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Speed Skating ISU Single Distances World Championships 2020


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And the draw for the men's 5k tonight is just one big disappointment :(

https://live.isuresults.eu/events/2020_USA_0002/competition/2/start-list

 

Basically all of the favourites avoided each other. At least Kramer has to go early and seems to be in fantastic shape, I wouldn't be surprised to see him get awfully close to the WR.

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and we are underway...

 

first Italian athlete, Noemi Bonazza in the women's 3000m and first disappointing outing...PB of 4.04 (in Hereenveen), she skated 4.08 in SLC...:wall:

 

she totally missed out on her peaking, to say the least...:spank:

 

by the way, our National TV has blocked the YT broadcast, as they are also showing this event...in streaming on their website with Italian commentary only (of course an awful commentary) and with the wonderful resolution of 404p...:yikes::hairpull::wall:

 

I'd better watch some football on tv...:zip::bones:

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So far most people are 'disappointing' (as in, not getting their PB's). One of the Dutch commentators has of course already mentioned the L-word...luchtcirculatie, meaning air circulation --> the thing that, according to him, has a huge influence on the results. There's not enough air circulation from riders on the warmup track yet :lol: 

 

Always when there's a false start, one can hear him say how it'll affect the times 'because there is a little break and so the air circulation is broken' :p 

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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

So far most people are 'disappointing' (as in, not getting their PB's). One of the Dutch commentators has of course already mentioned the L-word...luchtcirculatie, meaning air circulation --> the thing that, according to him, has a huge influence on the results. There's not enough air circulation from riders on the warmup track yet :lol: 

 

Always when there's a false start, one can hear him say how it'll affect the times 'because there is a little break and so the air circulation is broken' :p 

 

yeah, but most people have PB skated in calgary or SLC, which makes it less obvious to improve each and every time...

 

Bonazza's best came in Hereenveen earlier this season (the first one she's trying to switch from the shorter distances to the 1500m/3000m disciplines)...

 

so, in this particular case it's normal to expect people improving from time time, especially when you go from a sea level european track to the altitude North American ice ovals...

 

but something must have happened with her, since she's having the worst 2 weeks of the season (I hope she's not sick)...

 

p.s. Achtereekte...wow!

luchtcirculatie troubles or not...huge PB for her...:d

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