Jon Eley

Jon Eley (born 19 August 1984 in Solihull) is a British short track speed skater who competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics.[1] Eley finished fifth in the 500 metres in Torino,[2] and was a member of the British team that finished sixth in the 5000 metre relay in Vancouver.

Jon Eley
Jon Eley Moscow 2015.JPG
John Eley, 2015
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Men's short track speed skating
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Gangneung 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Montreal 5000 m relay
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Beijing Overall

Eley was part of the British 5,000m relay team that broke the world record in February 2011.[3]

On 6 February 2014 it was announced that Eley would be the flagbearer for the Great Britain team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[4]


  1. ^ "Vancouver 2010 Profile".
  2. ^ "Britain's John Eley falls short in speed skating". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Britain break short-track speed skating world record". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ Williams, Ollie (6 February 2014). "BBC Sport - Sochi 2014: Jon Eley to carry flag for GB at opening ceremony". Sport Winter Olympics. BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
Winter Olympics
Preceded by
Shelley Rudman
Flagbearer for   Great Britain
Sochi 2014
Succeeded by
Lizzie Yarnold