Roberts bronze medal impresses British speed skating officials


Hamilton’s Haley Roberts was a bronze medalist at the recent British Speed Skating Championships.


Haley Roberts, far right, hopes to earn a spot on British speed skating team.

The 18-year-old Roberts placed third in the Junior Ladies division at the competition held in Dundee, Scotland. That success could prove advantageous for Roberts who has aspirations to compete internationally as a member of Great Britain’s national team.

When the British speed skating meet had finished, Roberts was invited to train with the national team until its squad trials in September.

Prior to going to Scotland, Roberts won the Ontario Provincial Short Track Speed Skating Championships in the Open Women’s division. She was named to Team Ontario but opted to pass on the North America and Canadian championship in favour of the British Championships.