Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed today of all developments around the second day of the World Championship short track in Dordrecht.

Lots of fun!



Program: 


3.21 pm:

 500 meters, quarter-finals (women)


3:36 pm:

 500 meters, quarter-finals (men)


4.05 pm: 

500 meters, semi-finals (women)


4.13 pm: 

500 meters, semi-finals (men)


4.40 pm:

 500 meters, final (women)


16:51:

 500 meters, final (men)



17:12:

 3,000 meters relay, semifinals (women)


17:27:

 5,000 meters relay, semifinals (men)

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All Dutch women have qualified for the semi-final in the 500 meters, the men can repeat that trick.

Dylan Hoogerwerf comes into action in the first of four quarter-finals.

To be clear: the numbers one and two of each quarter-final qualify for the semi-finals.

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Selma Poutsma wins her quarter-final after a nice catch-up action and therefore also qualifies for the semi-final.

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Suzanne Schulting wins the second quarter-final very convincingly, with a personal record, and thus also qualifies for the semi-final.

Selma Poutsma comes into action in the fourth and last quarterfinals.

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The quarter finals in the 500 meters for the women have now started.

Xandra Velzeboer has already qualified for the semi-finals in the first heat.

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Itzhak de Laat has to settle for silver in the 1,500 meters, behind Canadian Charles Hamelin.

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After three Dutch medals in the 1,500 meters, including gold for Suzanne Schulting, the World Cup continues with the quarter-finals in the 500 meters.

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De Laat takes silver in the 1,500 meters! 

He tried to pass the Canadian Charles Hamelin, but that is no longer possible.

Hamelin takes gold and De Laat has to be content with the silver.

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Five more rounds.

De Laat is in third place.

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The men's final on the 1,500 meters has started.

Can De Laat ride in the medals?

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After the B-final, won by Kazach Galiakhmetov, it is now time for the men's final in the 1,500 meters.

So with one Dutchman, Itzhak de Laat, at the start.

Sjinkie Knegt and Dylan Hoogerwerf both received a penalty in the semi-finals and did not reach the final.

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Suzanne Schulting is overjoyed after her convincing victory in the 1,500 meters.

"It is a relief, the head has come off. I am very happy", she tells the

NOS 

enthusiastically.

"I want to show the whole world that I am the best."

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No, Sarault will not be punished and so it will stay with bronze for Velzeboer.

A wonderful achievement for the World Cup debutant.

Among others, the Italian Fofana, seen in advance as one of Schulting's biggest competitors, ends up outside the medals.

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It is still being considered whether the number two, the Canadian Sarault, should be punished.

If that is the case, Velzeboer will even take silver.

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Suzanne Schulting takes the world title in the 1,500 meters! 



Suzanne Schulting lives up to her favorite role and takes gold in the 1,500 meters!

There is even more Dutch success, because Xandra Velzeboer takes the bronze.

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Schulting is at the front with seven more laps.

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The women's final on the 1,500 meters has started!

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The finalists will be announced one by one.

Then we can start with the first final of this World Cup short track.

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The Italian Machito wins the B-final in the 1,500 meters and thus takes a point for the general classification.

We are about to start with the A-final, with three Dutch women.

Suzanne Schulting is of course the big favorite, can she take the world title in the 1,500 meters?

And what can Selma Poutsma and Xandra Velzeboer do?

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Sjinkie Knegt does not agree with his penalty that he received on the 1,500 meters, so he did not qualify for the final.

"I am being punished because I crossed the blue line, because then you have to let the person next to you pass. But I have never crossed the blue line", Knegt rants at the

NOS. 

Then that guy from Kazakhstan bumps into me and makes a show of it, but I have never crossed the blue line and so we are right in that corner.

I do not get it.

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We are now slowly preparing for the finals in the 1,500 meters.

The women start at 14.43, with all three Dutchmen.

Itzhak de Laat has to keep the Dutch honor high in the men's final, at 14.58.

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Almost everyone falls in this ride, including Dylan Hoogerwerf.

The Dutchman does not finish in the first two and also receives a penalty, making Itzhak de Laat the only Dutchman we will see in the final of the 1,500 meters in the men.

The Russian Elistratov simply qualifies for the final, the let Reinis Berzins goes with him.

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Dylan Hoogerwerf has now started his semifinal.

The Dutchman is still low-key and, as is often the case in the beginning, drives at the back.

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Sjinkie Knegt will be punished and will not make it to the final!




Drama for Knegt!

He is penalized for making contact and misses the final of the 1,500 meters.

