NOUVEAU: Short track World Cup bids on the line this weekend at Civic Arena
John Kennett - Our Midland.com - 09/28/2007
Most speed skaters are anxiously looking forward to competing in the 2007 Dow American Cup I Short Track Championships this weekend. [...]
Due to an injury, Bay City's Alex Izykowski will not be able to participate in the meet this Saturday and Sunday at the Midland Civic Arena.
The top six men and women skaters will be named to the U.S. World Cup team that will compete in China, Japan, the Netherlands and Italy.
Skaters placing 7-12 will go to Calgary, Alberta and participate in the Conematic International Short Track Challenge, Oct. 4-15.
Izy and Apolo will miss area skating meet
MIKE SPENCER - TIMES SPORTS WRITER - September 28, 2007
Alex Izykowski is going to have to sit this one out.
LE SITE incontournable pour tout savoir : Ohno Zone
U.S. Speedskating has undergone a makeover
September 27, 2007 - JO-ANN BARNAS - FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER
MIDLAND -- Just as its biggest star transformed himself from Olympic gold medalist to celebrity dancer with a sexy samba, U.S. Speedskating has undergone its own drastic makeover since the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. [...]
Chun, a former Korean national team coach who previously worked with the Canadians, has big expectations for U.S. short trackers.
"For 2010 Olympics, three gold medals for boys group; for girls, one silver," Chun said in halted English. "I see eight medals total. Until now, US Speedskating was only Apolo. We need to make other strong skaters. That is my goal."
No Apolo Ohno, but speed skating meet still first class
John Kennett - 09/19/2007 - Our Midland.com