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Speed Skating 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    2,239

Roman Krech finishes 11th and Kulizhnikov wins. We're back to normal :p 

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dcro    1,986
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

And realistically speaking, a repeat of Sochi is of course extremely unlikely :p 

 

I don't think that  anyone expected Netherlands to do so well in Sochi so... I don't see how it is extremely unlikely now. :p

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heywoodu    2,239
2 minutes ago, dareza said:

Mika Poutala is good. He always was good or?

 

He has been very good for a very long time, with ups and downs in between :p 

 

Sort of like a B-version of Pekka Koskela, who was sometimes amazing (like all of a sudden breaking the 1000m WR when nobody was even paying real attention), and in other times just didn't seem interested and finished like 15th. 

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heywoodu    2,239
1 minute ago, dcro said:

 

I don't think that  anyone expected Netherlands to do so well in Sochi so... I don't see how it is extremely unlikely now. :p

 

The chance of winning that medals in Sochi was like 1%...the fact that it actually happened doesn't mean that this time it is much more likely :d 

 

 

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dcro    1,986
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

He has been very good for a very long time, with ups and downs in between :p 

 

Sort of like a B-version of Pekka Koskela, who was sometimes amazing (like all of a sudden breaking the 1000m WR when nobody was even paying real attention), and in other times just didn't seem interested and finished like 15th. 

 

Pekka is skating in B divisions here. :facepalm:Well, at least Mika has been consistent in the last season or two.

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dcro    1,986
4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

The chance of winning that medals in Sochi was like 1%...the fact that it actually happened doesn't mean that this time it is much more likely :d 

 

 

 

Well, if Dutch team functions anything like British track cycling team the chances are 100% :evil:

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heywoodu    2,239
2 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Well, if Dutch team functions anything like British track cycling team the chances are 100% :evil:

 

I wish there was a bookmaker offering odds for "Will the Netherlands equal their number of speed skating medals from Sochi 2014?", I would bet €100 on "No" if the odds are ok :p 

 

(Although the odds would be more like 1.02 I think :d )

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heywoodu    2,239

By the way, 2nd place for young Chinese Tingyu Gao in the men's 500m...34,99 on this crappy ice in his A-group debut, that is freaking impressive :yikes:

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heywoodu    2,239

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Peter Michael is closing in, if he keeps this up, he is going to be a very serious medal threat in Pyeongchang :cheer:

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hckosice    1,314
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

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Peter Michael is closing in, if he keeps this up, he is going to be a very serious medal threat in Pyeongchang :cheer:

 

I immagine Patrick Roest result must be a embarassing disaster :d

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heywoodu    2,239
2 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

I immagine Patrick Roest result must be a embarassing disaster :d

Kick him out of the World Cup team :d 

 

Zero Norwegians in the A-division by the way, I miss the good old times with Eskil Ervik, Lasse Sætre and Øystein "the scythe" Grødum :( 

 

 

 

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