Jack Whelbourne

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Jack Whelbourne
Personal information
Born (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 30)
Nottingham, England
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Country Great Britain
SportShort track speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1000 m: 1:24.481
1500 m: 2:14.574
3000 m: 4:51:364

Jack Whelbourne (born 2 August 1991 in Nottingham) is a former British short track speed skater.


Whelbourne was born in 1991 in Nottingham and he learnt to skate at the age of six and within eight years he was representing his country.[1]

He competed in the short track events at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Great Britain.[2] He qualified for the semi finals of the 1500 m after a crash in his heat took out two of his competitors, allowing him to finish in the final qualifying position. However he was eliminated at the semi final stage.[3] He also took part in the 5000 m Relay team. He was a bronze medallist in the 2010 World Junior Championships and is a former European Junior champion.[4]

Whelbourne's coach is Nicky Gooch. Whelbourne was chosen to compete at three distances at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He was the first British athlete to make a 1500m final on 10 February but he collided with a dislodged rubber bollard and fell.[1] The 1500 metre final was won by Charles Hamelin.[5]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Sochi 2014: Jack Whelbourne falls in 1,500m short track final, Ollie Williams, BBC, 10 February 2014, retrieved 10 February 2014
  2. ^ "Olympic Record". Website of the British Olympic Association. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Korean Jung-Su Lee wins 1,500m short track title". BBC Sport. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Biography". Website of the British Olympic Association. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  5. ^ BBC2 Coverage, broadcast 10 February 2014

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