Short Track Speed Skating World Cup
Provo, Utah, USA
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Relay
Relay Racing
These photos are from a few relay heats (not the Finals, we had to leave early)
This page would be especially for those who have never seen a Short Track Relay.
Hopefully you an get some idea of what goes on from these pictures.
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Seting up for the Relay Exchange.
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All that is required is some form of physical contact with the team member. 
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Probably in the first few laps of the Relay.
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Skaters usually give a big push, which helps to increase the speed 
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Chineese and Italians setting up to push.
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Now Italy is in the lead, with China in 2nd and USA in 3rd.
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A lap later, and the lead has changed to China.
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Rusty Smith, who just skated the Relay at this World Cup.
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More skaters pushing.
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Great shot of an Italian skater (#48) whose name is unknown to me, as he, like Rusty, only skated in the Relay
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Apolo Ohno, looking around to see what's going on.  Relays are difficult to follow, sometimes even for the skaters.
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Rusty gets set to receive the 
relay from Apolo.
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Japan, Korea, Italy, and Korea
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Zooming by for the exchange.
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Same skaters as previous shot, as they exchange.
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Crowded?  Eight skaters set to exchange at the same time.
Well, that's it!  I hope you enjoyed this photo set!  Jerry Search
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