Skjellerup began speed skating at the age of 10 in christchurch after an injury from roller blading forced him to stop playing rugby union for a season. His brother introduced him to speed skating to keep him active. Blake quickly took to the sport and began spending as much time as he could in skates. Olympic speed skater anastasia bucsis so proud to be gay open this photo in gallery speed skater anastasia bucsis trains at the olympic oval in calgary on sept. Apolo anton ohno is a retired american short track speed skater who holds the record for most medal won by u. His parents were yuki ohno and jerrie lee but he was raised by his father. The speed skater celebrates after winning a 1,500-meter skate. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano. After winning the gold medal in the womens speed skating 3000 m at the adler arena. Theres a reason skaters tiptoe around issue of gay rights and their own orientation. Olympic speed skater turned broadcaster anastasia bucsis sat down with our donnovan bennett in torontos gay village to discuss how she thinks we can grow. A south korean speed skater lee sang hwa is catching fire on social media. Theyre claiming that the asian athlete has more curves than were used to seeing. Seoul native lee sang-hwa was the first asian woman to win an olympic gold in speed skating. Com knows this, so we carry female roller skates in a variety of styles from top brands like riedell and roces.