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heywoodu

Speed Skating ISU Single Distances World Championships 2017

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heywoodu    3,388

Tomorrow the world single distance championships in Gangneun (the Olympic track) will get underway :cheer:

 

Let's go De Jong and Zueva :wub:

 

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Let's go TJ Flowers ('bloemen' = 'flowers' in Dutch :p ) and Peter Michael :bowdown:

 

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dcro    2,857
18 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Let's go De Jong

 

 

Wait, what? You are actually cheering for a Dutch in speed skating? :yikes:

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heywoodu    3,388
Just now, dcro said:

 

Wait, what? You are actually cheering for a Dutch in speed skating? :yikes:

How can I not cheer for Antoinette? :hearts:

 

Wüst is ok, but nothing special if she wins, Kramer and Bergsma are both a bit...meh, not my kind of athletes :p 

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heywoodu    3,388

I seriously can't wait for the 10k, I hope Kramer and Bergsma will go head-to-head there as well so we'll see an epic battle :bones:

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dcro    2,857

Two medals for the Dutch in 3000m. :d That already puts them ahead of their Sochi 2014 count. :p

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heywoodu    3,388

Oh come on, you don't start a medal ceremony by giving the gold medal first...!! :facepalm:

 

Well, more like a coin ceremony. 

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heywoodu    3,388

Rumours are the medals have "3000m men" engraved on them :rofl:

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dcro    2,857
3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Oh come on, you don't start a medal ceremony by giving the gold medal first...!! :facepalm:

 

Well, more like a coin ceremony. 

 

That was the practice at most of the Olympics (as recently as 2000/2002). :evil:

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heywoodu    3,388
Just now, dcro said:

 

That was the practice at most of the Olympics (as recently as 2000/2002). :evil:

Yeah, and it's absolutely awful.

 

The reactions you get from people watching it are like this then:

 

Gold: :cheer::cheer:

 

Silver: :):)

 

Bronze: :) Cool for you but let's move on with the schedule

 

 

 

While in a normal order, you'd get this:

 

Bronze: :cheer::cheer:

 

Silver: :cheer::cheer::cheer:

 

Gold: :bowdown::cheer::cheer::cheer::bowdown:

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heywoodu    3,388

Ireen Wüst on Dutch TV right now: "I don't know if you can see it on the camera, but I think I've got Sven Kramer's medal....look, world champion, 5000m men" :d 

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dcro    2,857
3 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Yeah, and it's absolutely awful.

 

The reactions you get from people watching it are like this then:

 

Gold: :cheer::cheer:

 

Silver: :):)

 

Bronze: :) Cool for you but let's move on with the schedule

 

 

 

While in a normal order, you'd get this:

 

Bronze: :cheer::cheer:

 

Silver: :cheer::cheer::cheer:

 

Gold: :bowdown::cheer::cheer::cheer::bowdown:

 

To be honest, I get bored by medal ceremonies at big events, whatever the order is. :p

 

That's why for example I prefer the first few days of Athletics Worlds, because the last two days are just ceremony after ceremony. :p

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