Juegos y Medallas

Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Salt Lake City 2002
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Salt Lake City 2002
#14 Short Track Speed Skating 500 metres
#1
Short Track Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#10 Short Track Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#6 Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay
Nagano 1998
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Nagano 1998
#19 Short Track Speed Skating 500 metres
#21 Short Track Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#8 Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay
Lillehammer 1994
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Lillehammer 1994
#8 Short Track Speed Skating 500 metres
#24 Short Track Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#3
Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay
Albertville 1992
Juegos Resultados Deporte Evento
Albertville 1992
#DNS Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay

Steven BRADBURY

Australia
Patinaje de velocidad en pista corta
Altura
178 cm / 5'10''
Peso
80 kg / 176 libras
Fecha de nacimiento
14 oct. 1973 Camden, Australia
Género
Masculino

Número de medallas

2 Medallas olímpicas

Juegos Olímpicos

4 Juegos Olímpicos

Steven BRADBURY: biografía

Steven Bradbury was just seventeen years old when he was a member of Australia’s World Championship winning short-track relay team in Sydney in 1991 which was the first world title won by Australia in a major winter sport. He was part of the relay squad for the 1992 Games but did not skate in the semi-final as the Aussies crashed out of the event. Considered a medal contender in the individual events at Lillehammer he was hampered by crashing rivals in both events and did not reach a final although he was part of the Australian relay team that skated to their nation’s first ever Winter Games medal. Their Olympic bronze was matched at that year’s World Championships.

In 1995 Bradbury was involved in an accident at a meeting in Montreal where his thigh was slashed by another skater’s blade. He lost a large amount of blood as the blade sliced his quadricep muscles and required over a hundred stitches to the leg. Having recovered from the injury he regained his form and entered the 1998 Olympic Games with medal ambitions but failed to make it out of the heats. He broke two vertebra in his neck in a training accident in late 2000 and missed the 2000-01 season but returned the next season with the intention of competing at one last Winter Games.

The events of Salt Lake City are the stuff of Australian legend. Bradbury, by then considered in the twilight of his career, qualified simply enough from his heat but finished third in the quarter-final and would have been eliminated if Marc Gagnon of Canada had not been disqualified. In his semi-final he was in a poor position and due for elimination but a collision between skaters from Korea and Japan gave him the opportunity to win the race. What had taken place in the heats, unlikely as it was, paled in comparison with the final. In a five man final Bradbury was tailed off in last position throughout the race as the other four battled for the title. As they approached the last turn Li Jiajun and Apolo Anton Ohno clashed and in the resulting melee all four men found themselves sliding out of control towards the barriers. By the time Bradbury arrived the path was clear and he crossed the line to win the gold medal before anybody else could react. Bradbury also competed in three other events in Salt Lake City and reached the B final in the 1500m.

He retired after the Games and began a career as a motivational speaker and worked for Australian television as a commentator for the 2006 Winter Olympics. Bradbury published his autobiography aptly titled “Last Man Standing” in 2005 and since his success the phrase “Doing a Bradbury” has entered Australian vocabulary as the epitome of an unlikely success against all odds.

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