China win relay gold as Koreans disqu...

China win relay gold as Koreans disqualified

There are 10 comments on the Shanghai Daily story from Feb 25, 2010, titled China win relay gold as Koreans disqualified. In it, Shanghai Daily reports that:

China's gold medallists celebrate with coaching staff as South Korea's coach reacts to his team's disqualification after the women's 3000 metres relay short track speed skating final at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics yesterday.

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NotAFan

Quinton, VA

#1 Feb 25, 2010
I believe this was an unfortunate, but good, call by the referee to disqualify the Koreans. The definitive moment and move of the race that created the separation between Korea and China occurred during contact, and it was clear that the Korean skater pushed off with her hand causing some of the separation.

I don't like the disqualification rules in short track. I think they should be more like horse racing, where they are disqualified just past the party that was interfered with. In that case, Korea would have received silver medals.

Jostling in short track is part of the game, which makes it exciting, but if you're going to skate with overly aggressive tactics and skirt the edges of the rules, sometimes you're going to have to pay the price.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#2 Feb 25, 2010
It is obvious the referee is a Communist. Isn't that right Comrade Hewish.
AFan

San Francisco, CA

#3 Feb 25, 2010
There was no push-off. The Chinese front skate touched the Korean rear skate before there was any body contact and the Chinese leaned into the Korean skater after that.

I think the real question is who had the right of way at the moment of blade contact: the rear skate of the Korean, or the front skate of the Chinese? Two possibilities on this:

A) Korean had the right of way because the Korean made a clean pass and she was in the front at the moment of contact.

B) Chinese had the right of way because the Korean skated into the Chinese lane after passing.

I'm not a referee and I have no idea which.
Steve in Vernal

Roosevelt, UT

#4 Feb 25, 2010
sorry for duplicating the topic... think this was posted while I was in the process of writing mine.
I'm glad to read several points of view here. I hope to see more from someone that has a good understanding of the rules.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#5 Feb 25, 2010
AFan wrote:
There was no push-off. The Chinese front skate touched the Korean rear skate before there was any body contact and the Chinese leaned into the Korean skater after that.
I think the real question is who had the right of way at the moment of blade contact: the rear skate of the Korean, or the front skate of the Chinese? Two possibilities on this:
A) Korean had the right of way because the Korean made a clean pass and she was in the front at the moment of contact.
B) Chinese had the right of way because the Korean skated into the Chinese lane after passing.
I'm not a referee and I have no idea which.
Oh please! You don't find it the slightest bit odd and coincidental that twice the same referee has made a decision in favor for a COMMUNIST COUNTRY?! It is quite obvious he is a Communist sympathizer.
srinv

Oakland, CA

#6 Feb 25, 2010
The Korean skater did two things that resulted in the DQ: 1. Cross-tracking into the other skater’s land to block her, 2. Impeding the other skater by pushing. http://www.worldshorttrack.com/shorttrack/abo... . Either one of these result in automatic DQ.

NBC has the slow motion replay at 3 different angles. You can clearly see the Korean skater's right arm pushed into the other skater's shoulder to slow her down.
Kennedy

Nashua, NH

#7 Feb 25, 2010
I agree with the dq, it looks like the korean pushed off the chinese skater. And davidh64: your an idiot.
Objective

San Jose, CA

#9 Feb 26, 2010
Luckily, there are replays available online, so we can see what exactly happened. It is definitely hard for the girls who practiced so long to get here and have their medals taken away, but the replay did show why they were disqualified.:(
Sag

AOL

#10 Feb 27, 2010
Koreans are dirty skaters.
STFan

Puyallup, WA

#12 Mar 12, 2010
Those who believe Korea DQ was a good call, see the "entire" track. The korean was skating her lane from the push point. The Chinese trying to pass, but couldn't build up enough speed and ending up running into the korean skater's rear blade. Are you guys telling me that the Korean should have slowed down and yielded her way to the Chinese? It was bad call. Even NBC commentator did not believe in the referee's call.

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