Lastest in the 2007 World Skating Championship in Cali

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Information gathered by Al Rodas, main source Official Website of the event, pictures by Linda Wood. Español


The Colombian team

At the end of the penultimate day in of track competitions of the World Championships, Colombia dominates the men junior category in the general nation’s board. The locals have 330 points and have a distance of 10 points from Italy and 25 from the Koreans; the top five is completed by USA and Belgian.

Colombia has been able to maintain regularity in the competitions; in the 300 gain 82 points, in the batteries 83, in the 10.000 combines 80, and in the elimination 85. Evidence of the good performance of the team is the results of the 300 CRI were it was by far the best. The same thing happened in the 1.000 and in the combined and in elimination was second after Italy and South Korea respectively.

South Korean Team

Meanwhile, Italy has 320 points product of its 75 points in the 300, 80 in the batteries, 88 in the 10.000 combined and 77 in elimination. South Korea has 305 points: 68 in crono, 68 in the 1.000, 78 in the 10.000 and 77 in the 15.000.

Next is the general classification of the men junior category:

Place

Country

Total

1

Colombia

330

2

Italy

320

3

South Korea

305

4

USA

236

5

Belgian

236

6

Australia

236

7

Chile

234

8

Venezuela

224

9

Argentina

221

10

China Taipei

207

11

Spain

167

12

Ecuador

148

13

France

139

14

New Zealand

122

15

Mexico

104

16

El Salvador

97

17

Guatemala

95

18

Portugal

88

19

Germany

78

20

Iran

77

21

Hong Kong

76

22

Canada

76

23

Poland

72

24

Holland

58

25

South Africa

50

26

India

34

27

Panamá

30

28

Brazil

29

SOUTH KOREA DOMINATES THE GENERAL LIST IN JUNIOR LADIES

The protagonist role of South Korea in this World Championships is not a small thing. And its domination of the majority of the categories in undeniable, as example we have the junior ladies were it has 259 points against the 237 of the Colombian Team.

At the end are the points and not the medals what are going to define the Championship winner.

South Korea has its best performance exactly were Colombia had its worst. It was in the 1000 meters category where the Asians gains distance from the home team by adding 73 points against 58 of Colombia.

Is evident that in this World Championships, Korean is the language spoke, and only the Spanish of the Colombians might stop the the Asians become the world potency.

The numbers for South Korea are as follows. 57 from the CRI 300, 69 of the 10.000 combined, 73 from the 1.000 batteries and 60 of the 15.000 elimination. Meanwhile the host team has: 60 in the 300, 63 in the combined, 58 in the 1.000 and 54 in the elimination.

USA is third with 191 points; Italy is fourth with 180 and Argentina is fifth with 174.

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