Pierre Boda took up short track speed skating when he was seven years old, following his sister into the sport and being inspired by seeing someone at his local rink skating really fast.
Boda competed at his first Junior World Championships in 2009 in Canada. Two years later, he was Australia's leading performer at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Courmayeur, Italy, posting a top performance in the men's 1500m event - tenth.
Boda competed at his first senior World Championships in 2011 in Sheffield, Great Britain.
At the 2013 Junior World Championships in Warsaw, Poland, Boda impressed with a 13th Place in the 1000m. He also placed 19th in the 500m and 29th in the 1500m. He went on to compete at the 2013 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary where he was 28th in the 500m, 24th in the 1000m, 30th in the 1500m - 27th overall.
Boda’s best performance on the World Cup circuit came in 2012, where he finished 12th in the 1000m in Shanghai, China.
The 2013-2014 season was a memorable one for Boda, making his Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia, and also recording a personal best result in the 500m at the 2014 World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
In 2014-2015, Boda posted a number of top-20 performances on World Cup, highlighted by a 13th place finish in the 1000 metres in Seoul, Korea.
Boda achieved a personal best World Cup performance in Shanghai, China, finishing in seventh place in the 1000m. distance.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: I began this sport at the age of 7 when my sister had a birthday party at an ice rink where I saw someone skating really fast. I wanted to give it a go and have kept at it ever since.
Proudest moment: Representing Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with my family by my side.
Favourite Food: Homemade Hungarian Chicken Goulash with Gnocchi.
Favourite Music: Chilled or bangers
Favourite overseas competition: Iceberg Skating Palace, Sochi, because everything in my career had led up to that moment.
Participation in other sports: Basketball, Tennis for fun.
Sports Hero: Michael Jordan
When I am not training/competing I am: Studying, relaxing or fishing
Highest level of education achieved: Currently at University
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