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heywoodu

Speed Skating ISU European Championships 2018

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This gold was just unexpected.. and obliviously I missed it :facepalm:Tomorrow we have some nice chance of medals (both mass starts and men's pursuit), I just hope that out public TV will show it :fingers:

 

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Tomorrow it's time for the speed skating circus, the real work is over now at these championships :d 

 

It's like the figure skating gala at the end of a tournament, but with medals :p 

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6 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Tomorrow it's time for the speed skating circus, the real work is over now at these championships :d 

 

It's like the figure skating gala at the end of a tournament, but with medals :p 

Nah, I can agree that both events must have a different format but they can be something of nice

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1 minute ago, Gianlu33 said:

Nah, I can agree that both events must have a different format but they can be something of nice

But especially the team sprint shouldn't be taken too seriously. And nobody does, apparently :p 

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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

But especially the team sprint shouldn't be taken too seriously. And nobody does, apparently :p 

I agree for the team spirit, it's a stupid event, I just discovered that it's in the schedule :p

I spoke about mass start and team pursuit

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2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Tomorrow it's time for the speed skating circus, the real work is over now at these championships :d 

 

It's like the figure skating gala at the end of a tournament, but with medals :p 

Hey man, the team pursuit was a great adition. The Olympic format is obviously better (the 2006 format especially). I think the team sprint would also be a very good adition with a knockout bracket.

 

The mass start, well, bleh. They should make it twice as long and remove the sprints.

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4 minutes ago, Nate River said:

Hey man, the team pursuit was a great adition. The Olympic format is obviously better (the 2006 format especially). I think the team sprint would also be a very good adition with a knockout bracket.

 

The mass start, well, bleh. They should make it twice as long and remove the sprints.

Either the team pursuit or team sprint is alright, speed skating doesn't need both of them. 

 

And exactly, current mass start sucks. Make it a marathon (at least 100 laps) and then we'll start talking about how serious this is.

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53 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Either the team pursuit or team sprint is alright, speed skating doesn't need both of them. 

 

And exactly, current mass start sucks. Make it a marathon (at least 100 laps) and then we'll start talking about how serious this is.

I'd actually like to see both the team sprint and the team pursuit, since there isn't much overlap between athletes (an ideal team sprint team seems to be two 500m specialists plus a 1000m specialist, team pursuit is middle to long distance skaters). But then again, I'm a big fan of the track cycling team pursuit and team sprint so it figures I'd like the winter version.

 

Right now the team sprint is kind of a joke but I think if it gets added to the world and the Olympics (...which I feel has to be the plan given how hard the ISU is pushing it) it's going to get taken very seriously very quickly.

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