This is the final season as a short tracker for Jorien ter Mors. 27-year-old athlete from Enschede, the Netherlands hopes to get to the Dutch national team and grab a medal in the relay event at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
After the Olympics she will concentrate on the long track, announced the Dutch athlete, on Monday in Thialf.
In addition to the short track events, she vies for a medal in 1000 and 1500m in long track in South Korea as well. These are feasible projects, viewing that she clinched the gold in 1500m with an Olympic Record time at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
The athlete coached by Mr Jeroen Otter does her best to be able to combine short track and long track. Ter Mors enters two Olympic Qualifier World Cup tournaments in short track this season: the Budapest leg at the end of September, and the Dordrecht one at the beginning of October.
“I hope that after these competitions Team Netherlands will be ranked at a position which will allow me to skip the third and fourth events of the World Cup series. In case of being unsuccessful at the European events, I will certainly compete at one of the two World Cup legs to be staged in Asia. I’ll definitely have to do so, as in any other cases there’ll be no business for me at the Olympics.”
At the finals of the Short Track World Championships held in Rotterdam in March, the Dutch team missed out on the podium, due to ter Mors’ slip. “If we had earned the gold at that event, I might have retired from short track earlier, but I couldn’t quit the scene in those circumstances.”- said the versatile athlete.