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Alpine Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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Am 23.12.2017 um 20:36 schrieb Dunadan:

I believe it's almost certain that the alpine combined will be replaced by a parallel event. This is from last May and you can read the draft calendar for 2020-21 (PDF), updated in October.

A women's 2 run downhill is already scheduled in February 2018, and more are supposed to be held in 2020-21 according to that draft.

Good news, the combined is a snoozefest most of the time and often very unfair for speed specialists, especially on the mens side. I think Shiffrin would have dominated this event anyway, there is no need to gift her another gold.

Of course heywoodu is right about speed skating, i dont get what those officials are thinking. Is there any person that will suddenly say "So far i never cared about speed skating, but now that they introduced the mass start i became a huge fan"? They should just accept that some sports are boring and will never have as many fans as the popular sports like ice hockey or biathlon, so they should just try to keep those people happy, who already follow their sport.

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Ummm Hi people. I'm coming here for help. Spanish Federation is saying that both Kim Salarich and Juan Del Campo, two male spanish alpine skiers, have qualifiyed to compite at the games amd that both are going to be there. But I'm pretty sure that Spain only have one men's quota. They keep saying that they both are in, cause one is in slalom and the other in Giant. I keep thinking that this is wrong, but guys can you clarify me, please.

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27 minutes ago, Jur said:

Ummm Hi people. I'm coming here for help. Spanish Federation is saying that both Kim Salarich and Juan Del Campo, two male spanish alpine skiers, have qualifiyed to compite at the games amd that both are going to be there. But I'm pretty sure that Spain only have one men's quota. They keep saying that they both are in, cause one is in slalom and the other in Giant. I keep thinking that this is wrong, but guys can you clarify me, please.

 

Spain is not high enough on the additional allocation list to have a chance, so looks like they are planning to trade women's quota for the second men's quota. It was possible to do that in 2014.

 

I wonder if they'll still allow that though. Because everyone in 2014 traded women for men, and not the other way around. :p

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hace 2 horas, dcro said:

 

Spain is not high enough on the additional allocation list to have a chance, so looks like they are planning to trade women's quota for the second men's quota. It was possible to do that in 2014.

 

I wonder if they'll still allow that though. Because everyone in 2014 traded women for men, and not the other way around. :p

Nope, cause they also said that they're waiting for the girls (an even another dude) to fullfith 'national selection criterias' and be added to the team.

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Finally there is some news in Indian media about winter sport as Aanchal Thakur has won a medal in some skiing competition (Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Erzurum, Turkey). There is a lot of excitement around her and she has gone viral. I want to understand how big is the tournament (Tennis equivalent: Future level or Challenger level or something even lower). 

 

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21 minutes ago, Dolby said:

Finally there is some news in Indian media about winter sport as Aanchal Thakur has won a medal in some skiing competition (Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Erzurum, Turkey). There is a lot of excitement around her and she has gone viral. I want to understand how big is the tournament (Tennis equivalent: Future level or Challenger level or something even lower). 

 

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I would say lower than future level in tennis. There were seven other competitors, one from Iran, one from Kosovo and five from Turkey. Two of them didn't finish the first run, three didn't finish the second run, so only three athletes actually had a result. That's including Thakur, who was a massive 21 seconds behind the winner (which is rather much in a sport where 3 seconds is considered an eternity)..

 

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But then again, a medal is a medal, even if there's only three with a final result :d 

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6 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I would say lower than future level in tennis. There were seven other competitors, one from Iran, one from Kosovo and five from Turkey. Two of them didn't finish the first run, three didn't finish the second run, so only three athletes actually had a result. That's including Thakur, who was a massive 21 seconds behind the winner (which is rather much in a sport where 3 seconds is considered an eternity)..

 

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As I feared. 

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14 hours ago, Dunadan said:

 

A benign ('good') one, right? Let's hope that's the case and she's recovered soon..

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