Donnelly, Ben

Person type: 
National Team
NextGen Status
Track type: 
Long
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, August 22, 1996
Hometown: 
Oshawa, ON
Coach: 
Todd McClements
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary

Personal bests
500m: 35.87, March 19, 2016, Calgary
1000m: 1.09.69, November 26, 2016, Calgary
1500m: 1.45.68, March 20, 2016, Calgary
3000m: 3.45,45, September 25, 2015, Calgary
5000m: 6:28.30, November 13, 2015, Calgary

Facts: 

2015-2016
-Took part in his first-ever World Allround Championships

2015-2016
-Named Long Track Rising Star of the Year by Speed Skating Canada
-Crowned World Junior Champion with his two gold medals, two silver and one bronze medals
-Won a bronze medal in team pursuit at his first-ever World Single Distance Championships
-Won his first World Cup medal (gold in men's team pursuit) at his first-ever World Cup (#1) in Calgary
-Broke the 1500m Canadian Junior record with a time of 1:45.68, March 20, 2016
-Broke the 3000m Canadian Junior record with a time of 3:45.45, September 25, 2015

2014-2015
-Competed in the 2015 World Junior Championships where he finished 10th overall (4th in Team Pursuit, 9th in Mass Start, 11th in the 5000m, 14th in the 1500m, 27th in the 500m and 29th in the 1000m)

Results: 
2016-2017500m1000m1500m5000m /
10,000m /
Long distance
Mass Start
Team Pursuit
World Cup Rankings     5
World Allround Championships, Hamar (NOR) (overall: 17)13
(36,75)
 17
(1:48.52)
5000m:
13
(6:31,71)
  
World Single Distance Championships, Gangneung (KOR)  24
(DQ)
  4
(3:41.68)
Canadian Single Distance Championships13 (1)
(36.31)
12
(1:10.14)
2
(1:46.46)
5000m
4
(6:34.87)
  
Fall World Cup Selections12 (1)
(36.11)
11
(1:10.38)
5
(1:47.18)
5000m: 3
(6:30.01)
  
2015-2016500m1000m1500m5000m /
10 000m /
Long Distance
Mass StartTeam Pursuit
National Ranking343025000m/10,000m:
3
  
World Cup Ranking  345000m:
45
  
Canada Cup #412 (2)
(35.87)
15 (2)
(1:10.62)
3
(1:45.68)
5000m:
3
(6:29.98)
  
World Junior Championships (Overall: 1)13
(36,72)
GOLD
(1:10.85)
SILVER
(1:48,56)
5000m:
GOLD
(6:33.84)
BRONZESILVER
(3:58.29)
World Single Distance Championships     BRONZE
(3:43.28)
World Cup #5 - Stavanger  4 (B)
(1:48.35)
5000m (B)
9
(6:33.59)
  
Canadian Single Distance Championships 8
(1:09.81)
3
(1:46.96)
5000m
2 (6:31.10)
  
Canada Cup #25 (1)
(36.50)
     
World Cup #2 - Salt Lake City  12 (B)
(1:46.66)
   
World Cup #1 - Calgary  24 (B)
(1:48.23)

5000m (B):
13(6:28.30)

 GOLD
(3:39.32)
Fall World Cup Selections  1
(1:47.30)
5000m:
3
(6:35.80)
  
2014-2015500m1000m1500m5000m /
Long Distance
Mass StartTeam Pursuit
Final Ranking: National281985000m: 713 
Canada Cup #4/Oval Finale

45 (1)
(37.12)

47 (2)
(36.98)

28 (2)
(1:10.98)
9
(1:48.20)

5000m:
6
(6:36.23)

Long Distance:
7
(8:30.43)

  
World Junior Championships
(Overall: 10)
27
(38.40)
29
(1:16.39)
14
(1:56.99)
5000m:
11
(7:09.12)
94
(4:08.86 )
Canadian Junior Championships
(Overall: 1)
5
(38.90)
1
(1:16.68)
1
(1:57.11)
5000m:
1
(7:15.61)
  
Canadian Single Distance Championships20 (1)
(37.32)

13 (1)
(1:12.00)

12 (2)
(1:10.87)

8
(1:49.11)

5000m:
7
(6:41.77)

Long Distance:
1
(8:06.49)

  
Canada Cup #1

13 (1)
(38.10)

14 (2)
(37.92)

7
(1:13.34)
1
(1:51.87)
5000m:
1
(6:43.17)
  
CanAm7
(36.41)
     
Fall World Cups Trials 17
(1:11.57)
10
(1:49.11)

5000m:
7
(6:40.10)

Long Distance:
17
(8:06.13)