Jordan Belchos has come and gone a long way since his roller speed skating competitive days.
Belchos, a former roller speed skating who represented Canada at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships and at the Pan American Championships, participated in 2005’s ‘Own The Podium’. The program’s aim was to recruit top talented athletes from other sports into Olympic winter sports. The ultimate aim was for the athletes to stepping onto the podium at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Belchos was one of a number of inline/ roller speed skaters who were selected to be tested and trained. Ultimately, only a few skaters from the roller/ inline speed skating crop remained in the program, including Jordan Belchos, Andrew Godbout, Meaghan Buisson, and Dean Arndt.
Jordan Belchos has been representing Canada on the long track speed skating circuit for a few years now, including in World Cup competitions. This weekend, he competed in the Netherlands and last weekend in Germany.
Jordan Belchos skates his 5000-meter race in the World Cup #2 in Heerenveen, Netherlands- photo from DESGphoto