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Charlotte Gilmartin

Charlotte Gilmartin
By Eurosport

30/10/2017 at 13:21Updated 30/10/2017 at 14:22

Charlotte Gilmartin does not have the profile of team-mate and close friend Elise Christie, but she looks to have an outside chance of a medal in PyeongChang.

  • Name - Charlotte Gilmartin
  • Date of Birth - 03/07/1990
  • Place of Birth - Redditch, UK
  • Sport/Discipline - Speed Skating (Short Track)
  • Honours - European Championships: Gold x1, Silver x1, Bronze x1

Christie may be the star of Team GB's short track operation but Gilmartin has seen it all with her friend and former housemate.

She was by Christie's side in Sochi four years ago as the Scot's medal dreams died in such public fashion, and supported her through the emotional turmoil which followed. But now she is aiming to make headlines of her own.

Gilmartin, spotted as a skating talent at the age of 11 at a friend's birthday party, won a gold and silver at the European Championships in 2016 and then in 2017, won back-to-back World Cup bronzes, in the 1500m in Dresden and the 1000m in Minsk.

She reached the quarter-finals of the 500m in Sochi, only making the heats of the 1500m, but harbours real hope of reaching an A final in PyeongChang - and springing a surprise from there.

She told Eurosport in the summer of 2017:

" I am looking to reach that medal, and I think it is not completely out of my grasp, so I am excited to make it happen."