Openly gay Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has taken to YouTube to give fans and supporters an update of his training and recent competition performance at the World Championships in Shanghai.

He also spoke about his recent move to Melbourne from Canada, where he’ll continue his training in the lead up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

The New Zealand athlete was officially announced as one of the newest Gay Games ambassadors at the Federation of Gay Games Sydney dinner last year.

Watch his video message below:

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