Short track speed skating

George Mwangi and Michael Horsford


What it is

  • race around an oval ice track
  • they race with skates
  • 4 to 6 people race

Equipment

  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Protective wear( knees shin sometimes neck)
  • Skates
  • Skin-tight suit

History

  • started in USA and Canada
  • was 1st in Olympics in 1992
  • there are 8 events. 4 for men and 4 for women

Medals - Sochi 2014

  • 1- Russia (3g, 1s, 1b)
  • 2 - China (2g, 3s, 1b)
  • 3 - South Korea (2g, 1s, 2b)

Rules

  • no pushing or shoving other skaters
  • have to stay on track
  • cant give assistance to other skaters

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