Blake Skjellerup
Bullying Survivor
Male | Calgary, AB   Canada
Bullied for speed skating
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Strand14
7/30/13 11:18 AM
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Blake Skjellerup is a short track speed skater who competed for New Zealand at the 2010 Winter Olympics; finishing sixteenth.Skjellerup began speed skating at the age of 10 after an injury from rugby union provided him with the opportunity to try speed skating. After a few lessons Skjellerup took to the sport and has won five national titles and broken numerous national records throughout his speed skating career. He is currently working towards being at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Skjellerup lives and trains in Calgary, Canada.

Out Olympic athlete Blake Skjellerup covers the new of GT magazine, in which he talks about being bullied for speed skating, the difficulties of competing without sufficient sponsors and being out in Russia.
Skjellerup explains that he was “bullied from an early age because of my sport.” Yet, it made him stronger.

“But none of it made me feel like quitting. Quite the opposite, it gave me huge inspiration to continue.”

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Posted By: SpicyRita | 7/31/13 11:57 AM
Obviously you have never tried to ice skate if you bully him because ice skating is so hard and if you are as good as he is you have to respect that
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Name: Blake Skjellerup
Age: 37
Country: Canada
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