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Oscar Skidmore

Name Oscar Skidmore  
Age 14 ( at time of publishing 2021 )
Home Town Melbourne, Australia
Lives Greensborough, Melbourne
Years Skating  7 years 

How did you get into skating?  I started going to general sessions at Skaterz in Eltham when i was about 4 and really liked doing the fast skates. 

What do you love most about skating? Being able to race with my friends and competing in competitions in other states.

What made you choose speed skating as your chosen sport? I really like skating and wanted to learn more, and be part of Inline Speed and have been training and racing ever since.

Speed skating takes a lot of dedication for training, what keeps you motivated? Training is the time to work on my technique and endurance, and it also mentally prepares me which all helps when i compete in racing.

Do you have a favourite race in particular, like a favourite distance or particular event you enjoy the most? I really like doing long distance outdoor races. A couple of my favourites are the 5km elimination or the marathon.

Some racing achievements: I have competed in 3 Nationals and 1 Oceania's.

Best Results: In my first Oceania's competition i won the award for Overall Cadet Boys Champion.

Goals for the future: To continue racing at my best and compete further at an international level and be selected for World's.

Other Hobbies: BMX riding, Dirt bike riding, Skateboarding and Boogie Boarding