USA off to a GREAT start during World Short Track Speedskating Championships

March 13, 2011

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I know this site has been MIA most of the season due to marginal internet service along with personal issues, but I do need to get some congrats in:

Katherine Reutter takes the GOLD in the 1500m!

Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Jeff Simon takes the BRONZE!


Alex Livesey/Getty Images

To see more photos from Getty today, go here:
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=109102304&EditorialProduct=Sport
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Results from Day 1:

Ladies 1500m

1 REUTTER Katherine USA 34
2 PARK Seung-Hi KOR 21
3 CHO Ha-Ri KOR 13
4 FONTANA Arianna ITA 8
5 LI Jianrou CHN 5
6 YANG Shin-Young KOR

Men 1500m

1 NOH Jinkyu KOR 34
2 HAMELIN Charles CAN 21
3 SIMON Jeff USA 13
4 SONG Weilong CHN 8
5 CHO Simon USA 5
6 UM Cheon-Ho KOR 3
7 LEE Ho-Suk KOR 2

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The Ladies didn’t make it out of their race to move on in the Relay. The Men skate tomorrow for their chance to move on towards their spot on the podium.

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You can follow along at the BB forum:
http://therockerforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=trips&action=display&thread=566&page=12

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Here are a few links to try courtesy of Dose on the BB forum:

http://www.tv007.com/tv/4.html

http://bugu.cntv.cn/live_cctv5/index.shtml


http://www.dj533.cn/tv-dianshi-cctv5/

http://www.tiyuba.net/tv/sbs_pplive.html

You can try this one in the UK
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/amateur/story/2010/10/24/sp-speedskating-cbc-schedule.html
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I haven’t had any luck with any of them myself…so if you’re like me, you’ll just be watching the ‘blinking numbers’ here:

http://www.sportresult.com/federations/ISU/ShortTrack/?evt=11210300000009
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Racing starts at 2pm in Sheffield, England
9am Eastern
6am Pacific

…and don’t forget to set those clocks back! (Ahrrrg!)

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