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Short Track Speed Skating 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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phelps    300

by the way, Min Jeon Choi won all 3 individual disciplines, adding today the 1000m to yesterday's 500m and 1500m...

and of course she and her teammates won also the women's relay...

 

among the boys, Lim added another tally to the Korean gold medals list, but a least we had a different winner in the men's relay (only the second overall in the entire weekend): Canada, in fact, took the last event of the competition just ahead of China and Japan...

 

for Italy, good things have been shown by Arianna Fontana and in the women's relay (they were just unlucky in the semifinals, when, without the accident involving also the Dutch girls, they could have easily made the last 4)...

meanwhile the guys were an absolute disaster, with no one capable of going beyond round #2 individually and out in the heats in the relay...

 

overall, not good news for the sport of short track speedskating looking at the upcoming Olympics...we're probably going to see a Korea-only show in Gangneung...

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heywoodu    2,242
21 minutes ago, phelps said:

by the way, Min Jeon Choi won all 3 individual disciplines, adding today the 1000m to yesterday's 500m and 1500m...

and of course she and her teammates won also the women's relay...

 

among the boys, Lim added another tally to the Korean gold medals list, but a least we had a different winner in the men's relay (only the second overall in the entire weekend): Canada, in fact, took the last event of the competition just ahead of China and Japan...

 

for Italy, good things have been shown by Arianna Fontana and in the women's relay (they were just unlucky in the semifinals, when, without the accident involving also the Dutch girls, they could have easily made the last 4)...

meanwhile the guys were an absolute disaster, with no one capable of going beyond round #2 individually and out in the heats in the relay...

 

overall, not good news for the sport of short track speedskating looking at the upcoming Olympics...we're probably going to see a Korea-only show in Gangneung...

For now they have to to deliver under the insane home pressure. I bet most of their main rivals are barely even close to top shape yet this early.

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phelps    300
6 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

For now they have to to deliver under the insane home pressure. I bet most of their main rivals are barely even close to top shape yet this early.

 

I hope so...

but I also fear what could be in 4 and a half months time...

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heywoodu    2,242

Suzanne Schulting collected 4 penalties last week and now on day 1 in Dordrecht she already has had her first one again.. 

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phelps    300

in Dordrecht, very good day 1 for the Italian women (not only the usual suspect Arianna Fontana)...

and once again very bad, actually oscene day at the officie for the boys...

however, today it's the key day...the relay heats are in fact the main goal for us (and not only for us)...

another fail by the boys would mean a pretty sure elimination from the Olympic race as a full team...

meanwhile another top 8 for the girls would be very important to consolidate our position in the Olympic ranking for the women's relay...:fingers:

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Gianlu33    672

Choi won again! She is really on fire this season.. 

Good results for our in women's 500m, Arianna Fontana and Martina Valcepina are in semifinals :cheer: 

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Gianlu33    672

:ISR Vladislav Bykanov qualified for the semifinals in men's 500m :clap: I hope that he will go at the Olympics :fingers: 

 

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heywoodu    2,242

Bad, bad fall for Breeuwsma in the 500, straight with his neck into the boarding. Luckily he seems to be somewhat ok. 

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Gianlu33    672

Amazing bronze for Martina Valcepina :bowdown: Second podium of the team whit 2 different athletes in women's 500m for us

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dcro    1,989

Korea :lol:

 

They almost fell in the relay, but still managed to catch Russians who were in the second place. But then another Korean mistake as their skaters tangeled during exchange. Unluckily, during both of those mistakes they really screwed Chinese relay too. :p

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dcro    1,989

Dutch skater falls completely on her own and yet gets a pass for the next round. :rolleyes:

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