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Short Track Speed Skating 2020 - 2021 Discussion Thread



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30 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

There’s been lots of dual skaters-cyclists but.....

 

 

There is actually also a skier / cyclist too (Georgia Simmerling has competed in alpine skiing, ski cross and track cycling, winning a bronze medal in the team pursuit)

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I'm afraid this is not coming as a surprise, but it is absolutely devastating nonetheless. The Dutch speed skating federation has just announced the death of Lara van Ruijven at 27.

The national team coach Jeroen Otter today said there has been not a single sign of recovery and Van Ruijven is very much fighting for her life. She is in an artificial coma and that's not expected to

This is so devastatingly sad. I met Lara in 2015, and she was a nice person. Condolences to her family, friends and teammates.    

11 minutes ago, NearPup said:

There is actually also a skier / cyclist too (Georgia Simmerling has competed in alpine skiing, ski cross and track cycling, winning a bronze medal in the team pursuit)


Yeah, it was a tragedy that she broke her legs & could not compete in ski cross in Korea.  Had a good chance if a dual medal as well.

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Korean media reports Victor Ann is going to be Chinese head coach with the contract of US$434,000 annual pay. He is currently under quarantine in Qingdao, China and going to sign the contract right after that. It's also reported that he decide to accept the offer after the consent of Russia. Good news for struggling team China.

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

No more 3km 'super final' at the Dutch allround championships, and there's talk about it being discussed for the European and World Championships as well.

https://www.schaatsen.nl/nieuws/2020/december/superfinale-afgeschaft-op-nk-allround-shorttrack-usain-bolt-loopt-ook-geen-3000-meter-steeple/

This is very reasonable. The whole “super final” concept was always really confusing. Either the 3000m should be run as a standalone distance or it should be eliminated.

 

Why does that coach have such a hate-on for the 3000m Steeplechase which is, once again, the best race on the track?

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15 hours ago, NearPup said:

This is very reasonable. The whole “super final” concept was always really confusing. Either the 3000m should be run as a standalone distance or it should be eliminated.

 

Why does that coach have such a hate-on for the 3000m Steeplechase which is, once again, the best race on the track?

He doesn't :p 

 

When he mentions the steeple he says "Usain Bolt isn't doing the 3k steeple, is he?" as a sort of point as to why a 3k super final is a bit of a weird thing in a sport where it's mainly about shorter distances. I know, not the best comparison at all (apart from Bolt also not doing 100m's anymore :p), but it was definitely not something against the steeplechase :d 

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3 hours ago, Gianlu33 said:

Frederic Blackburn, 2 time Olympic silver medallist and coach of the women's Canadian short track team, is the new assistent coach of Italian Team.

Y'all may want to reconsider that hire...

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