2011 World Short Track Championships
*I just want to be
clear that I will NOT be in
I also donít know if there will be a stream running as well.
I just got word of how to watch World Short Track Championships through CCTV-5!† Here are the instructions:
Itís a program called Sopcast.† To install this program, proceed to this link here: http://www.sopcast.com/download/
Youíll have to click on either mirror 1 or mirror 2.† Either one will work.† Next, install the program.† Once youíve installed the program, youíll want to login as anonymous.
youíve logged in, on top under the ďAddressĒ bar, type in either 6002 or CCTV-5
and on the right click on the big blue circle with the arrow or press Enter on
the keyboard.† CCTV-5 should pop up and
you can start working!† Racing starts at
A BIG shoutout to Andrea Whiting for letting me know how this could be done!†
3/12/11 Update 2
Fan Kexin wins the 500m Final!† Arianna Fontana second and Liu Qiuhong third!
Simon Cho wins the 500m Final as well with Olivier Jean second and Liang Wenhao third!† More updates soon.† I gotta update my videos.
There was some great racing yesterday for the 1500m finals! Katherine Reutter and Noh Jin-Kyu were literally dominant in their heats. Reutter overtook the Koreans on the outside with literally three laps to go and maintained her speed for the win. Noh Jin-Kyu was literally three skater lengths ahead of Charles Hamelin easily solidifying his win. More action today in the 500m! If the internet doesnít die, Iíll try to update!
cold here in
To qualify skaters, countries skate during the World Cups. Those results are then used for qualifying spots. The format for World Championships is completely different from World Cups. There is no second chance or ďrepechageĒ to try and get back into qualifying heats. At World Champs the format is exactly the same as the Olympics: If you qualify for the next meet, thatís great! If you donít, youíre completely out of that particular distance.
Each day will skate one distance plus relay qualifications.
Friday Ė 1500m + Womenís Semi Relay
Saturday Ė 500m + Menís Semi Relay
Sunday Ė 1000m + 3000m Super Final + Women/Men Relay Finals
Iíll try to update more tomorrow from the rink itself. Racing starts at 2pm local time (6am California PST, 9am Montreal EST).