UCB Speedskating’s Benjamin Oh

The University of Pennsylvania highlighted UCB skater Benjamin Oh and his achievements in short track speedskating.

For Benjamin Oh, there wasn’t a single moment when he realized that speed skating was something he wanted to pursue seriously. But, as he started improving, he loved the adrenaline rush that came with achieving faster and faster speeds.

The University of Pennsylvania sophomore grew up ice skating and playing ice hockey. He always thought that speed skating was a cool sport, and after watching the 2010 Winter Olympics, he decided to try it.

Now he is a nationally ranked competitive short-track speed skater. There are two forms of speed skating, short track and long track. Short track takes place on an Olympic-sized hockey rink with a 111-meter track. Long track is on a special 400-meter track. He chose short track for its accessibility and fast pace.

– See more at: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v62/n17/benjamin-oh-skater.html#sthash.xS1jUohD.dpuf

 

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