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Speed Skating 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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dcro    965

Like seriously, WTF is going on with the Japanese women's team? They have won every event here so far. Ridiculous.

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heywoodu    1,109

1.07.97 for Kulizhnikov, what the hell!!! :yikes:

 

 

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heywoodu    1,109
19 minutes ago, dcro said:

Like seriously, WTF is going on with the Japanese women's team? They have won every event here so far. Ridiculous.

 

The Americans don't care about these competitions yet, the Dutch are focussed on the OQT and the Japanese women have been getting better for quite a while already. 1+1+1 = 3 :p 

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Nate River    4

This is what the quota situation looks like after the first of four world cups, excluding the time ranking which ads 16 places for the 500m/1000m/1500m, 8 places for the 3000/5000m, 4 places for the 5000/10000m and 2 places for the team pursuit.

 

Max number of athletes is 3 per event for the 500m, 1000m, 1500m and the 3000/5000m while it's 2 per event for the 5000/10000m and the mass start. A country can have up to ten skaters if they qualify in every event, otherwise the limit is eight.

 

Women:

 

  500m 1000m 1500m 3000m 5000m MS TP Max
:AUT  1 1       2   4
:BLR            1   1
:CAN  3 2 3 2 1 2 X 10
:CHN  2 1       2   5
:CZE 1 1 2 1 1 2   8

:DEN 

          1   1
:GER      1 2   1 X 4
:ITA            2   2
:JPN  3 3 3 3 2 2 X 10
:KAZ  1 1           2
:KOR  3 1       1 X 5
:NED  1 3 3 3 2 2 X 10
:NOR  1 1 1         3
:POL    1 1     1 X 3
:RUS  2 2 3 3 2 1   8
:SUI            1   1
:TPE    1           1
:GBR            1   1
:USA  2 2 3 2   2   8

 

Men:

 

  500m 1000m 1500m 5000m 10000m MS TP Max
:BLR      1     1   2
:BEL      1     1   2
:CAN  3 2 1 2 1 1 X 10
:COL           1   1
:DEN            2   2
:FIN  1 1           2
:FRA  1 1   1 1 1   3
:GER  1 1   2 1     5
:ITA        2 1 1 X 4
:JPN  3 1 2 1   2   8
:KAZ            1   1
:KOR  3 3 1     2 X 9
:LAT      1     1   2
:NED  3 3 3 3 2 2   8
:NZL        1 1 2 X 4
:NOR  1 1 3 2 1 1 X 9
:POL  1 1 2     1   5
:RUS  2 3 3 2   1 X 10
:SUI            1   1
:USA  2 3 3     2   8

 

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heywoodu    1,109

I wouldn't be surprised if 'we' end up with nobody in the women's 500m. It's very likely to have the lowest possible position in the Dutch 'selection matrix' since there's almost no medal chance anyway :p 

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Nate River    4
52 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I wouldn't be surprised if 'we' end up with nobody in the women's 500m. It's very likely to have the lowest possible position in the Dutch 'selection matrix' since there's almost no medal chance anyway :p 

The Netherlands will definitively get quotas, probably 3. Keep in mind on top of the 20 athletes qualified by world cup ranking there are 16 spots available for the best performers in Calgary and Salt Lake City via the time ranking, it's not that hard for a good speed skating nation to qualify three spots in the 500/1000/1500.

 

The real question is if the Netherlands will send any 500m specialists or if they will simply use the 500m as a warm-up race. My guess is that they won't be sending any 500m specialists.

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heywoodu    1,109
6 hours ago, Nate River said:

The Netherlands will definitively get quotas, probably 3. Keep in mind on top of the 20 athletes qualified by world cup ranking there are 16 spots available for the best performers in Calgary and Salt Lake City via the time ranking, it's not that hard for a good speed skating nation to qualify three spots in the 500/1000/1500.

 

The real question is if the Netherlands will send any 500m specialists or if they will simply use the 500m as a warm-up race. My guess is that they won't be sending any 500m specialists.

That's what I meant :d 

 

It all depends on the 'selection matrix' and who will qualify in which distances. 

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dcro    965
1 hour ago, intoronto said:

Any idea why Colombia is not competing at the World Cup in Norway? :( 

 

Probably not making the difference anyway. Causil will be looking to qualify by time, so his important races will be Calgary/Salt Lake. And there is no mass start at this stage for the other Colombian.

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