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NameMatt Walter Szostakiwskyj
ContingentTeam Alberta
HometownCalgary, Alberta
SportSpeed Skating Short Track



500 m Male
Final position: 15
Final DMonday, February 26, 200717:30Canada Games Centre
1000 m Male
Final position: 6
Final BWednesday, February 28, 200717:00Canada Games Centre
1500 m Male
Final position: 15
Final CSunday, February 25, 200715:00Canada Games Centre
3000 m Male
Final position: 12
Final BThursday, March 01, 200715:15Canada Games Centre



Height (ft, inches)5,10
Weight (lb)145
Language(s) spokenEnglish, French
Years I have participated in my sport
Club or School TeamOlympic Oval Program
CoachJon Cavar, Yvon Deblois
Position/Event/SportShort Track Speed Skating
Other recent athletic or artistic accomplishments
5th - Western Qualifier for Senior Trials
17th - Junior Team Trials
Games or championships that I have participated in
Year Full name of competition/sport/event Placing
2006 Alberta Winter Games 3rd
2004 Alberta Winter Games 3rd
My goals for the 2007 Canada Winter Games
At the 2007 Canada Games, I want to place in the top ten for the individual overall competition. I want to make top 6 in the 1000m and 500m distances. I also want to get a medal in the team relay.
My personal role model
My personal role model is Michael Gilday. He is a short track speed skater on the National Team and has competed in the fall world cups in 2006. He trains with the Oval Program in Calgary. He is my role model because he never gives up, be it in training or in competition. Besides sport, he is focused in school, and attends classes at the University of Calgary.
Other information that could be of interest to the media
- Currently attending National Sport School
- I play bass guitar in a band, we have recorded an album