Written by T Dobbin
The Olympics are over and it's time for things to get back to somewhat "normal" for Shane Dobbin after such a busy Winter of ice. Although the season isn't over yet with two weekends left on the race calendar. First is the weekend of the 13th and 14th of March with the World Cup Finale held in Heerenveen. And the second is the World All-Round Championships on the 19th, 20th and 21st of March also in Heerenveen.
It was a great experience for Shane to race and be in Vancouver. There were many great experiences he had including watching a hockey game (Russia v's Latvia) from a corporate box, as you can see the view was amazing!
Shane ended up finishing a respectable 17th in Vancouver in the 5,000m race, his one and only event and these games after unfortunately missing out on the qualification for the 10,000m in Hamar, Norway. Shane, always wanting to do better has set his focus over the next four years on making it to Sochi, Russia for the 22nd Olympic Games in 2014, as well as trying to give all he has over the next four years to finish his sporting career on the highest possible level.
After the final two events in Heereveen, Netherlands Shane is heading back to the Oceania region to train during the off-season before heading to a new training venue and city in the near future for the ice seasons to come.
Shane was very disappointed having to leave the inline team of Cado Motus this Summer but knew that if he didn't take a break and a change soon then he might not be mentally at his best on the sport he is now focused on. For Shanes full interview on the Cado Motus Pure Skating website go to: http://www.pureskatingnews.com/2010/03/shane-dobbins-olympic-review.html
Keep posted over the next few weeks with results and photos from the upcoming World Cup and World All-Round competitions.