International senior seasons: 3 (2010-2013)
In his third international season, Liam took part in four World Cups ... He won bronze medals in the 500 m and relay ... In his final World Cup season ranking, he was 14th in the 500 m and 1000 m, and 30th in the 1500 m ... At the domestic level, he was fifth overall at the fall World Cup selections in September and 10th at the Canadian Open Championships in January (didn’t skate final day due to injury) ... He was 16th overall in the final Canadian season ranking.
This was his second international senior season ... Competing in his first world championships in Shanghai, China, he was world champion with the relay team ... After competing in two of six World Cups, his season classifications were: 12th in the 500 m (2 races), 31st in the 1000 m (2 races) and season champion in the relay. He won his first individual medal, a silver in the 500 m, at World Cup #5 in Moscow. He also won a gold medal and silver in the relay ... At the Canadian Open Championships in Saguenay, Que., he placed fourth overall. He won a bronze medal in the 500 m, was sixth in the 1000 m, fourth in the 3000 m, and 13th in the 1500 m ... His final Canadian ranking was a career-high fourth.
500: 40.960, Sept. 17, 2010, Calgary
1000: 1:24.774, Sept. 18, 2010, Calgary
1500: 2:16.595, Sept. 18, 2010, Calgary
3000: 5:19.674, Jan. 15, 2012, Saguenay, Que.
Olympics: At the selections for the 2010 Games, he placed second in the 500 m, ninth in the 1000 m and seventh the 1500 m – ninth overall.
World Championships (1): Competed in his first championships in 2012. Was world champion in the relay.
World Cups (8): Won a silver and bronze individual medals … He also won two gold medals, three silver and one bronze in the relay … Won his first individual medal, a silver in the 500 m, at World Cup #5 in Moscow (Feb. 3-5, 2012) … Was season relay champion in 2011 and 2012 … His highest individual season classification is 12th in the 500 m in 2011-12 … His first event was World Cup #3 in Changchun, China (Oct. 29-31, 2010) when he competed in two 500 m races.
FISU Games (2): Won a silver medal in the relay in 2009 and was fifth in the 500 m … Won silver in the 500 m and the relay in 2011.
National competitions: In his last five Canadian Open Championships, he had his best overall ranking, third, in 2010. He won gold in the 500 m in 2010 and bronze in 2012, and bronze in the 1000 m in 2010.
He began speed skating when he was eight ... His interests include spending time with friends, reading, board games, music, video games and TV shows ... Studied psychology at the University of Calgary ... Also trained with the Medicine Hat Speed Skating Club.
|2012-13||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||Relay||Overall|
|WC-1||1st: 21; 2nd: 8|
|Fall Selections||4, 4||3, 9||9, 12||5|
|2011-12||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||Relay||Overall|
|2010-11||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||Relay||Overall|
|WC-3||1st: 7; 2nd: 4||1|
|2009-10||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||Relay||Overall|
|2008-09||500 m||1000 m||1500 m||3000 m||Relay||Overall|