Short track speed skater Talya, 19, started her a career as a figure skater and competed in the sport for ten years before discovering her talent for short track. Her best result so far is fifth in the British Championships and she is looking forward to next season’s international competitions. Talya likes maths, chemistry and all the sciences and has always known she would choose to do Chemical Engineering at university. She doesn’t get a lot of free time with training and uni, but when she does, like many students she likes to catch up on sleep.