s how we’re taking it, one step at a time,” Greig reflected.
Coach, Desly Hill, was full of praise for the Australian’s work ethic. “He is working on it. We are not there yet, but every day it’s getting better.”
The OWIA athlete will now head to Salt Lake City for the second round of the season, which commences on November 20. Salt Lake will bring back fond memories for Greig. It was the venue for his personal best time in 500m, 34.64 seconds back in 2013.