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heywoodu

Speed Skating at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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heywoodu    3,405
6 minutes ago, Nate River said:

Oh, they changed the format?

I guess so :p 

 

This makes sense though, first based on time (not on World Cup standings) and then 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 for the final. 

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james89    7

The Wikipedia article showed it as a bracket though...

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heywoodu    3,405
8 minutes ago, james89 said:

The Wikipedia article showed it as a bracket though...

Yep, someone didn't pay attention there :d 

 

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heywoodu    3,405
8 minutes ago, stepansevs said:

Do you know if there will be 2 races in 500m or only 1? Thank you

 

Since IOC/ISU wanted to actually turn the competition into something that's mathematically unfair, they've changed the format from 2 runs to 1, giving a random advantage to 50% of the field :)

 

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stepansevs    7
1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

Since IOC/ISU wanted to actually turn the competition into something that's mathematically unfair, they've changed the format from 2 runs to 1, giving a random advantage to 50% of the field :)

 

Stupid decision.  The same as in moguls,  freestyle skiing,  canoeing slalom... 

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heywoodu    3,405
Just now, stepansevs said:

Stupid decision.  The same as in moguls,  freestyle skiing,  canoeing slalom... 

Not sure how it works in freestyle skiing or canoeing slalom, but here there is one rider who can actually hear the starting shot earlier, and there's a major difference between finishing outside or inside.

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dcro    2,870
54 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Not sure how it works in freestyle skiing or canoeing slalom, but here there is one rider who can actually hear the starting shot earlier, and there's a major difference between finishing outside or inside.

 

Then 400m in athletics has the same thing.

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Monzanator    70
26 minut temu, dcro napisał:

 

Then 400m in athletics has the same thing.

 

But there are heats in the 400m so you can work yourself to a favorable lane.

 

The decision to hold only one heat in the 500m is downright stupid and pathetic. I believe there will be enough controversy either here or in Beijing that they will change it back to the old format.

 

Admittedly some of the bigger guys like Poland's Artur Was said they prefer to finish on the outside bc the inner lane becomes too tight and throws him to the outside. However I don't see such problems for the women.

 

Kodaira will finish on the outside lane while Lee Sang-Hwa on the inside, tell me that's a coincidence? :p

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Monzanator    70
Dnia 16.02.2018 o 18:53, OlympicsFan napisał:

Would be great for the sport, if an idol like her continues to compete. Speed skating is losing more and more popularity, so an international star like here can only help the sport. Would be absolutely sensational if she would win a medal in mass start.

 

It rather speaks how badly the German speed skating has fallen off in this decade when there is no one who can dislodge a woman old enoigh to be a grandmother from the Olympic line-up. It's very un-German like to lose the plot in an event which used to bring you so much success.

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heywoodu    3,405
50 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

It rather speaks how badly the German speed skating has fallen off in this decade when there is no one who can dislodge a woman old enoigh to be a grandmother from the Olympic line-up. It's very un-German like to lose the plot in an event which used to bring you so much success.

Plus someone like Pechstein still being competitive is rather negative for the sport all around, since it shows absolutely no progress. I guess she'll medal in the mass start, which would be quite something noteworthy, but as a fan of the sport, that would be bad to see :) 

 

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OlympicsFan    231
vor 1 Stunde schrieb Monzanator:

 

It rather speaks how badly the German speed skating has fallen off in this decade when there is no one who can dislodge a woman old enoigh to be a grandmother from the Olympic line-up. It's very un-German like to lose the plot in an event which used to bring you so much success.

I agree, although Germany being so bad in speed skating and cross-country (as well as swimming and distance running) is a very good sign for the clean sport in Germany. Impossible to be world class in any of those sports without doping, so i am rather happy about Germany being so bad in those sports.

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