Today was the first of a two day international short track speed skating competition in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The Holland Invitation Cup is the last competition in preparation for the World Cup Series and sees skaters from 12 nations compete against one another in a variety of distances.
Saturday 10th October commenced with ladies and men 1500M. With tough competition from the host nation, Holland, Charlotte led the way for Team GB and found herself in the finals racing against skaters from Hungary, Germany and the Netherlands. She came 1st in her group and 4th overall in the distance.
The competition will pick up where it left off tomorrow, Sunday 11th October, starting with the ladies and men 500M quarter finals, followed by the 1000M and relay.
We would like to wish Billy Simms, Richard Shoebridge, Murray Cochrane, Farrell Treacy, Paul Stanley, Charlotte Gilmartin, Jennifer Pickering and Elise Christie the very best of luck in day two.
Click here to view full results from day one of the Holland Invitation Cup.
For updates on the team’s progress throughout the season please follow @GB_ShortTrack on Twitter and ‘GB Short Track’ on Facebook.
10th October 2015