Just how exciting is short track speed skating?

2022-08-04 0 By

The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.The Sports department of Chinanews.com has launched a series of columns called “100 Questions of the Winter Olympics”, aiming to popularize knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting snow and ice stories, and help people have a better watching experience during the Beijing Winter Olympics.97 the games best q | how to stimulate short track speed skating?Short track speed skating is one of the three major skating events at the Winter Olympics, along with figure skating and speed skating.But unlike speed skating, short track speed skating is a direct competition between competitors, rather than a race against time.Therefore, strategy, courage, skill and excitement coexist in short track speed skating.Fouls are common in short track speed skating, which can be chaotic because athletes are constantly fighting for position.And once fouls occur, it will have a great impact on the situation on the pitch.For example, in the final of the women’s 3,000-meter short-track speed skating relay at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, a Collision between a South Korean skater and a Chinese skater caused the Chinese skater to almost fall, and the South Korean team crossed the finish line first.File photo: Han Tianyu of China competes in the men’s 500-meter heat at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.The picture shows Han Tianyu in the competition.China News Service reporter Song Jihe photo after the game, the referee at the scene through watching the replay to determine that the South Korean team in the game foul, so the result was cancelled, China won the gold medal, and broke the world record.In the competition before the final, if a player is fouled and his performance is affected, he may be directly “judged” into the next round, which is the protection mechanism for the fouled player and also a reflection of the fairness of the competition.If a player is bumped during a match, and the player is fouled, and the player was first or second at the time of the collision, the player may be disqualified for the next round.So, in theory, the last place in the group could go through.However, if fouls occur in the final, some athletes will miss out on MEDALS or even gold.The most typical case is the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Australia’s Bradbury unexpectedly won the race.In the men’s 1,000m short track speed skating final, Bradbury, who was last in the race, was lucky to win the gold medal when the leading skiers all fell at the last turn.It was Australia’s first ever Winter Olympic gold medal.(By Wang Hao)