Skate Australia Speed has sent an Australian team to Korea to participate in the Korean Open.
Keep checking in for updates by the Team Manager, Peter Garriga!
The Australian Speed Team has arrived in Namwon Korea to compete at the 2014 Korea Open and the six members (Sam Evans, Liam Garriga, Dan Harris, Sandra Lorincz, Harry Stogdale, Jaiden Lanigan) and Team Manager (Peter Garriga) are settling in well. The hospitality and friendliness of Koreans is amazing!
We are situated in a hotel about a kilometre from the Track and have easy access to the Lotte Mart across the road which provides food, supplies and cash!
The team has had three training sessions on the Banked Track venue so far and are adapting well, although still a bit tired from the travel. Racing commences on Saturday and runs for three days on the Banked Track before moving onto Road - each team member has three events in each competition. The competition is world class standard and will be extremely challenging for all.
Harry Stogdale had a great performance in the Junior Men's Track 10K Points/Elim race by finishing first over the line but 5th on points - against about 50 competitors - great performance!