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Speed Skating 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    1,622

2 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

yes 3 countries from 3 continents :d

To move the discussion about normal speed skating away from the short track thread.. :p

 

- Canada

- United States

 

- Netherlands

- Germany

- Norway

- Finland

- Belgium

- Austria

- Russia

- Czech Republic

- Poland

 

- China

- South Korea

- Japan

 

- Australia

- New Zealand

 

That's 16 countries from 4 continents who have at least a decent medal chance in speed skating ;)

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heywoodu    1,622

And if Pedro Causil continues his brilliant move to speed skating, we might add Colombia and so a 5th continent to it as well very soon :d 

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Dragon    130
3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

 

To move the discussion about normal speed skating away from the short track thread.. :p

 

- Canada

- United States

 

- Netherlands

- Germany

- Norway

- Finland

- Belgium

- Austria

- Russia

- Czech Republic

- Poland

 

- China

- South Korea

- Japan

 

- Australia

- New Zealand

 

That's 16 countries from 4 continents who have at least a decent medal chance in speed skating ;)

Is that longtrack and shorttrack combined?

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heywoodu    1,622
Just now, Dragon said:

Is that longtrack and shorttrack combined?

Longtrack only :)

 

Otherwise I would never forget Great Britain of course :p 

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Dragon    130
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

Longtrack only :)

 

Otherwise I would never forget Great Britain of course :p 

I'll be very clever and say Senegal might have a medal chance in longtrack....

Can you work out why?

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hckosice    1,003
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

 

To move the discussion about normal speed skating away from the short track thread.. :p

 

- Canada

- United States

 

- Netherlands

- Germany

- Norway

- Finland

- Belgium

- Austria

- Russia

- Czech Republic

- Poland

 

- China

- South Korea

- Japan

 

- Australia

- New Zealand

 

That's 16 countries from 4 continents who have at least a decent medal chance in speed skating ;)

 

sure, but still it depend on what you exactly means about decent chance...:d because apart Netherlands...there not so much to grab :whistle:

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heywoodu    1,622
2 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

sure, but still it depend on what you exactly means about decent chance...:d because apart Netherlands...there not so much to grab :whistle:

The Netherlands dominated Olympic speed skating like that exactly once, in Sochi. It would be a miracle if that happens again in 2018, it's just not realistic to expect anything close to Sochi (when literally everything fell exactly in place). Even in the most Dutch of all distances, the 10k, the best guy in the world right now is Canadian ;) (although he used to represent the Netherlands)

 

And a decent medal chance means that a medal is at least realistically possible, let's say at least 15-20% chance. Peter Michael normally won't medal for New Zealand, but his incredibly impressive debut season shows that he definitely does have more than just a very small chance :)

 

 

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heywoodu    1,622
5 minutes ago, Dragon said:

I'll be very clever and say Senegal might have a medal chance in longtrack....

Can you work out why?

I doubt Daidai Ntab will represent Senegal if he keeps closing in on the Dutch sprinting top, but if he can't quite get there...who knows, it would be just brilliant :d 

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Dragon    130
2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I doubt Daidai Ntab will represent Senegal if he keeps closing in on the Dutch sprinting top, but if he can't quite get there...who knows, it would be just brilliant :d 

:d

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heywoodu    1,622

The season is finally getting underway for real :woohoo::woohoo:

 

World Cup in Harbin, China, started earlier today with the B-division in three distances. Starting in 2 minutes, these three distances will have the A-divisions (the real deal): women's 500m, men's 5000m (let's go Peter Michael :woohoo:), women's 3000m. 

 

In case anyone is interested, Dutch public TV shows all A-divisions live here (don't know if it works outside NED) :p

http://nos.nl/livestream/2141922-schaatsen-wb-harbin.html

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