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Julian Macaraeg

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Julian Kyle Silvero Macaraeg
Personal information
Born (2003-05-15) May 15, 2003 (age 17)
New York, New York
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
🏡 Home townElmhurst, New York
CountryUnited States
SportShort track speed skating
Event(s)500 m
1000 m
1500 m
Turned pro2018
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games

Julian Kyle Silverio Macaraeg (born May 15, 2003) is a Filipino-American short-track speed skater who competed in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne.

Early life[edit]

Macaraeg, whose parents immigrated to the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, began skating at the age of three. He played hockey at the age of 5 and then switched to speed skating when he was 6 or 7 years old.[1]


Macaraeg first joined the Philippine National Short Track Team in 2018[2], and first raced in the ISU World Cup Short Track series that year.[3] He achieved an overall world rank of #137 for the 2019-2020 season.[4]

Macaraeg was one of two Filipino athletes to be selected to attend the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics, and in doing so became the first Filipino short track speed skater to compete at the Youth Olympics.[5][6] In the 500m, Macaraeg won his qualifying heat, moving him on to the quarterfinals, however he did not advance in the 1000m, and his Mixed-NOC relay made it to the B Final.[7]

Macaraeg was also featured by the Olympic Channel, in a video highlighting him as the first Filipino short-track speed skater at the Youth Olympics.[8]


  1. Go, Beatrice. "PH speed skater Julian Macaraeg eyes first Winter Olympics medal". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. "National Team". Philippine Skating Union. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  3. "ST - Person Bio". isu.html.infostradasports.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  4. "Short Track Speed Skating - Rankings". shorttrack.sportresult.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  5. "PH sends 2 bets to winter games". Manila Standard. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  6. Villar, Joey. "Macaraeg first Pinoy to compete in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics". philstar.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  7. "Philippines' Julian Macaraeg is another step closer to the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic gold". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  8. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.

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