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In the third and final semifinal Dylan Hoogerwerf comes into action.

Can he complete the Dutch six in the finals of the 1,500 meters?

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De Laat and Knegt both qualify for the final in the 1,500 meters!

The Dutch finish in first and second place.

The Italian Sighel finishes fourth and is surprisingly eliminated.

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Kolenc has run empty and is being driven past.

De Laat and Knegt now compete for the final place and are on 1 and 2

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De Kroaat Kolenc sprints away from the start and is more than half a lap ahead of De Laat and Knegt.

But can the Croat keep this up?

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Sjinkie Knegt and Itzhak de Laat have started their semi-final in the 1,500 meters!

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The race has been reviewed extensively.

Nothing has changed on the top two, but the Canadian Dubouis, the Belgian Desmet and the Frenchman Lepape have all been punished.

That means that we can prepare for the second semifinal, with Knegt and De Laat.

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After an exciting fight, Shaolin Sandor Liu and Maxime Laoun finish first and second and thus they qualify for the final.

Now it is the turn of Knegt and De Laat.

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After the semi-finals for the women successful for the Netherlands, it is now time for the semi-finals in the 1,500 meters for the men.

In the first semifinal, which is now underway, no Dutch people are participating.

Sjinkie Knegt and Itzhak de Laat sit in the second semifinal, while Dylan Hoogerwerf comes into action in the third and last semifinal.

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Ekaterina Efremenkova finishes third in the semifinal, but is well above the time of Xandra Velzeboer.

This means that all three Dutch women have qualified for the final on the 1,500 meters.

This also applies to Sofia Prosvirnova and Arianna Fontana, who finish first and second in the third semifinal.

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Schulting and Poutsma are therefore directly qualified for the final.

Velzeboer finishes third and has to wait and see if that is enough for a final place.

For that she has to be the fastest number three.

The number three of the first semifinal was a lot slower than Velzeboer, so everything depends for her on the last semifinal, which is about to start.

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Suzanne Schulting wins the semi-finals by force majeure, Poutsma rides to second place.

Velzeboer staggers for a moment and almost falls, but can recover and finishes third.

A completely Dutch top three.

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Halfway through the race, Suzanne Schulting takes over the lead.

Xandra Velzeboer is in third place, while Selma Poutsma has to make up ground.

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In the second semifinal, the three Dutch women all come into action.

Suzanne Schulting, Selma Poutsma and Xandra Velzeboer are at the start.

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After a rather chaotic first semifinal, with a crash and a false start, Canadian Courtney Sarault and Belgian Hanne Desmet qualify for the final in the 1,500 meters.

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A crash in the first race, in which, among others, Cynthia Mascitto is involved.

That means there will be a reboot.

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Start! 

The first semi-final of the women in the 1,500 meters has started!

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The first semi-final in the 1,500 meters for the women is about to start.

In the first race we see Natalia Maliszewska in action, who finished fifth at the European Championship in January.

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We start at 13:47 with the semi-finals in the 1,500 meters for the women.

The three Dutch women (Suzanne Schulting, Selma Poutsma and Xandra Velzeboer) compete in the same semi-final.

They are classified in the second of three races.

The top two of each race will qualify for the final.

There is also a ticket for the final for the fastest number three.

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Suzanne Schulting saw the necessary competitors for the world title drop out in recent weeks.

Due to the corona virus, the short trackers and short trackers from Japan, China, South Korea and Great Britain have not traveled to the Netherlands.

For the women, this means that South Korean three-time world champion Choi Min-jeong, among others, is not present.

At the last World Cup in 2019, she finished second behind world champion Suzanne Schulting.

The number three of the last World Cup, the Canadian Kim Boutin, is also missing in Dordrecht.

She herself made the decision to stay at home.


Another major competitor of Schulting, the German Anna Seidel (visible in the photo), was seriously injured in a training accident last week and also had to cancel.

At the European Championship last January, she finished second behind Schulting.

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The Dutch men also had their first day without major problems.

Sjinkie Knegt, Itzhak de Laat and Dylan Hoogerwerf qualify for the semi-finals at all distances.

Knegt won his heat in the 500 meters, but had to tolerate De Laat on the 1,500 meters.

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The Dutch short trackers had a great first day in Dordrecht.

Top favorite Suzanne Schulting won her heat on all three distances (500 meters, 1,000 meters and 1,500 meters) and thus qualified for the semi-finals without any problems.

In her wake, Selma Poutsma and Xandra Velzeboer also qualified for the semi-finals at all distances.

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