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Short Track Speed Skating 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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intoronto    293

Just saw the entry lists for the first world cup and looks like Ireland will be entering two athletes (both are transfers from Canada). Is this the first ever world cup for Ireland?

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OlympicIRL    838
4 hours ago, intoronto said:

Just saw the entry lists for the first world cup and looks like Ireland will be entering two athletes (both are transfers from Canada). Is this the first ever world cup for Ireland?

 

Yes, we didn't have a speed skating team until this year thanks to the McAnuff brothers.

 

http://www.sherbrookerecord.com/content/mcanuff-brothers-bringing-skating-ireland

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intoronto    293
On 11/3/2016 at 04:48, OlympicIRL said:

 

Yes, we didn't have a speed skating team until this year thanks to the McAnuff brothers.

 

http://www.sherbrookerecord.com/content/mcanuff-brothers-bringing-skating-ireland


They both had a successful debut, but it will take a bit more work to qualify for 2018. Good luck too them!

 

Also I gotta say this has to be the most developed winter sport (in terms of competitive countries). Literally 10-12 countries could win medals on a given day.


 

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heywoodu    2,237
6 hours ago, intoronto said:


They both had a successful debut, but it will take a bit more work to qualify for 2018. Good luck too them!

 

Also I gotta say this has to be the most developed winter sport (in terms of competitive countries). Literally 10-12 countries could win medals on a given day.


 

 

It's fun how people here in the Netherlands always complain how speed skating (albeit the traditional 400m track version) is so one-sided, when it's one of the few winter sports where 3 medalling continents is a very normal situation and with some luck there can even be 4. 

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hckosice    1,313
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

 

It's fun how people here in the Netherlands always complain how speed skating (albeit the traditional 400m track version) is so one-sided, when it's one of the few winter sports where 3 medalling continents is a very normal situation and with some luck there can even be 4. 

 

yes 3 countries from 3 continents :d

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OlympicIRL    838
25 minutes ago, Dragon said:

I notice there's also an Irish junior longtrack skater competing this season.

 

I had no idea. You know his name or his background?

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heywoodu    2,237

Nine time European champion (and triple WCH medalist) Jorien ter Mors has finally made the decision to focus fully on long track speed skating. Although short track is her biggest love, she knows in long track she has much more potential (she already won a gold medal there in Sochi - apart from the team pursuit gold). "It's like ending a 12-year long relationship, where you still love someone, but the right feeling just isn't there anymore" were here words :p 

 

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