O'Shea adds another national championship

Just one day after her first-ever Australian national championship in the elite women's cross country, Victoria's Katherine O'Shea added a second title in the elite women's short track.

Buoyed by yesterday's emotional win, O'Shea attacked at the five-minute mark of the race and never looked back as she bested silver medalist Jenny Fay by 21 seconds and bronze medalist Rowena Fry by 40 seconds.

After the loss of her mother and just "riding to cope" in 2010, O'Shea attributes her newly found form to training hard, a tough gym program and a renewed enthusiasm and focus.

"It's an amazing feeling, I couldn't have imagined this, this time last year. I am just so thrilled to be here and to be racing and back starting to get some form," O'Shea said.

"I have a real purpose and a point to prove. After losing my mum last year, I really wanted to make sure I could do it in front of my dad and have him enjoy it with me because I really miss mum being around to see it but I am pretty sure she is looking over me."

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Full Results
1Katherine O'Shea (Torq Nutrition)0:19:01
2Jenny Fay0:00:21
3Rowena Fry (Avanti, Adidas Eyewear, Tis)0:00:40
4Jenni King (Torq Australia Croydon Cycleworks)0:00:50
5Rebecca Henderson (Crowne Plaza Canberra, Onya Bike Belconnen & Civic)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Gracie ElvinRow 5 - Cell 2
7Kylie Webb (Lonsdale St Cyclery Canberra)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Nicole KeilyRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rochelle KellyRow 8 - Cell 2
DNFHeather LogieRow 9 - Cell 2
DNFAnna BeckRow 10 - Cell 2

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