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heywoodu

Speed Skating ISU Single Distances World Championships 2017

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heywoodu    1,725

Brianne Tutt :CAN falling down in the team pursuit, a couple of meters before the finish while on their way to a very good time.. 

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By the way, painful finish of the "Alternative Eleven Cities Tour" in Austria some days ago...context: the "Eleven Cities Tour" is the Netherland's biggest and most prestigious speed skating race, skated over 200km between eleven cities in the north of the country on natural ice (so frozen lakes and rivers), meaning it only happens when the winter is cold enough. The last time was in 1997 and every winter when it's starting to get cold and lakes are starting to freeze, the media goes crazy with predictions about whether or not the race will be held this time :p 

 

Since it's so long ago, they have an 'alternative' race on an Austrian lake every year, which is sort of prestigious as well. One of the best marathon skaters, Elma de Vries, sprinted on her way to the win this time.....then this happened :facepalm:

 

 

 

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heywoodu    1,725

:NED gold in the women's team pursuit with a time that's only 0.06 seconds above the world record, this track and their wind machines are annoying :lol:

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heywoodu    1,725

That's it for Lee Seung-hoon's home hopes for gold in the mass start. Fell in the pursuit and it looks like he's gotten a blade of a skate in his leg. 

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heywoodu    1,725
4 minutes ago, dcro said:

Dutch barely trolled their way in front of New Zealand. :p

Yeah :cry:

 

So close!

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dcro    1,464

Medals for :NZL and :NOR:clap:

 

Name of the country obviously has to start with N to be on the podium. :evil:

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dcro    1,464
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Yeah :cry:

 

So close!

 

But after many championships Shane Dobbin finally gets a medal. :)

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heywoodu    1,725

Here we go, another four distances.

 

Women's 5000m: Sablikova going for her 9th consecutive gold, utterly incredibly. Probably Kleibeuker vs De Jong for silver.

 

Men's 1000m: Nuis could finally not choke when it matters and do what he should do today, which is win. Verbij is the big guy for silver, with a whole bunch of people like Davis, Lorentzen, De Haitre, Mantia etc close behind.

 

Women's 1000m: That should be Bergsma for the gold, with Leenstra, Zhang, Kodaira behind her.

 

Men's 10.000m: Promises to be one of the most awesome fights of the championships: Bloemen in pair 4 (WR-holder), Kramer in pair 5, Bergsma in pair 6...the suggestion of a world record is all over the media.

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heywoodu    1,725

Huge personal best 7:03 for Zueva :hearts:

 

This is going to go very, very fast later on. I'm predicting well under 6:50 for Sablikova :p 

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