Jordan Belchos

Biographie

Jordan Belchos competed in his first major multi-sport competition at TORONTO 2015. His bronze in the 10,000m points race is Canada’s first Pan American Games medal in roller speed skating. Jordan returned to roller skating after spending most of the previous decade on the ice. During its first year of speed skating long track, he participated in the World Junior Championships of the 2007 ISU where he finished in 13 th  place overall. He made his ISU World Cup debut in November 2008 and went on to become one of Canada’s top long distance skaters (5,000m and 10,000m).

He has taken part in five World Single Distance Championships (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017) as well as two World All-Round Championships (2012, 2014). He concluded the 2012-2013 World Cup season in 3 rd rank in the overall standings of the mass start 20 laps, and he won two medals in the team pursuit at the World Single Distance Championships, silver in 2015 and bronze in 2016. At the stop Calgary of the World Cup in November 2015, Jordan won his first medal on the tour: the gold in the team pursuit. The following season he won a silver medal at the same event in Astana. Then, in December 2017, in Salt Lake City, he added a team pursuit gold medal to his crop. With the second fastest time of all time over 10,000m in Canada, Jordan came close to qualifying for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games over that distance. He was then recovering from a concussion and finished only 0.06 seconds from a qualifying. His resilience was put to the test again when he broke his knee while skating on short track in July 2014. However, he recovered from this bad adventure, motivated and ready to do anything to achieve excellence. . He finished at 5th  place in the 10,000m at the World Single Distance Championships in 2016, his best career individual result. Jordan took part in his first Games to PyeongChang 2018 where he finished in 5 th  place of 10 000 meters.

About Jordan

Getting into the Sport: Started inline skating at age 9, and competed at the World Championships in 2004 and 2005. He started long track speed skating at age 16 when ‘he was recruited as part of a Own the Podium program. Beyond speed skating:He is studying urban planning at the University of Calgary with the hope of becoming an industrial designer, architect or town planner. He enjoys watching the Toronto Blue Jays in the summer and the Maple Leafs in the winter. His role models are Terry Fox and Doug Gilmour. His collection of travel memorabilia includes a cow bell from Bavaria, miniature wooden skates from the Netherlands, a beer mug from Germany and a Viking bowl from Norway. His watchword: life is 10% unforeseen and 90% of your reaction to them.

Faits saillants olympiques

Jeux Sport Épreuve Rang
PyeongChang 2018Patinage de vitesse - longue piste10 000 m - hommes5
PyeongChang 2018Patinage de vitesse - longue pistePoursuite par équipes - hommes7

Palmarès international

Olympic Winter Games: 2018 - 5 th (10,000m), 7 th (team pursuit)

ISU World Single Distance Championships: 2017 - 8 th (5,000m), 6 th (10,000m), 19 th (mass start), 4 th (team pursuit); 2016-11 e (5000 m), 5 e (10 000 m), 10 th (mass start), Bronze (team pursuit); 2015 - 11 th (10,000 m), SILVER (team pursuit); 2013 - 17 e (5000 m), 11 th  (10,000 m), 7 e (team pursuit); 2012 - 13 th (5,000m), 13th (10,000m)

World Championships all events of the ISU: 2014 - 22 th (general classification); 2012 - 20 th  (general classification)