Sport Skater Jung misses 1500m short track final

01:35  11 february  2018
01:35  11 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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Short Track speed skater Andy Jung . Photo: Getty Images. The 22-year-old narrowly missed out on progressing to the finals for the 1500 m and 1000m in Seoul, placing fifth in the semi- finals for both races to secure her 9th place overall in the 1000m, and 14th in the 1500 m .

The men's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics took place on February 13 at the Pacific Coliseum. Heats took place at 5:00 PM PST, while the semifinals took place at 6:18 PM PST and the final event one hour later at 7:18 PM PST.

Andy Jung.© Getty Andy Jung. Australian Andy Jung had one Bradbury moment but it wasn't enough as he failed to make the 1500m short track speed skating final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

After lagging the field and then benefiting from a disqualification in his heat, Jung progressed to the semi-finals.

But in a keenly contested semi he could only manage fifth, having required a top three spot to move into the deciding race.

He was in the contest going into the final lap and looked to steal some space on an inside line but didn't quite have the speed to pull it off, also missing a place in the B final.

"There were too many things happening at the start, so I was just waiting - they're tired, I have more energy," Jung said.

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ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championship Erzurum (TUR) 7-9 March 2014. In fact, it was an all-Korean podium in the Ladies final , with team-mates Minjeong Choi and Se Jung Ahn earning second and third place.

at the newly completed Gangneung Ice Area, which will be the home of the short track speed. skating events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. On the Men’s side, Jung Su Lee (KOR) won the 1500 m final for a second consecutive weekend.

"But I think I was too late to move. If I had two more laps or even one lap, then I could have made it.

"But kind of disappointed that I didn't."

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Wang Meng won three gold medals becoming the most accomplished female short track speed skater in Olympic history and Apolo Ohno became the most decorated Winter Olympian in US history with 8 medals. Final .

Winter Olympic Game. Short Track Speed skating User Results. 3rd Bronze Italy Arianna Fontana (ITA). < 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic >. 1500 m Men Final 1st Gold Jung Su Lee (KOR) 2'17"611.

The signs are however good for his preferred distance over 500m.

Lim Hyo-jun claimed the host nation its first gold medal, winning the crash-filled final from Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands while bronze went to Semen Elistratov under the Olympic Athlete from Russia banner.

Earlier, Jung finished fourth in his six-man first-round heat on Saturday night and was set for elimination.

But he and fifth-placed Chinese Tianyu Han advanced after it was ruled the pair had been interfered with by disqualified skater Yuri Confortola of Italy.

The Korean-born Jung was impeded when Confortola ran into Han from behind to cause a crash with a few laps remaining.

He finished more than two seconds in behind third place.

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SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING - 1500 m men - Charles Hamelin - Canada - Gold Medallist. FINALS . Jung -Su LEE. Kor. S. Finals . Apolo Anton OHNO. USA. B.

That wraps up the ISU Short Track Speed Skating 2015/16 Season. The level of competition is extremely high, and with preliminary rounds of 8 skaters in a 1500 m with only 2 qualifying to the next round, as an example, this is Andy Jung and Alex Bryant through to the quarter finals of the 1500 m .

Steven Bradbury famously took advantage of disqualifications and then ultimately his competitors crashing and falling over in the final of the 1000m to take out Australia's first Winter Olympics gold medal back in 2002.

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Ferlazzo was 16th after his first run with a track personal best of 48.073 seconds before losing time in the second to sit outside the final cut-off.

Earlier, Australian cross-country skier Barbara Jezersek finished 39th in the 15km skiathlon, ahead of 50th-placed countrywoman Jessica Yeaton.

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